Melissa Jacobs

Formerly homeless WR shines for Browns in preseason opener

For many players the preseason doesn't matter as their place on the roster is predetermined. For Browns WR, Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi, every touch of the football means something. And when Sheehy-Guiseppi returned an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Browns preseason opener, it meant something to his teammates and coaches a...

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TFG Pod: State of the NFL with “Commissioner” Amy Trask

This week, Amy Trask of CBS and The Athletic joins Melissa for a robust look at several of the NFL’s burning issues including its inconsistent player conduct policy, treatment of fans & the Raiders move to Vegas. Amy also shares the two NFL divisions she believes are wide open and showcases her extreme devotion to ice cream. THE SHOW ...

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The NFL Really Needs to Exit the Policing Business

“Based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy.  Accordingly, he may attend Kansas City's training camp and participate in all club activities.” – NFL Statement on Tyreek Hill Just like that the world’s most incompetent self-appointed police department strikes (...

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TFG Pod: What Sarah Spain Said

It takes approximately 90 seconds of speaking with Sarah Spain to understand why she’s catapulted to such great heights at ESPN in a relatively short period of time. She’s confident, fearless and whip smart. Since joining ESPN in 2010 as a writer for espnW, Sarah now wears many high profile hats including as a regular panelist for Around the Host, h...

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Top Intriguing NFL Storylines as Preseason Nears

We all have our own way to mark the start of an NFL season. For some, it’s simply the first regular season game, which this year will feature the Packers and Bears in conjunction with the NFL turning 100. For others, it’s the Hall of Fame game. Or Hard Knocks. Or the moment the last Super Bowl ends. Or your fantasy draft. For me, the start of the...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Greg Olsen, Ezekiel Elliott, Jim Irsay

Last week we brought back this feature spotlighting athlete activism for the first time in a couple of months and, WHY HAVEN’T WE BEEN DOING IT ALL ALONG? With so much ugliness in the world, we could all use some reports of altruism, especially when they come from some of our favorite NFL players and teams. Hopefully we can all be inspired to follow s...

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