Melissa Jacobs

🎧 Football Date Night Week 15: 49ers, Bears Triumph Over Rivals

Football Date Night is co-hosted by Melissa Jacobs and her husband. Please consider leaving a favorable review and rating on  On the Week 15 episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave share holiday joy in their beloved teams (49ers and Bears) exercising their demons over hated division rivals (Seahawks and Packers).  Dave parti...

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ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith butchers Chargers-Chiefs matchups to watch

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith gets paid $3 million a year to host ESPN's First Take and generally deliver opinions and analysis with an extreme amount of gusto. But apparently that salary doesn't include basic research. This morning Smith was shockingly off kilter when discussing Thursday Night's Chiefs-Chargers matchup. Smith declared that three players who ...

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Week 14 Musings: ‘Miami Miracle’ Unites America

We are a country divided on everything. Politics. Avocado Toast. Whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie.  That all changed Sunday afternoon. The final play of the Patriots-Dolphins game brought a collective shriek to a country and united us for the first time since, wait when was this country unified again? To recap: The Dolphins were trail...

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🎙Football Date Night: Bear Down, Chicago Bears

Melissa and Dave are back and can’t stop talking about the Chicago Bears’ masterful performance over the Rams. They point out the weaknesses in the Rams (beyond playing in the cold), break down the Bears top-to-bottom defensive domination and contemplate whether or not 60-year-old Vic Fangio should be a high-end head coaching candidate. Turns out th...

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🎙TFG Pod Special: Women in Football Share Their Best Advice

It’s me, TFG Podcast host, Melissa. Unfortunately I have been dealing with laryngitis and while I don’t believe I know much about medicine, my guess is recording a podcast is not high up on the list of remedies. Thus we are using this opportunity to spotlight a recurring theme of this podcast – brilliant women in football sharing their advice. ...

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Week 13 Musings: Mike McCarthy and the Case For In-Season Firings

Some firings are easy. Take Hue Jackson in Cleveland. He should have been fired after winning one game in two seasons. He should have been fired after his inept leadership and propensity for “preventative days off” was on full display during Hard Knocks and presumably even more so behind closed doors. Jackson was finally fired after the Br...

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Redskins Make Mockery of NFL’s Domestic Violence Issue

On Sunday, former 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was in a jail cell, accused of slapping his ex-girlfriend, his second domestic violence arrest in ten months.  48 hours later he was the newest member of the Washington Redskins. Of course it was the Redskins who eschewed all sense of morality and claimed him. The team with the racial slur of a nickna...

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Week 12 Musings: That’s a Wrap, Green Bay

12 weeks down, 5 weeks to go in the regular. Like every year around this week, the playoff picture is starting to crystallize. Sure there will be surprises and Week 17 do or die games. But even when you marry math with momentum, some teams on the margin just look like playoff teams.  The Seahawks are certainly one example, as are the surging Colts, Luc...

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Football Date Night Week 12: Browns Exact Revenge on Hue Jackson

On the Week 12 episode of Football Date Night, Melissa and Dave start by marveling at the Browns super fan who committed to naming his kid “Baker” if he was re-tweeted by Baker Mayfield, which actually happened! (1:20). This story led the duo to discuss Hue Jackson’s ill-fated “revenge” game against the Browns, which turned into the Hue Jackso...

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