Melissa Jacobs

🎧TFG Pod: Andrea Kremer continues to soar with TNF gig

This week’s show features a robust conversation with Hall of Fame broadcaster Andrea Kremer. (Starts at 11:12) Kremer made history last week as part of the first all-female booth, along with Hannah Storm. The duo will be calling Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime throughout the season. Kremer discusses how she f...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 4: Back to Normal

To quote the great philosopher and former NFL Denny Green, Week 4 was mostly a case of It was riveting and frustrating, solemn and overwhelming. This column will take you through a cascade of teams, players and coaches showing their true colors, plus some other randomness of note. Let’s start in Oakland, where the Cleveland Browns unofficially won...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Frank Gore, Cam Newton, Sterling Shepard

Another week, another series of players out in their community. The acts of kindness we list here are just a sliver of the good work these players are doing to better the lives of others. One quick note about this week's version...we started this series five weeks ago and this is the first where a player who performed a good deed this week also has a pa...

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Inside Week 3’s Locker Room Victory Speeches

In an NFL where wins are everything, there is little more joyous than a team gathering in a locker room to celebrate victory. Some coaches and speeches are more lively than others but we believe viewing them all underscores the brotherhood that is a football team. This week was especially celebratory with multiple head coaches getting their first NFL wi...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 3: Welcome to the National Fluff League

What a strange day of football. All of my terrible “Bills are the new Browns" jokes are already obsolete. My snarky, even jokier   about the Patriots having a legitimate challenger after Sam Darnold’s early mastery may actually be true, but in the form of Dolphins not Jets.  The Vikings and Jags and Packers and, of course, Patriots all looked ped...

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This Week in NFL Do-Goodery: Larry Fitzgerald, Trey Burton, Adam Thielen

After the wear and the tear and the opening weeks the NFL season, players could use their sliver of free time to relax and do nothing. Some certainly relish every second of off time, but many others are out there working hard in their local communities. This week, and every week, we celebrate the players using their platform and wealth to boost the live...

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A Star is Born in Cleveland! Baker Mayfield Shines as Browns Win

The screams came early: We Want Baker! We Want Baker!  Tyrod Taylor overthrow. We Want Baker! Another Taylor miscalculation, this ball not even within 20 yards of a receiver. We Want Baker! Taylor was stunningly abysmal in the first half, going just 4-for-14 for 19 yards in the first half. Whether Hue Jackson would have ha...

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🎧 TFG Pod: Jeff Pearlman on the Craziness That Was the USFL

From the The Football Girl Podcast, hosted by Melissa Jacobs.  to get new episodes of the pod in your feed the second we publish – and if you like what you hear, please rate and/or review us!  Listen on  | Listen on   The early NFL season is chockfull of controversies. Host Melissa Jacobs takes issue with the too s...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 2: The Losses That Linger

Fun fact: There are now seven 2-0 teams in the NFL.  They are quarterbacked by Andy Dalton, Blake Bortles, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Patrick Mahomes, Ryan Tannehill, Case Keenum and Jared Goff.  Like we all predicted, right? We’ll get to some of their performances in my Week 2 awards below but first go hug your nearest errant kicker. As Giants a...

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