Melissa Jacobs

Nelson Agholor rewards local hero who mocked him

Even in the aftermath of fire, Philadelphia resident Hakim Laws couldn't pocket his fandom. Laws, a former firefighter, noticed flames coming from an apartment building in West Philly early Monday morning and joined first responders in helping the residents evacuate one by one. Some were even babies and children. When describing...

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Football Date Night: Danny Dimes Era Arrives

The Football Date Night Podcast features the unique football stylings and shenanigans of TFG Editor Melissa Jacobs and her husband Dave as they dissect each luscious week of the NFL. The show is published every Sunday night shortly after SNF. In this week's episode, ...

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Melissa’s Monday Musings Week 1: Goodbye Hype, Hello Titans

Sunday’s slate of games produced a bevy of mismatches and almost an equal amount of infuriating losses (and the dreaded tie!). But when you take a birdseye view of the final scores, few seem like outliers. The Patriots dominated the Steelers in a slog of a game, the Chiefs put up a ton of points, the Jets and Lions lost massiv...

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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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