Melissa Jacobs

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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Jets Weirdly Fire GM Mike Maccagnan

For most NFL teams, the post-draft period is one of calm spotlighted by rookie minicamps, signing players and assessing new look rosters in advance of the season. Then there are the New York Jets who today fired the man who crafted that new horizon. GM Mike Maccagnan, along with VP of Player Personnel Brian Heimerdinger, were let go in an odd move only ...

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TFG Pod: The Tyreek Hill Problem Rages On

When it comes to Tyreek Hill, the case of his son's broken arm and his future with the Kansas City Chiefs, we are at a standstill. The NFL has not issued a statement. Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt has said Hunt will not be involved in any team activities, yet there is no word on a release or even rejoining the team. In this episode we try and understa...

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The N’Keal Harry Story: Top WR Prospect Fulfilling Destiny

N’Keal Harry, the electrifying wideout from Arizona State, will be waiting for his name to be called during the 2019 NFL Draft with a robust contingent of family and friends. His grandmother, sister, some cousins, aunts, his girlfriend and his mother will be anxiously by his side ready to celebrate.  The makeup of Harry’s crew is typical for an NFL...

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Russell Wilson announces new deal with Seahawks from bed

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks imposed an April 15th deadline to strike a new deal.  As the minutes inched closer to midnight on April 14th, the two sides agree to a contract extension that will make Wilson the NFL's highest paid player. Need proof on the timing? Wilson announced his deal from bed, with his wife Ciara. ...

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Casting the NFL as Game of Thrones Characters

Sometimes a television show is so captivating and deep that the characters and their complex storylines seep into your soul. Since Scandal and Ugly Betty have long expired, my brain cells have been on overdrive watching a little known show called Game of Thrones, which kicks off its final season Sunday night. Turns out GoT ...

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Stay Classy, Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown's strange offseason continued this weekend when he responded to a Twitter troll by one-upping the trolling. Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! ǹ...

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