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The San Francisco 49ers made a major hire this year, a person with a Stanford pedigree and widespread connections throughout the league. Her name is Hannah Gordon and she’s the 49ers Director of Legal Affairs.  She’s also our new Featured Football Girl. ...

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Reeta Hubbard is a football goddess. So says her bio on , where she has gained a huge following due to her sassy, pointed NFL commentary. Reeta is better known as The NFL Chick (an edgier version of The Football Girl, if you ask me) and has a comprehensive blog aptly titled, , started in 2005 and re-launched in 2008. Reeta’s football...

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FFG: Anita Marks

Describing Anita Marks’ career in a few paragraphs is a challenge, to put it mildly. Marks is currently a sports talk radio host for 660 WFAN in New York, hosts fantasy football shows for Bloomberg Sports, and does a variety of multimedia spots for the New York Giants’ official website, . Before that she was in Baltimore for four years where she ...

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One night at the NFL combine this past February I happened upon a restaurant with a large table of orthopedic surgeons in town repping their teams and assigning medical grades to incoming prospects. Among the group, one diner stood out in particular. She was blond, pretty, perky and well, a she. She was Pittsburgh Steelers orthopedic surgeon...

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FFG: Actress Nikki DeLoach

Writing a book about Hollywood actresses and their love for the NFL would make for a challenging assignment. Which is why Nikki DeLoach, who carries a deep passion for both the college game and the NFL, and isn’t afraid to show it, stands out so greatly. DeLoach, who was part of the “Mickey Mouse Club” at age 12, is probably best known for her ...

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Danyelle Sargent always knew she wanted to be on national television. And at the ripe old age of 34, she has already landed anchor gigs at ESPN, FOX, and now NFL Network. In this wide-ranging Q&A, Sargent details her fast rise in the sports world, examines how widely the media has changed in ten years, and shares a little vulnerabili...

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Teresa Kaepernick watched last Saturday’s 49ers game at home in Modesto, California. She was inactive with a cold and didn’t want to get her son sick. Missing his games is not a common occurrence for Teresa (or her husband, Rick.) In fact, Colin’s record-breaking performance was just about the only game Teresa has missed in several years. The K...

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When I asked Mary Pat Augenthaler earlier this week what year she was promoted to her current role as the Vice President of NFL Events, she paused to think for a moment. “Let’s see my daughter just turned six, so it was six years ago,” she remembered. Augenthaler’s most important job became obvious when we spoke – she also has...

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Fantasy football is around the corner, which for owners means a Fall filled with draft cheat sheets, waiver wires, weekly rankings and excessive banter. And for successful owners it also means devoting ample time to one woman – ESPN Injury Analyst Stephania Bell.  Since August of 2007, Bell, a physical therapist, has been de...

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Most people enter college with little to no idea of their major, let alone their desired career. Tara Ostrowe was an exception. She grew up a huge football fan, had an infinity for the New York Giants, and was planning to study nutrition. So at 18, she began her quest to become the nutritionist for the Giants, a job she eventually secured in 2010. Th...

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