Jul 21,2014

The Fantasy Football Girl hits the Orange Carpet!

What would happen if the ESPYs and the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards had a baby? Well… it would look a lot like the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice SPORTS Awards. I was lucky enough to cover Nick’s maiden voyage into the world of celebrity sports, and let me tell you… it ROCKED. From a bright orange colored carpet to David Beckham being slathered in gold colored slime, the network pulled out all of the stops. READ MORE

Jul 16,2014

The Fantasy Football Girl covers the 2014 ESPYs Kickoff Party

If you had told me when I started this site five years ago that I’d be invited to interview some of the NLF’s most talented and well respected players I would have bought you beer and demanded to know more. Seriously though, being a part of the 2014 ESPYS experience was a great honor. I had the opportunity to chat with Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Earl Thomas, Hall of fame quarterback Warren Moon, Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas, and a host of other amazing athletes and celebrities. READ MORE

Jul 9,2014

A Real American Draft Guide

I love the 4th of July. Like, REALLY love it. So much so that my 1 year old son and I might have worn matching red, white, and blue outfits to an Independence Day BBQ… at which we ate potato salad, corn on the cob, and apple pie. (Though, since I live in L.A., we accompanied those patriotic sides with free-range turkey burgers and gluten-free buns.) READ MORE

Jun 12,2014

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X’s and Y’s Podcast: The One Where Liz Gets Flusterpated

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Jun 4,2014

Off-season Spotlight of the Month: Derek Hagan

I was lucky enough to meet Derek Hagan while covering the NFL Pro Hollywood Bootcamp last spring. Derek had a been a fantasy sleeper of mine at some point during the 2011 season when he was with the Bills. Having been familiar with this work, I wanted to talk with him and include him in the piece. After the interview we chatted about the different teams he had played for and how he was happy to be back in his home state with the Raiders. Derek’s sweet spirit and warm smile immediately endured me to him. Plus, I was six months pregnant at the time and Derek was one of the few athletes who asked if he could touch my belly before actually doing it. He earned himself extra brownie points when he patted my belly and told my future son to be sure to “listen to mama” because she’s a “smarty lady.”

Since then Derek and I have kept in touch. His work ethic – both on and off the field – is incredibly impressive. Honestly, the guy never stops. Whether he goes back to the NFL or decides to pursue other avenues, his perspective is both unique and valuable. So much so that I wanted to share it with all of you. Enjoy and be sure to follow Derek on Twitter @dhagan80! READ MORE