Episode 16 A Preppie QB that Loves Winning

More football facts and important information:
My number 3 pick is the Quarterback of the Detroit Lions…Matthew Stafford.

Matt Stafford was born in Tampa, Florida and is only in his 3rd year as a QB in the NFL.

He is 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 232 pounds, is 23 years old and has a very boyish face but is handsome in his own way.

Matt is a real hunk.

WHAT MAKES HIM GREAT?

  • Stafford of the Detroit Lions completed 11 touchdowns in his first 4 games this season
  • His passer rating at the end of the first 4 games is 100.4 % Translation solid gold so far
  • 2011 is his best year so far
  • He has a great arm and can throw long passes accurately
  • He has already thrown one completed pass for 60 yards
  • He has broken some longstanding NFL and Detroit Lions records that have stood for ages:
  • Stafford’s 24 point comeback at Dallas was the third 20+ point comeback of his career, and his second comeback in 2 games back to back. The only team to do so in NFL history! That’s awesome.
  • QB Stafford is the only QB that has played for the Detroit Lions that has led his team to a 24-point comeback on the road
  • Matthew Stafford now holds the second- most passing yards and the most passing touchdowns by a Lions QB in the first 4 games of the season.

COMPARE THE QB ON YOUR TEAM TO MATTHEW STAFFORD AND SEE HOW HE STACKS UP:

  • Number of completed passes per game
  • Number of fumbles
  • Number of interceptions thrown
  • Number of touchdowns
  • Number of yards passing each game

NOW YOU ARE TALKING QB TALK

Fresh out of Villanova Law School Susan worked at a corporate law firm in Philadelphia and also served as the legal counsel of the Philadelphia Eagles. After several years at the Eagles she became the Vice President and acting general manager of the franchise—the only woman to ever hold all three positions with a professional football team.

Susan learned everything a woman needs to know about football during the 5 years she spent with the Eagles. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Watched a ton of football games and sat in with coaches when they reviewed game films and picked players’ performance apart
  • After raising ticket prices for the first time in 10 years she became public enemy number 1 with Eagles ticket holders
  • By changing the press luncheons from steak to hot dogs the press gave her the title of “the wicked witch of the vet” (Eagles stadium was  named Veterans Stadium)
  • As the spokesperson for the Eagles she was often booed and once received a 10 minute standing boo from several hundred males at a prestigious award ceremony
  • Once the fans knew her car as she drove out of the stadium they often pelted her car with eggs
  • Through it all she negotiated players’ contracts, worked with the coaching staff, scouts, trainers, and video crew, and represented the Eagles at many of the NFL league meetings
  • Susan made many friends in football and credits her success to knowing how to talk football
About Susan Spencer

Susan T. Spencer is one of a kind. She was an entrepreneur and business professional before many women had the confidence to play with the men in the big leagues. Her companies had combined revenues of 50 million dollars.

Before the age of 40 she was a mother, former school teacher, business owner, and lawyer and GM of the Philadelphia Eagles football team. For more than 20 years she owned and operated 3 meat processing companies and was known as “that meat lady” because she was the only woman owner in the meat processing business that sold most of the fast food restaurants in the US and overseas.

Susan earned her BA from Boston University, her MA from Hofstra University, and her law degree from Villanova University.

Susan currently mentors, coaches, lectures, blogs, and advises many large organizations. Her main area of attention is women and business; including such topics as access to capital, starting a woman’s banking program, and creative financing for small business.

Susan is also the Host of Business Buzz on WomensRadio. Business Buzz keeps it real. Hot business topics, and cool guests sharing advice, plus sizzling tips about women’s skills and talents. Join in to be part of women on the move!