Episode 18 More “Skinny” on NFL Quarterbacks

More football facts and important information:

  • About 1/3 out of the 32 Teams in the NFL have solid, talented Quarterbacks.
  • That leaves 22 NFL teams searching for Quarterbacks that will improve their Team.
  • Whatever football franchise you follow make sure you know whether the starting quarterback of the first game this year is still the QB.
  • Do you know how many Quarterbacks your favorite team has had during the last 10 years? If not find out and you can Talk about it.
  • Does the team you follow have a quarterback controversy as to who will play? If so you can be sure the morale and effectiveness of the team will be definitely compromised. ( It’s the same in large companies where there are 2 or 3 candidates for the top job and no one knows who it will be).
  • Don’t blame everything on the QB but keep in mind the QB is the team leader and if he is not effective he will get blamed for everything.
  • Remember if your team drafted a quarterback in the first round of the draft they will play sooner rather than later…so be on the lookout and know the name of the QB that was drafted by your team and follow along to see when and how well he plays.
  • Don’t forget that Football is a contact sport and if a QB loses his edge and a degree of passion and enthusiasm he will not be the starting quarterback for long.
  • Look at the NFL teams that have been successful and are in the hunt for the super bowl over a long period of time and you can be sure they have an outstanding quarterback as the Team’s leader.
  • Once you start following NFL football you will learn that quarterbacks move around a lot and change is the one constant with most teams except those with QB’s like Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Eli Manning

COMPARE THE QB ON YOUR TEAM TO 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!