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Tea Time with Mel and Jay Ep. 8: Review of Netflix’s “7 Yards”

Tea Time with Mel and Jay is a podcast where Melody and Jackie review anything and everything sports production-related; whether that be sports reality TV, sports movies, sports documentaries, or a sports series! The two of them talk about Netflix’s 7 Yards!



Here we are with Episode 8! We were not together like we had originally hoped we would be for this recording, but alas, here we are, we made it happen!

We reviewed the new Netflix documentary “7 Yards“, about ex-college football player Chris Norton who sustained a severe spinal cord injury during a game in October of 2010. At just 18 years old, and a freshman at Luther College, his life was forever changed.

We break down what we liked and didn’t like about “7 Yards.” We dove deep into the feelings of hopefulness, optimism, and love; as this story evoked many emotions.

As always we introduced our virtual guests at the end after our champagne flute rating. Jay brought in Eric LeGrand, a former Rutgers football player who sustained a similar injury in THE SAME MONTH OF THE SAME YEAR AS CHRIS. Wild. To say they both defied the 3% is an understatement (when you watch the doc you’ll know what that means). Mel introduced Real Housewife of New Jersey Dolores Catania. She is well known for her work with underprivileged children in foster care and hospitals. She reminds Mel of Chris’s wife, Emily, who is heavily involved in foster care (more to that story when you watch the doc).

Our conversation was real, full of laughs, full of emotion, and most importantly, full of gratitude.

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Jackie Daly

Jackie Daly has been with In The Zone since 2012. Her contributions have been mostly in NHL and special events coverage. Jackie has been a writer, video host, and podcast host with ITZ. She currently co-hosts Tea Time with Mel and Jay. Outside ITZ, Jackie works with MLS's New York City Football Club and the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

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