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8 episodes
VegasInsider.com is proud to announce "Great Dane Nation," our newest NFL and sports betting podcast featuring Pro Football Hall of Fame kicker Morten "The Great Dane" Andersen, and Vegas Insider's own experts.

Each week, Morten will be joined by other legends of the game to talk about their life in football, tell stories, talk about today’s NFL, and bring our listeners inside the locker room in a way they’ve never been before.

Along the way, Morten will be joined by his sidekick, TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll). Each week, Tom will be joined by one of our experts from VegasInsider.com to discuss the upcoming weekend’s slate of NFL games, and offer up weekly FREE PICKS.

If you love football past and present, "Great Dane Nation" is the perfect podcast for you.

Episodes

Episode 8: Ronnie Lott
2020 Oct 2853m 20s
On the eighth episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and San Francisco 49ers legend Ronnie Lott (07:34 – 36:06). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about the weekend that was in the football world. There was a “quadruple-doink” this weekend in a college football game between Rice and Middle Tennessee State. Morten talks about this incredibly rare kicking occurrence, and whether or not he ever fell victim to the dreaded “doink” on a field goal attempt (01:26). With the Pittsburgh Steelers beating the Tennessee Titans to become the lone undefeated team remaining in the NFL, Morten talks about the mentality of heading into a game against a powerhouse opponent (04:31). Finally, Morten rants about that dreadful showing by Michigan State in their home opener against Rutgers (05:26).
Episode 7: Cris Carter
2020 Oct 2159m 56s
On the seventh episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Minnesota Vikings legend Cris Carter (08:55 – 43:18). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about the weekend that was in the football world (00:51). Brandon McManus accounted for all of the Denver Broncos’ scoring in their 18-12 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday. Morten says this is a perfect example of why the kicker position is wholly underrated across the sport (01:34). We then talk about a fight between a kicker and his teammate from the UCF-Memphis game over the weekend, and Morten tells a story about the one time he was almost beat up for missing a field goal (04:30). Finally, Morten tells us how he’s feeling ahead of Michigan State’s 2020 home opener against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (07:21).
Episode 6: Dick Butkus
2020 Oct 1457m 57s
On the sixth episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus (10:09 – 43:40). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about the weekend that was in the NFL (01:12). The guys lead off with a conversation about Dak Prescott’s devastating injury, and whether Morten had ever seen anything like that in his 25 years in the league (01:19). Then, Morten weighs in on the benching of Michael Thomas in New Orleans, and how it reminds him of an incident with Craig “Ironhead” Heyward during his days with the Saints (03:48). He also relates this incident to playing with Randy Moss in Minnesota in 2004 (06:49). Morten also shares his thoughts on the Atlanta Falcons firing Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff, and what’s next for his former team (08:13).
Episode 5: Jim Kelly
2020 Oct 0751m 12s
On the fifth episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly (10:58 – 32:18). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about the weekend that was in the NFL (01:23). The guys lead off with a conversation about Monday night’s game between the Chiefs and Patriots, and FreezePops goes on an epic rant about his disdain for Brian Hoyer (01:38). Then, the guys debut a new feature on the podcast called “Morten’s Former Team Power Rankings,” where Morten ranks the current state of his former employers – the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants (06:09).
Episode 4: Terrell Davis
2020 Sep 301h 1m 40s
On the fourth episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Denver Broncos legend Terrell Davis (04:16 – 48:01). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about breaking news in the NFL (01:24). With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 within the Tennessee Titans organization, the NFL has announced that the Titans’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week is going to be postponed, with the possibility of the game being played on either Monday or Tuesday night. Morten gives his instant reaction, and the guys share their desire for “Tuesday Night Football” becoming a permanent fixture in the football schedule moving forward (02:08).
Episode 3: Franco Harris
2020 Sep 2354m
On the third episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris (07:41 – 39:26). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about week 2 of the NFL season (01:06). Before they dive into the storylines from week 2, Morten explains why he’s now calling Tom by his new nickname, “Tommy Corporate” (01:10). The guys then dive into the Saints losing to the Raiders in their Las Vegas debut, and why the demise of Drew Brees is almost certainly being overstated by the media (03:06). Morten then tells us why he thinks there have been so many ACL injuries in the early going of this NFL season (05:40).
Episode 2: Trent Green
2020 Sep 161h 7m 7s
On the second episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his longtime friend and Kansas City Chiefs legend Trent Green (05:57 – 51:23). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to talk about week 1 of the NFL season (01:14). The guys talk about Cam Newton’s big debut for the Patriots, and how different their offense looks without Tom Brady at the helm (01:54). Morten also weighs in on the complicated debut of Stephen Gostkowski with the Titans, as he misses four kicks – 3 FGs, 1 PAT – but still manages to hit the game-winner to give Tennessee a week 1 victory in Denver (3:07).
Episode 1: Archie Manning
2020 Sep 091h 16m 2s
On the inaugural episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his longtime friend and New Orleans Saints legend Archie Manning (07:03 – 48:19). But first, he talks about why he’s getting into the podcast game, what type of guests we can expect along the way, and what kind of conversations he’ll be having with his old friends from week-to-week (01:26). We then meet Morten’s sidekick “TommyFreezePops” (Tom Carroll), who explains the origin of his nickname and what his role on the podcast will be (03:20).