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The Great Dane Nation Podcast

Great Dane Nation

Great Dane Nation is proud to announce "Great Dane Nation", our newest NFL and sports betting podcast featuring NFL Hall of Fame kicker Morten "The Great Dane" Andersen and VI’s own experts.

Each week, Morten “The Great Dane” Andersen 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), who will be joined by one of our experts from 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.

Download or stream all episodes of the "Great Dane Nation" podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Spreaker, iHeart, and Castbox.

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Listen to "Episode 19: James Lofton" on Spreaker.

Episode 19 - James Lofton

On the nineteenth episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Green Bay Packers legend James Lofton (09:01 – 54:37).

But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) to recap the weekend that was in the football world. The guys talk about how much they enjoyed the kid-friendly broadcast of the Saints-Bears game on Nickelodeon, and why they think the NFL should do more of this moving forward (01:07).

Plus, Morten and FreezePops react to Nick Saban winning his seventh national title, as #1 Alabama dominated #3 Ohio State to win the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night (04:36).

Packin' a Punch

We then move to our interview with James, where he discusses a wide array of topics:

  • being one of the few players in the history of the league to score points in three different decades (10:14)
  • his accomplishments in track and field, and how those skills helped make him one of the great wideouts in the history of the game (11:54)
  • the amazing impact Bill Walsh had on him, both as a player at Stanford and in his post-playing career (18:54)
  • playing under Bart Starr, and why his win-loss record as head coach was not as important as the life lessons he taught his team (24:13)
  • how he ended up playing for those amazing Bills teams in the early 1990s, and why he was able to have such an impact for them in the locker room (31:05)
  • his time with the Los Angeles Raiders, and an amazing story about Bo Jackson’s first practice as a pro that had Marcus Allen ready to switch positions (42:17)
  • why he knew Tim Brown was going to be a special talent in the NFL before his rookie season even started (44:28)
  • the laid back nature of Tom Flores (45:31)
  • how Al Davis would recruit players to play for the Raiders while they were in uniform for other teams (46:11)
  • why he would’ve made the same decision Stanford did, as they opted out of a bowl game for the 2020 season (48:04)
  • why he loves the job David Shaw has done with the Stanford program (49:13)
  • and why you can make a legitimate case for Davante Adams to be the best wide receiver in the NFL (49:58)

NFL Wild Card & CFB Playoff Weekend

Then, TommyFreezePops is joined by Brian Edwards for his weekly check-in with the experts from (55:23 – 01:04:15).

FreezePops and Brian breakdown every game in the NFL Divisional Round slate:

Do the Rams have what it takes to pull off another upset, as they head to Green Bay to take on the Packers (56:28)?

Will the Bills win their second consecutive home playoff game this weekend as they host the defending NFL MVP in Lamar Jackson (57:52)?

Can the Browns shock the world again as they head to Kansas City to take on the defending Super Bowl champions (59:15)?

Which all-time great quarterback is advancing to the NFC Championship, Brees or Brady (01:01:12)?

Game Winner

Finally, we close things out with Morten’s “Game Winner” – a weekly segment where Morten monologues his biggest takeaway of the week.

This week, he talks about James Lofton, and why now – more than ever – the world needs more people like him and his Hall of Fame brothers (01:04:15).