Episode 51: Jerome Bettis

On the 51st episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by his Pro Football Hall of Fame brother and Pittsburgh Steelers legend Jerome Bettis (08:36 – 52:18). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll), where the guys talk about preseason QB battle for the Saints, and why Morten believes Jameis Winston has the edge at quarterback right now in New Orleans (03:01).We then move to our interview with Jerome Bettis, where he discusses a wide range of topics: why it was bowling, not football, that kept Jerome out of trouble growing up in a bad neighborhood in Detroit, MI (12:09); going back to Notre Dame to finish his college degree during the COVID-19 pandemic (17:14); being an All-Pro as a rookie, and the moment at the Pro Bowl in his first year that made him realize that he belonged (19:36); what his favorite play was during his pro career, and how Dermontti Dawson changed the center position forever (23:15); why he chose the Steelers over the Oilers when the Rams decided to trade him after his third season with the team (28:27); how Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier were great mentors for him when he arrived in Pittsburgh (30:29); why Bill Cowher was so important to the success of his career (32:39); the story behind winning the Super Bowl in his hometown in his final professional game (35:25); Jerome’s predictions for the 2021 NFL season, including thoughts on the Steelers, Najee Harris, Derrick Henry, and a Super Bowl prediction (43:08); and this week’s edition of “The Name Game,” including thoughts some of the all-time great Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as Isaac Bruce and Lou Holtz (45:13).Finally, TommyFreezePops is joined by Kevin Rogers for his weekly check-in with the experts from VegasInsider.com (53:13 – 59:20). Kevin gives his picks for the AFC, NFC and Super Bowl, as well as the futures bets he feels most confident in heading into the 2021 NFL regular season – NFC North winner, league MVP and league-leader in receiving yards.

Om Podcasten

"Great Dane Nation" is a weekly podcast hosted by Pro Football Hall of Fame kicker Morten "The Great Dane" Andersen, proudly presented by Vegas Insider!Each week, Morten is joined by fellow 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. Occasionally, Morten is joined by his friends from outside the football world, like Charles Barkley and Bill Murray!Each episode, Morten is joined by his sidekick, TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll). They talk ball, preview each week's biggest games, and have a ton of fun along the way.If you love football past and present, "Great Dane Nation" is the perfect podcast for you.