Episode 58: Tony Dungy

On the 58th episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by head coaching legend and Pro Football Hall of Fame brother Tony Dungy (05:35 – 48:06). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week’s edition of the “Opening Kick” (01:02 – 04:48). Morten talks about the importance of giving back to the community, as his foundation hosts its annual “Special Teams for Special Ops” event this weekend in Atlanta.We then move to our interview with Tony Dungy, where he discusses a wide range of topics: the impact of faith on his life and coaching (07:54); his dad - a Tuskegee Airmen and a man of principle (11:15); advice for young black coaches coming up in the NFL today (13:46); how being a great Christian may have cost him NFL job opportunities (15:06); thoughts on having Drew Brees as his new broadcast partner (18:24); thoughts on Peyton and Eli Manning on Monday Night Football (19:35); his coaching philosophy - "looking for uncommon people" (20:30); creating a winning culture in Tampa Bay (24:06); being fired by the Bucs after lots of winning (26:55); getting the call from Jim Irsay and the Colts (28:56); picking the Buccaneers to repeat as Super Bowl champs (30:26); why the 2000s Colts were a special group (31:23); his immediate thoughts after winning Super Bowl XLI (34:15); making history by coaching against another black head coach in the Super Bowl (35:05); thoughts on the Colts undertaking a midseason "Hard Knocks" season (36:24); why he thinks Aaron Rodgers will return to Green Bay next season (37:00); funny story of Warren Sapp asking for a trade out of Tampa Bay (38:23); and this week’s edition of "The Name Game," featuring Peyton Manning, Marvin Harrison, Edgerrin James, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney, Warren Sapp, Rondé Barber, John Lynch, Mike Alstott and Warrick Dunn (39:42).Then we move to this week’s edition of “Morten’s Fast 5,” where our Hall of Famer makes picks for the five biggest games of the football weekend (50:14 – 57:39). Morten gives his picks for Chargers at Ravens (51:12), Cardinals at Browns (52:44), Bills at Titans (53:32), Packers at Bears (54:39), and Texans at Colts (55:44). Plus, a college special on the way out as #10 Michigan State takes their undefeated record into Indiana to take on the Hoosiers (56:59).Finally, we close things out with “Morten’s Game Winner” – a weekly monologue from The Great Dane on his biggest takeaway of the week. This week, Morten talks about Tony Dungy, and how he exemplifies what it takes to be an uncommon man (57:39).

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.