1 hr 10 min

Episode 75: Eli Manning Great Dane Nation

    • Football

On the 75th episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by 2x Super Bowl MVP and New York Giants legend Eli Manning (07:36 – 46:14). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week’s edition of the “Opening Kick” (01:08 – 06:48). Morten shares his thoughts on the current state of the Pro Bowl, and why he believes it should always be played in Hawaii. Plus, thoughts on the Alvin Kamara news coming out of Las Vegas.

We then move to our interview with Eli Manning, where he discusses a wide range of topics: why his dad Archie Manning is the true legend at Ole Miss, and why he has to tell his dad to put his phone down at the dinner table (08:01); why Archie Manning is a better texter than Peyton Manning (10:23); his thoughts on the first season of the “ManningCast” during Monday Night Football, and why both him and his brother were happy with what they were able to accomplish (12:24); calling out Peyton for ducking Morten’s interview request, and why Eli has started doing more podcasts (14:36); why Eli thinks Peyton was drinking beer during their ESPN broadcasts (16:28); how his ESPN bosses reacted to him chucking the double middle fingers up on national television (17:14); having Snoop Dogg on as a guest, and why it’s so difficult to choose who his favorite guest was (18:21); running through the other possible NFL brother combinations that would make for good “ManningCast” fill-ins (20:56); why he doesn’t see a future with him and Peyton moving to a traditional broadcast booth (22:04); reminiscing about his two Super Bowl victories, and the two amazing catches that led to his Giants beating the Patriots in both games (24:19); who he would’ve given Super Bowl MVP to in either Super Bowl had he not won the award (31:03); his thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals shocking the world, winning the AFC, and advancing to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1988 season (31:37); his thoughts on the Rams having the opportunity to be the second consecutive team to win a Super Bowl on their home turf, and why he’s happy for Matthew Stafford (33:00); why his former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. is thriving in Los Angeles (34:39); the biggest problem with the New York Giants over the past decade of losing football, and why he is confident in ownership to get this franchise back to the top (37:14); why he wouldn’t bail on Daniel Jones just yet, even in favor of Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson (39:18); why he’s a huge fan of the job Lane Kiffin has done so far at Ole Miss (40:36); how he’s approaching his nephew Arch Manning’s college football recruiting situation, and why he’ll support whatever school he chooses, even if it’s not Ole Miss (41:34); and this week’s edition of “The Name Game,” featuring Tom Coughlin, Kurt Warner, Michael Strahan, Jeremy Shockey, Amani Toomer and Victor Cruz (42:46).

We then dive into our preview of Super Bowl LVI in this week’s edition of “Morten’s Fast Five,” where both Morten and FreezePops give their official picks for Super Bowl Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams. Plus, Morten walks us through his upcoming itinerary for Super Bowl weekend out in L.A. (47:33 – 01:06:22).

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 Eli Manning and the incredible legacy of the Manning family (01:06:22).

On the 75th episode of “Great Dane Nation,” Morten is joined by 2x Super Bowl MVP and New York Giants legend Eli Manning (07:36 – 46:14). But first, he checks in with TommyFreezePops (Tom Carroll) for this week’s edition of the “Opening Kick” (01:08 – 06:48). Morten shares his thoughts on the current state of the Pro Bowl, and why he believes it should always be played in Hawaii. Plus, thoughts on the Alvin Kamara news coming out of Las Vegas.

We then move to our interview with Eli Manning, where he discusses a wide range of topics: why his dad Archie Manning is the true legend at Ole Miss, and why he has to tell his dad to put his phone down at the dinner table (08:01); why Archie Manning is a better texter than Peyton Manning (10:23); his thoughts on the first season of the “ManningCast” during Monday Night Football, and why both him and his brother were happy with what they were able to accomplish (12:24); calling out Peyton for ducking Morten’s interview request, and why Eli has started doing more podcasts (14:36); why Eli thinks Peyton was drinking beer during their ESPN broadcasts (16:28); how his ESPN bosses reacted to him chucking the double middle fingers up on national television (17:14); having Snoop Dogg on as a guest, and why it’s so difficult to choose who his favorite guest was (18:21); running through the other possible NFL brother combinations that would make for good “ManningCast” fill-ins (20:56); why he doesn’t see a future with him and Peyton moving to a traditional broadcast booth (22:04); reminiscing about his two Super Bowl victories, and the two amazing catches that led to his Giants beating the Patriots in both games (24:19); who he would’ve given Super Bowl MVP to in either Super Bowl had he not won the award (31:03); his thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals shocking the world, winning the AFC, and advancing to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1988 season (31:37); his thoughts on the Rams having the opportunity to be the second consecutive team to win a Super Bowl on their home turf, and why he’s happy for Matthew Stafford (33:00); why his former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. is thriving in Los Angeles (34:39); the biggest problem with the New York Giants over the past decade of losing football, and why he is confident in ownership to get this franchise back to the top (37:14); why he wouldn’t bail on Daniel Jones just yet, even in favor of Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson (39:18); why he’s a huge fan of the job Lane Kiffin has done so far at Ole Miss (40:36); how he’s approaching his nephew Arch Manning’s college football recruiting situation, and why he’ll support whatever school he chooses, even if it’s not Ole Miss (41:34); and this week’s edition of “The Name Game,” featuring Tom Coughlin, Kurt Warner, Michael Strahan, Jeremy Shockey, Amani Toomer and Victor Cruz (42:46).

We then dive into our preview of Super Bowl LVI in this week’s edition of “Morten’s Fast Five,” where both Morten and FreezePops give their official picks for Super Bowl Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams. Plus, Morten walks us through his upcoming itinerary for Super Bowl weekend out in L.A. (47:33 – 01:06:22).

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 Eli Manning and the incredible legacy of the Manning family (01:06:22).

1 hr 10 min