All of us here at the Real Football Network are excited to be escaping to the Margaritaville state of mind every Saturday to bring you a unique new content feature called Margaritaville Football. As Jimmy Buffett’s tour traveled across the country this year, production coordinator Heikki Larsen sat down with football personalities to talk sports, music, living the Margaritaville lifestyle and more.
We kicked things off earlier this season with former Super Bowl champion coach and current ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden. Since then, we’ve had a veritable who’s who of NFL and college football elites including JJ Watt, Cris Collinsworth, Urban Meyer, Tennessee Titans Mike Mularkey and Taylor Lewan, Bengals OL coach Paul Alexander, Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn (who will lead his team into the Super Bowl next weekend), and most recently, Broncos DE Billy Winn (you can link to ALL the podcasts below). This week, Heikki catches up with Billy’s teammate, FB Andy Janovich.
Everyone who follows the Broncos knows they are a run-first team, and Andy (you can call him “Jano” or “Manovich”) is a big reason why. As Heikki says, “he’s the reason there is fullback fever in Colorado!” He’s born and raised in Nebraska and quite a versatile guy as an athlete. He went undefeated his last two seasons as a HS wrestler, and now, in addition to starting at FB (a dying position), he’s a standout on special teams. To give you a little peak into his psyche he says about his role, “there’s something about going in there and knocking the crap out of a guy that makes you feel good about yourself!”
Well, hard to disagree there, but he also spoke about his first career touchdown and how odd it is to be recognized walking down the street. He also touches on his love of hunting, destroying facemasks, listening to country music (Eric Church and Chris Stapleton are his favorites), and his favorite beverage…Busch Light. He also might be the best dart player on the Denver Broncos. For more on that story, you’ll have to listen to the podcast!
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Stay tuned throughout the rest of the season and the coming months as we visit with TV personalities, as well as more NFL coaches and players. Here’s the schedule:
Saturday, November 26th: Jon Gruden, ESPN Monday Night Football Analyst – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, December 3rd: JJ Watt, 3x NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Houston Texans – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, December 10th: Cris Collinsworth, NBC Football Night in America Analyst & Former NFL WR – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, December 17th: Urban Meyer, Ohio State Head Coach – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, December 24th: Mike Mularkey, Tennessee Titans Head Coach – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, December 31st: Taylor Lewan,Tennessee Titans Offensive Tackle – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, January 7th: Paul Alexander, Cincinnati Bengals Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, January 14th: Dan Quinn, Atlanta Falcons Head Coach – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, January 21st: Billy Winn, Denver Broncos DE – LISTEN HERE
Saturday, February 4th: Tom Nalen, Former Denver OL
Saturday, February 11th: Peter King, MMQB/Sports Illustrated
Saturday, February 18th: Matthew Berry, ESPN Fantasy Football ExpertAdd to My RFN