The Cooper and Rupert Podcast: A Sports Conversation
A sports podcast hosted by Doug Cooper and Mikey Rupert.
info_outline Deep Dive #7 - Why African Americans Dominate American Sports 04/25/2016
Deep Dive #7 - Why African Americans Dominate American Sports It is a question nobody wants to touch, why is it, really, that African Americans make up about 75 percent of the NBA and about 70 percent of the NFL? We ask experts Jon Entine, Dr. Charles K. Ross, and Dr. Joseph L. Graves Jr. why they believe this is the case.
info_outline Deep Dive #6 - How Would Social Media Have Changed The Way We Look At Sports 04/07/2016
Deep Dive #6 - How Would Social Media Have Changed The Way We Look At Sports In this episode we try to figure out how social media effects our minds when discussing sports news today. Then, we apply that knowledge to sports stories of the past. Special guests: Dr. Marco T. Bastos, Postdoc researcher at the University of California at Davis; Dr. Cliff Lampe, associate professor in the School of Information at Michigan University
info_outline Deep Dive #4 - Celebrity Worship 03/29/2016
Deep Dive #4 - Celebrity Worship Why do people take it so personally when their favorite athlete fails to meet their expectations off the field? Dr. Lynn E. McCutcheon, the editor in chief of the North American Journal of Phycology, talks about and answers questions on all aspects of celebrity / athlete worship, and Doug finds out if he is in fact a celebrity worshiper by taking the Celebrity Worship Survey.
info_outline Episode #110 - It's Not Goodbye 03/22/2016
Episode #110 - It's Not Goodbye The guys discuss their new show they will be doing going forward, the value (or lack thereof) of doing a bracket these days and parody in the NCAA tournament. They also discuss the Northern Iowa collapse, the greatness that is Spurs vs Warriors, and why Dwight Howard is a dumb doofus.
info_outline Episode #109 - Selection Sunday on a Monday 03/15/2016
Episode #109 - Selection Sunday on a Monday The guys breakdown the NCAA tournament, discuss the bracket leak, and whether we care about teams on the bubble. We also discuss which mascots would win the tourney in battle, and how cynical the NFL has become.
info_outline Episode #108 - Black-Tie, Red Carpet Edition 02/29/2016
Episode #108 - Black-Tie, Red Carpet Edition The guys talk about the utter brilliance of Steph Curry and the historical greatness of a Warriors team that is probably the best ever. They also recap the Oscars and Chris Rock's hosting performance.
info_outline Episode #107 - The Most Bro-Centric Episode We've Ever Done 02/23/2016
Episode #107 - The Most Bro-Centric Episode We've Ever Done The guys discuss Gronk Cruise 2016, the idea of Deflategate going to the Supreme Court, the NBA trade deadline, and the Kurt Rambis' twitter fail.
info_outline Deep Dive #3 - How to Make the NBA the Most Popular Sport in America 02/19/2016
Deep Dive #3 - How to Make the NBA the Most Popular Sport in America The guys breakdown all the reasons why shortening the NBA season would skyrocket the NBA's popularity, make the product dramatically better, and make them more money in the process. Sports economist Dr. David Berri and data journalist Jim Pagels from Forbes join the show to help us find the answers.
info_outline Episode #106 - The Rupert and Cooper Podcast 02/15/2016
Episode #106 - The Rupert and Cooper Podcast The guys change roles on today's show to discuss out-of-the-box ways to fix the NBA All-Star Game and the potential Melo trade brewing in New York. They also play a new game called "Loaners" and share a special Valentine's Day moment.
info_outline Episode #105 - The Presser, Nothing Lesser 02/09/2016
Episode #105 - The Presser, Nothing Lesser The guys breakdown Superbowl 50 including Cam Newton's post-game press conference, a Budweiser-swilling Peyton Manning, and why the Broncos were able to win. Plus, Derek Fisher gets canned and Alabama gets manned.
info_outline Deep Dive #2 - "The Immortals" 02/05/2016
Deep Dive #2 - "The Immortals" What would happen in sports if players had 1000 year primes? Chief Science Research Officer of the SENS Research Institution, Aubrey de Grey, comes on to talk about his rejuvenation research and how it could help us live forever. Then, the guys wildly speculate about what that would do to the world of sports.
info_outline Friend Zone #1 - Logan Swaim 01/29/2016
Friend Zone #1 - Logan Swaim In the first ever episode of the Friend Zone series, in studio apartment guest Logan Swaim, producer of the show "Game Changers" is on the show to discuss Blake Griffin punching the face of assistant equipment managers, The Warriors and their awesomeness, and Russel Wilson's Googling ability.
info_outline Episode #103 - Chicken Parm You Taste So Good 01/25/2016
Episode #103 - Chicken Parm You Taste So Good The guys talk about Peyton Manning's return as the sheriff of Mile High, what the loss means for Brady and the Patriots, Carolina smashing the Cardinals, and the Cavaliers firing David Blatt.
info_outline Deep Dive - Are millennials self-absorbed or is Phoenix Suns' owner Robert Sarver just a hypocrite? 01/24/2016
Deep Dive - Are millennials self-absorbed or is Phoenix Suns' owner Robert Sarver just a hypocrite? In light of Robert Sarver's derogatory comments about millennials, we do our first "Deep Dive" episode to find an answer. We talk to Dr. Stacey Campbell about whether or not the stereotypes about millennials are true (self-absorbed, narcissistic, lazy) and then discuss the history of Robert Sarver's selfish and shady behavior.
info_outline Dale Hansen 01/14/2016
Dale Hansen While Doug is away, Mikey talks to Doug's favorite person ever, Dale Hansen. Dale famously broke the scandal at SMU in the late 80's and currently is the weeknight sports anchor at the ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas. He also hosts Dale Hansen's Sports Special Sunday nights at 10:35pm. Mikey talks to Dale about SMU, why Johnny Manziel to Dallas won't surprise him, why Dale has no more respect for Jerry Jones and what it would take for Jones to earn it back, and the culture of sports being at the forefront of everything, even politics.
info_outline Episode #101 - Five Freakin' Football Games 01/12/2016
Episode #101 - Five Freakin' Football Games The guys discuss the National Championship game and whether or not Nick Saban is now the greatest college coach of all-time, the Cincinnati Bengals epic meltdown and whether or not Marvin Lewis should be fired, and if the Seattle Seahawks are the luckiest team in football.
info_outline Episode #100 - Real Quick (A Drunken Celebration Podcast) 01/05/2016
Episode #100 - Real Quick (A Drunken Celebration Podcast) Mikey and Doug get a little tipsy to celebrate their 100th episode and talk about the College Football Playoff disaster(?), Peyton Manning using HGH(?), and the Phoenix Suns' owner calling out millennials. Plus, Doug and Mikey's favorite listener and fellow podcaster Ramona Rice comes on to talk about her show The Sports Gal Pal.
info_outline Episode #99 - Merry Christmas To All (Sports) 12/21/2015
Episode #99 - Merry Christmas To All (Sports) The guys discuss Odell Beckham Jr.’s Sunday antics, they take wild guesses at each other’s biggest sports pet peeves, if NFL officiating is in shambles, and give their year end “Top Ten” lists.
info_outline Creed - A Movie Review With Frank Mengarelli 12/14/2015
Creed - A Movie Review With Frank Mengarelli Doug and Mikey are joined by movie review podcaster, Frank Mengarelli, from "Podcasting Them Softly" to do a thorough analyzation of the movie, Creed. Also a precise ranking of all Rocky movies in order from best to worst. Spoilers all over the place.
info_outline Episode #97 - The Final Four Is Upon Us 12/08/2015
Episode #97 - The Final Four Is Upon Us The guys discuss College Football's final playoff selections, Clemson's pizza party, whether or not alcoholism is a disease, LeBron's lifetime Nike contract and what you'd wear for a million dollars.
info_outline Episode #95 - The Greatest Greatness of the Greats 11/24/2015
Episode #95 - The Greatest Greatness of the Greats
info_outline Episode #94 - Scandals, Conspiracies, Terrorism, and More... 11/17/2015
Episode #94 - Scandals, Conspiracies, Terrorism, and More...