Soup with Coop
Soup with Coop
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Cooper Manning brings former players and coaches into their comfort zone while eating the most comforting food there is...soup. Each week on Soup With Coop, Cooper invites an all-time great to share stories and laughs while they both eat the guest's favorite soup. When the soup is finished, the conversation ends.
17. Matt Hasselbeck on meeting Brett Favre and being struck by lightning
Matt Hasselbeck joins Cooper and makes history by being the first guest to NOT eat soup during the interview. Matt discusses who the one coach was that showed up to his pro-day at BC (21:20), his hilarious reaction to meeting Brett Favre for the first time (22:45), and dives into the craziest thing that has ever happened to him (25:15). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 21
37 min
16. Brian Urlacher on Dominant Bears Defenses, Golfing with MJ
Cooper sits down for a bowl of chicken noodle soup with Hall of Fame Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher. They discuss getting noticed as a high school prospect out of New Mexico (2:00), his unexpected pre-draft rise to the #9 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft (9:00), how he got his starting spot with the Bears as a rookie (13:00), why Coop palmed Urlacher's head when they first met (17:00), what made the dominant early 2000's so legendary (22:00), what it's like playing golf with Michael Jordan (25:00), the surprising way he learned about his Hall of Fame induction (28:00), which players he wishes he played with during his career (32:00), and which linebackers he loves watching in today's game (33:00). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 14
39 min
15. Mark Schlereth on being drafted in the 10th round and going to the hospital before a game
Cooper enjoys a bowl of Minestrone soup with 12-year NFL vet and current broadcaster Mark Schlereth. They discuss the team that he thought he was going to be drafted by (14:34), what it was like being in the hospital the night before a game (19:40), and what it has taken for him to become the broadcaster that he is today (33:57). Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jul 7
46 min
14. ESPN's Jay Bilas discusses Coach K, and the latest with NCAA players getting paid
Sports media broadcaster, Jay Bilas, discusses with Coop what it was about Coach K's recruiting strategy that made him know that he was the right person to help him take his basketball career to the next level (3:25), the nuances of how NCAA players will get paid based on their name, image, and likeness and if he thinks will cause problems in the locker room (20:43), and could this potentially cause a bidding war for some of the top recruits in the future (33:05)? Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 30
47 min
13. LA Rams OT Andrew Whitworth Joins the Show
All-Pro Left Tackle Andrew Whitworth joins Coop to discuss his tennis championship (1:08), his road to the NFL (8:37), playing for Coach Nick Saban at LSU (17:06), what it’s like being older than his head coach and soup, of course. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 23
36 min
12. Eric Decker Joins The Show
Eric Decker joins Coop with a bowl of Wild Rice soup straight from the cookbook of his wife, Jesse James Decker. Eric discusses growing up in Minnesota, how he has been able to lose his accent, playing both baseball and football and how he decided to pick football over baseball. Decker also looks back to his days in Denver as he and Tim Tebow were drafted in the same year to the same team and roomed together in training camp. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 16
39 min
11. Jonathan Vilma Joins The Show
In this episode, Cooper talks with former New Orleans Saints linebacker and current FOX broadcaster, Jonathan Vilma. They dive into what the recruitment process was like (5:45), Jonathan's career at the University of Miami and playing with Vince Wilfork (16:51), and of course the rating of their rating of the Chicken Noodle Soup. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 9
46 min
10. Herm Edwards Joins The Show
“You Play to Win the Game” and this week on Soup with Coop we did just that. Coach Herm Edwards joins Coop for a classic style bowl of Tomato Soup while they discuss Herms playing days in the NFL, the decision he made to leave the playing field for coaching, his transition to becoming a broadcaster and then how he ended back on the sidelines coaching for Arizona State. Learn more about your ad-choices at
Jun 2
36 min
9. Nick Mangold joins The Show
All-Pro and future Hall of Fame Center, Nick Mangold, enjoys a creamy broccoli and cheddar soup with Coop as they discuss his career, their favorite Halloween experience and BBQ. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 26
32 min
8. Alan Faneca Joins The Show
This week Coop links up with Hall of Fame Offensive Lineman Alan Faneca. While enjoying a nice bowl of Mediterranean Wedding Soup, the guys discuss Alan’s Hall of Fame career, his significant weight loss after he rited from Pro Football, The toughest D-Lineman he ever faced, run blocking for Jerome Bettis and the freakish strength of his Pittsburgh Steeler teammate James Harrison. Grab a bowl of soup, sit back and enjoy the show. Learn more about your ad-choices at
May 19
21 min
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