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Soc and Schopf Pod

Soc and Schopf Pod

By Schopf and Soc
This is a sports pod from two college students who just wanna talk sports. And hot takes. Plenty of hot takes.
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Soc and Schopf: Quarantine Edition
WE. ARE. BACK. After a few weeks of quarantine, we had a lot of takes we had to get out to the world. We hope you enjoy! Stay safe!
April 26, 2020
Tribute to Kobe
On this week's episode we paid tribute to Kobe Bryant, remembering his greatest moments and our favorite memories of him. We also broke down the Astro sign stealing scandal and previewed Super Bowl 54.
February 2, 2020
Pre-Thanksgiving Sports Report
WE.ARE.BACK.  Before going home for Thanksgiving, we needed to get our takes out. We talked the Astros scandal, the Myles Garret incident, and did a roundup on the NBA, College Basketball, and the NFL. ENJOY! (Also, it's Alan's Birthday!)
November 24, 2019
World Series Talk and NBA has Begun
This pod is a very exciting pod as we talk World Series, NBA, NFL (Browns) and so much more!
October 31, 2019
Nick Elam Is Back
WE.ARE.BACK. We had the pleasure of having Dr. Nick Elam on the pod. He is the creator of the revolutionary Elam Ending featured at The Basketball Tournament. We talked about how he came up with his idea, where he hopes to see it go in the future, and much more. Of course, we ended with a scorching hot take. Enjoy!
August 15, 2019
Max Goldstein Interview and NBA Offseason recap
WE ARE BACK! After a summer hiatus, the Soc and Schopf Pod returns with an interview with Max Goldstein, a FIBA certified sports agent for GWK Sport Management. We talked about what it takes to get into the industry and his experience at NBA Summer League. Also, we recapped the crazy NBA offseason and finished with two scorching hot takes. Enjoy!
July 23, 2019
We're Here! We're Back!
We.Are.Back. After a school induced hiatus, we had too many hot takes to keep to ourselves. So we have returned to talk some playoff hoops, NBA Draft Lottery, and all things NBA. As always, we concluded with the hottest of hot takes. Enjoy!
May 21, 2019
Devon Cajuste Interview
We had the pleasure of having Hard Knocks' star Devin Cajuste on the pod. We talked football, crystals, and life in general. We finished up with a recap of the final four and Virginia's championship run, as well as a break down of the beginning of the MLB season. Of course, we finished off with a flurry of hot takes. Enjoy!
April 9, 2019
Special Edition Pod: NHBT Preview!
This is a special edition podcast where we preview the NHBT Basketball Tournament ( A basketball tournament at UMD). We will be back with our regularly scheduled programing very soon. Get excited because it is going to be HUGE!
April 8, 2019
Mike Randle on College Hoops
We had the pleasure of welcoming our friend Mike Randle back to the pod to talk College Hoops and help us preview the NCAA Tournament. From Duke to Wofford, we broke down the March Madness storylines you need to know about. We also broke down the Odell Beckham trade to the Browns and dropped a very hot take. Enjoy!
March 14, 2019
After a brief hiatus, we are back and more pumped than ever to talk sports. We broke down the big events of the last month, including the Super Bowl and the NBA Trade Deadline, along with a lot of other stuff. As always, we finished with a scorching hot take. Enjoy!
February 14, 2019
Bart Torvik Interview
WE.ARE.BACK. On this week's pod we had the pleasure of talking College Hoops with CBB analytics master Bart Torvik. We talked Duke's hot start, the Big Ten, and much more! We finished with the return of the fan minute, a new segment, and a debatable hot take. Enjoy!
November 16, 2018
College Basketball Is Back and our Flag Football team is a force!
WE.ARE.BACK. And so is College Basketball! We discussed the new season and Duke's dominance against Kentucky. We also provided an in depth recap of our recent flag football playoff win. We ended the show with a fierce Horns Up and a scalding Hot Take. Enjoy!
November 9, 2018
Jackson Frank Interview
WE.ARE.BACK. We had the pleasure of talking with Jackson Frank, an NBA analyst for The Athletic and Liberty Ballers of Fan Sided. We discussed the development of Markelle Fultz, the future stars of the NBA, and much more. Of course, we finished with a scorching hot hoops take. Enjoy!
November 2, 2018
Sports are Cool
On this week's pod we were all over the place, and it was a lot of fun (at least we think so). We talked Steph and Blake's 50 point games and some early NBA storylines (and fights). We also got a little off track talking about sports movies, and as always, finished with a white hot take.
October 26, 2018
Rick Barry Interview
WE.ARE.BACK. We had the amazing honor of having NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry on the pod. We talked all things basketball, including his underhanded free throws, the Warriors, LeBron, how Rick would do in today's NBA, and much more! We finished off with some of our thoughts on the new NBA season, and as always, a very hot take. Enjoy!
October 19, 2018
Sam Mellinger Interview and NBA Preview
On this week's pod we had the pleasure of talking with Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star about the Chiefs' hot start to the season. Then we talked about some NFL storylines and previewed the upcoming NBA season. Of course, we finished with a not at all bitter hot take about the MLB playoffs. Enjoy!
October 12, 2018
NFL Talk and Playoff Baseball is Here
WE ARE BACK! On this week's pod we talked all things NFL and MLB Playoffs, from Pat Mahomes to Luke Voit. We also debuted two new segments: The Fan Minute and Fantasy is Reality. Of course, we ended with a heated horns up and an even hotter hot take. Enjoy!
October 5, 2018
Anthony Cowan Jr. Interview
WE ARE BACK! Maryland Star PG Anthony Cowan Jr. helped us kickoff Season 2 with a bang! We covered a whole range of topics from the NBA to Fortnite (1:45)! We also preview the NFL season, talk some MLB, and give plenty of Hot Takes! Enjoy!
September 6, 2018
Len Elmore Interview
On this week's pod we had the honor of interviewing Maryland Basketball great Len Elmore. We talked about his great playing and broadcasting career, along with some thoughts on the state of the game today. Enjoy!
August 9, 2018
Mike Randle Interview--Fantasy Football Preview
On this week's pod we had the honor of talking fantasy football with expert Mike Randle of the Pickin' Up The Blitz fantasy football podcast. We discussed sleepers, rookies to watch and draft strategies. We then talked some baseball and finished up with a heated Horns Up and an even hotter Hot Take. Enjoy!
August 3, 2018
Dog Days of Summer
On this week's pod we talked about the big news from around the sports world. We discussed the MLB all star game along with some of the big trades throughout the league. We then delved into the Kawhi Leonard- Demar DeRozan trade and finished up with some football talk and TWO scorching hot takes. Enjoy!
July 26, 2018
Nick Elam Interview
On this week's pod, our 20th episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Nick Elam about his revolutionary idea to change the ends of basketball games called the Elam Ending. We then discussed NBA Free Agency, including LeBron going to LA and DeMarcus Cousins going to the Warriors. We finished up with a scorching hot NBA take. Enjoy!
July 12, 2018
Ahtyba Rubin Interview
On this week's pod we had our first ever athlete interview. We had the honor of talking to Oakland Raiders DT Ahtyba Rubin about his new team, some of his favorite moments from his career so far, and who is favorite QB to sack is. (10:07) We also talked NBA Draft, World Cup, and had an intense Horns Up concerning the rules of Baseball. Of course, we finished with the hottest of Hot Takes. Enjoy!
June 27, 2018
Nipun Chopra Interview and NBA Draft Talk
On this week's pod we talked all things World Cup with Soccer writer and podcaster Nipun Chopra. Then we talked NBA Draft, using Producer Brendan's mock draft as a guide for our analysis. We finished off the pod with a baseball hot take and a celebration of Alan's first ever fortnite win. Enjoy!
June 21, 2018
Steve Solomon Interview
On this week's pod we had the pleasure of talking with Steve Solomon, a radio personality for The Team 980 and for SB nation radio who is also running for Montgomery County Council at large in Maryland. We talked the Caps Stanley Cup title, as well as where LeBron may be headed (and some talk about how to properly eat a Twix bar). Towards the end of the pod, we went back to our roots and had a good, old-fashioned Horns Up, followed by a scorching hot take about US Soccer. Enjoy!
June 14, 2018
Nick Stellini Interview
On this week's pod we talked NBA Finals game 3, KD, and LeBron's Free Agency (0:00). Then we had the privilege of talking with Nick Stellini, a writer for Baseball Prospectus, Sporting News, and The Athletic, about the season so far and the MLB Draft (20:06). Then we talked Stanley Cup and the upcoming World Cup, focusing on why the US was unable to make this year's tournament (45:42). Enjoy!
June 8, 2018
NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction
On this week's pod we do a deep dive into the NBA finals, from JR's gaffe to LeBron's suit. We did not talk about much else. Enjoy!
June 3, 2018
Mark Medina Interview
On this week's pod we had the pleasure of talking hoops with Mark Medina, the Warriors beat writer for The Mercury News. (4:19) Then we talked NBA playoffs and answered some mailbag questions. Enjoy!
May 24, 2018
Connor Letourneau Interview
On this week's pod we had the pleasure of talking to Connor Letourneau, the Warriors beat writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. We discussed the western conference finals matchup between the Warriors and the Rockets. We also talked about the how much longer the Warriors' dynasty can last, and who will be the best player in the league in 5 years. Of course, we finished the pod with a hot take that may or may not have to do with LeBron James. Hope you enjoy!
May 18, 2018
Mary Kay Cabot Interview
On this episode we had a great discussion with Mary Kay Cabot, a sports writer for The Plain Dealer about Alan's favorite thing: The Cleveland Browns. (2:13) We then gave our takes on the NBA playoffs and closed out with a mailbag! (18:48) Enjoy!
May 10, 2018
Jorge Castillo Interview
On this episode, we had a great interview with Washington Post Nationals writer Jorge Castillo, discussing the clubhouse atmosphere around the league and some early storylines. (4:18) Then we talked NBA Playoffs and LeBron's great performance last night. (24:43) We finished with an NFL Draft roundup and a very scary hot take.
May 4, 2018
The Decade
On our special 10th episode we do a deep dive into the NBA Playoffs and LeBron James’ buzzer beater. Then we talked the upcoming NFL Draft and finished up with some of our favorite segments. Enjoy!
April 26, 2018
Robert Klemko-NFL Draft
WE ARE PUMPED! On this week's pod, we had the honor of talking to Sports Illustrated NFL writer Robert Klemko of the MMQB. (3:15) We talked about the upcoming NFL draft, and he shared some fun stories from the NFL combine. Then, we wrapped up the pod with some NBA Playoff talk and of course, finished with a scorching hot take. (25:45) Enjoy!
April 19, 2018
George Solomon Interview
We are pumped! This was our first ever interview on the Pod, and we could not have asked for a better guest than George Solomon, the former Sports Editor of The Washington Post. We talked about the changes in Sports media and sports as an avenue for change (23:30). Of course, we also have a scorching hot take on the NBA, and play a game of Horns Up about Odell Beckham Jr (49:55).
April 12, 2018
Baseball Is In The Air... and So is Golf
We begin this episode with a roundup of the final four and a discussion of Villanova's title. Then we talked some MLB, including Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton (22:45). We moved on to a sport we have never talked about before on the Pod, Golf. (30:30) We previewed the Masters with some help from Stat-Guy Brendan and then finished up with our first ever Inside the Lines and a Hot Take. (57:50)
April 5, 2018
MLB Preview and Mailbag
On this pod we recapped March Madness so far and previewed the final four. We also previewed the MLB season on the eve of opening day and had our first ever mailbag. Lastly, we finished with a hot take. Enjoy!
March 29, 2018
March is here!!!! We talked a bit of football free agency and then took a deep dive into the bracket, giving some upset alerts and our final four picks.
March 13, 2018
Episode 4: The Return
The Soc and Schopf Pod is back! In this episode we discuss the emergence of Anthony Davis as an NBA megastar (1:30). Then we talked some NFL news about the draft combine and free agency (10:27). We then went head to head in our recurring segment, Horns Up, about Russell Wilson joining the Yankees for spring training (25:11). Since it's March, we had to talk about college hoops, and we did our slightly too early Final Four picks (37:33). As always, we finished the pod off with a scalding hot take (56:37).
March 8, 2018
The Big Three
On this pod we discuss the crazy Cavs trade and the excitement of the Winter Olympics. Then we talk some football and spring training and round out the pod with our newest segment.
February 15, 2018
Take 2: The Second Take
We talked about the Super Bowl and the Browns Super Bowl (NFL Draft). We then discussed the Cavaliers recent struggles and whether LeBron will stay in Cleveland. Don't miss our new segment: Horns Up, and stick around for everyone's favorite: Hot Take.
February 7, 2018
Soc and Schopf Rookie Debut
Part 1 • Part 2 • Part 3 • Part 4 • Part 5 • Part 6 • Part 7 • Part 8
January 31, 2018