On this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault analyze the Sporting News 50 Most Influential People in Sports list. They also discuss the ethics of firing college head football coaches mid-season. They critique new sound effects made by the interns. And following the success of last year's "animal draft," they split up the planet in the first ever "nation draft," where everyone finally learns what the national anthem of Austria sounds like.
In this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault discuss the ethics of "payoff" games in college football. They also contemplate the effectivness of athletes protesting during sporting events. They evaluate whether any city might want the Olympic Games, Rome included. And the interns usher in their new favorite segment called "I am the captain now," where Dr. Strudler pretends to be either king of the world or Tom Hanks, depending on your perspective.
On this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault welcome the new interns, which comes off as back-handed compliment. They discuss the pending lawsuit against Pop Warner Football. They also talk about the severity of Ryan Lochte's 10-month suspension. They debate which athlete you'd want as a companion during an apocalypse. And Dr. Strudler and Geoff campaign for roles in the upcoming Mohonk Mountain House Mystery Weekend while previewing the SOS Triathlon with Alex Sherwood.
On this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault talk with Leander Schaerlaeckens of Yahoo Sports and Vice Sports about the supension from the US Women's National Team given to soccer goalie Hope Solo. They also discuss the political statement made by Ethiopian marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa at the Rio Olympic Games. They also cover the Chargers' contract dispute with Joey Bosa. And Dr. Strudler goes on an extensive rant about wearing formal clothes as a beach wedding while also giving tips for a friendly bear encounter.
In this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault discuss PED's and the Olympics. They also talk about Missy Franklin's decision to pursue collegiate swimming instead of cashing in on her 2012 Olympic success. And they turn basketball's letter to Kobe Bryant into another Mad Lib.
On this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault talk with Jessica Luther, author of the upcoming book "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape." They also discuss the opening of the Rio Olympic Games. Brendan Canning of Silver Chalice comes on the show to talk about the future of streaming sports on digital networks such as 120 Sports and Campus Insiders. And Geoff spends much of the second hour complaining about a technical issue that, in this rare instance, seems to be no one's fault.
On this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault talk with Jon Frankel of HBO's Real Sports about the upcoming Rio Olympic Games and his recent story about the state of the Olympic city. They also discuss the NFL's data problems around the safety of Heads Up Football. They contemplate trouble in the Rogers family as the Bachelorette reaches its apex. And along with intern Mike Wallace, the team considers the best way to greet friends unexpectedly when leaving an establishment of questionable regard.
On this epidosde of The Classroom, Dr. Strudler and Geoff Brault discuss the NBA's decision to remove the All-Star Game from Charlotte over HB-2 and the WNBA's fines for player activism with Dr. Peter Kaufman of SUNY New Paltz. They also talk with Olympic Swimming Gold Medalist and WHOOP Elite Performance Manager Erik Vendt about WHOOP technology and body worn analytics tools for elite athletes. Dr. Strudler and Geoff debate the concept of emotional abuse by college coaches. And despite showing up a mere five minutes before the show, Dr. Strudler finds the composure to deconstruct Geoff's comparison of himself to an ice cold glass of Fanta.
On this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault discuss the impact of activism by professional athletes around the Black Lives Matter movement. They also talk with Robert Boland of Ohio University about the exorbitant price tag on the sale of UFC. Dr. Strudler gives the speech he thinks Tim Tebow might have given had he actually spoken at the Republican National Convention, and he also tries to craft the perfect tweet to Old 97's lead singer Rhett Miller to spark a friendship. Lastly, they all debate how much money would be enough to walk away from work forever.
In this episode of The Classroom, Dr. Keith Strudler and Geoff Brault discussed the Kevin Durant move to Golden State and where this ranks in all-time heel turns. They also talked about Michael Phelps and his 5th Olympic Games. They debate whether parents should watch a soccer match or attend their son's wedding. And along with graduate Rob Duffy, they question whether it's safe to take an Uber that's an 80's conversion van.