Cooper: I recently ran a 6:10 mile, and I still run two miles every night.
SI: Has the Baseball Hall of Fame called to complain about the name of your restaurant?
Cooper: Not yet, but I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should be calling me. I think I'm being blackballed. But it's great to be the Pete Rose of rock and roll. I bet on my own bands.
SI: Your website says Kerri Strug has eaten at Cooper'stown in Phoenix. What would have happened if a gold-medal-winning gymnast had come on stage with you back in the 1970s?
Cooper: We would probably have barbecued her. A little Kerri Strug rib roast would have gone a long way.