Beano Cook Dead at 81

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eruby
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Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Thu, 10/11/12 2:26 PM
Longtime college football color man Beano Cook died yesterday at age 81.
 
He was the Sports Information Director at Pitt in the 60s and a very enjoyable guy to watch on TV.
 
My best memory of him was his prognostication of the Maryland v. Penn St game back in the 80s, when the Terps could never beat the Nittany Lions:
 
".... and Penn St. will beat Maryland, because they always do."
 
In Pace Requiescat Beano Cook.
 
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/pitt-legend-beano-cook-dies-657150/

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Re:Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Thu, 10/11/12 2:41 PM
I don't think anyone could have loved college football more than Beano Cook. His loss is a sad thing.

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Re:Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Thu, 10/11/12 3:32 PM
Yeah, I took the news of this hard.  Beano has long been a real favorite of mine.  And it wasn't just because he was a local.  Like Michael said previously, he loved college football and was maybe America's foremost historian on the subject.  He was a fabulous storyteller and was also famous for his one liners.  It is a real sad day here in Pittsburgh. 

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Re:Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Thu, 10/11/12 6:16 PM
I kind of hope that ESPN runs a retrospective of his work tonight on SportsCenter or Saturday on their college football show (probably more likely). I loved listening to his segments on ESPNRadio - especially when he would be on air late night - even on the overnight shows. He was a hoot.

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Re:Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Thu, 10/11/12 11:25 PM
Beano was funny.Always enjoyed listening to him.

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Re:Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Thu, 10/11/12 11:29 PM
Hate to see him go. Godspeed

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Re:Beano Cook Dead at 81 - Fri, 10/12/12 1:55 AM
He could remember details of almost every game of importance that ever happened.
"The Cardinal of College Football" was a great historian of the game.
I liked to listen to him tell his stories on the radio.
RIP Beano!