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RIP Beano Cook

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    According to Ivan Maisel on Twitter:

    @Ivan_Maisel: I am very sorry to tell you that Beano Cook died in his sleep. He was 81. If you love college football, you will miss him.

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    One of those people who I rarely agreed with, but loved watching...

  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I guess heaven needed more material.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Heaven needed someone to talk about Ron Powlus' Heisman chances. :D
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Confirmed. RIP.

  6. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    To the heavenly choir: "Tell 'em! Tell 'em I can hear them!"
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I still think his quote about the Iran hostages getting a lifetime pass to baseball games is one of the best of all-time.

    "Haven't they suffered enough?"
  8. Liut

    Liut Active Member

    Agreed, but he was such a character it was part of the appeal, IMHO. Bad week for such characters: Mr. Cook, Bill Jauss, Alex Karras.

    He was what he was. RIP, Beano, at the big Pitt Stadium in the sky.
  9. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    Well, damn. RIP Beano.
  10. Somewhere, Ron Powlus weeps.
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I was in Western Pennsylvania for a U.S. Open at Oakmont many years ago. Early in the week, a group of us decided to get together for dinner one night in downtown Pittsburgh; someone knew Beano and invited him to join us. All the stories that were told for a couple of hours . . . priceless.

  12. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    He was College Gameday before anyone outside Kentuckiana heard of Lee Corso. Listening to his gravely voice (and Fowler introducing the College Football Quagmires to "Riders on the Storm" set the table for a great Saturday. Of course he would have never made it doing mascot heads, since he thought Pitt, Notre Dame, Army and Navy were the only four teams in the sport.
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