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Remembering Beano Cook: 1931 – 2012

By on October 11th, 2012 in Football 8 Comments »


  1. MyAuburn myauburn says:

    His straight forward attitude made him one of my favorites. Not to mention, other than wanting to be buried in a Michigan helmet, he played no favorites and pulled no punches. He will be missed.

  2. Todd92 Todd92 says:

    Didn’t agree with him half the time but he was a colorful character and made the day more interesting and he will be missed. RIP Beano Cook.

  3. AubTigerman AubTigerman says:


    I like how he always said that college football was meant to be played at 1:30 on a fall Saturday afternoon and that if God came down to watch only one football game … it wouldn’t be the Superbowl but the BCS Championship.

    He was an icon and great for college football, whether folks liked his commentary or not.

    Thanks for sharing posting this one Jay.

  4. GreenvilleAUfan GreenvilleAUfan says:

    He was a college football treasure.

    I wonder if he will have the Michigan football helmet on when he’s laid up for the viewing at his funeral?

  5. WarEagleAtlanta WarEagleAtlanta says:

    He’s a Pittsburgh alum. I wonder why the affection for Michigan? Not that it matters now, but that would be like me stating I wanted to be buried wearing a UVA helmet.

  6. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Beano was really the Corso of the 80s, the guy everyone loved to hate. And I guess it was Howard Cosell before that.

  7. TigerWoman TigerWoman says:

    Enjoyed the video. Thanks for sharing.

  8. mvhcpa says:

    You know, I never really liked this guy’s commentary at the time, but now I see that it was more my own fault, because I didn’t “get” what Beano was trying to do. As opposed to Howard Cosell, who I think believed his own press (but who I nonetheless really enjoyed), Beano was saying outrageous things (and saying things outrageously) to get us to think about the topic at hand. I wish I had understood irony better at that time.

    Michael Val
    (who often takes a more literal view of what people are saying than is warranted by the context)