Beano Cook Dead at 81

By Jason Priestas on October 11, 2012 at 2:39p

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omahabeef1337's picture

Really sad. As a younger football fan, I found out about Beano through ESPN's CFB podcast. Guy was a font of football knowledge.

NYC Buckeye's picture

Yep, I actually learned a lot about the history of college football through those podcasts... Good guy who seemed to be as highly regarded as you can amongst colleagues...

Doc's picture

RIP Beano.  Thanks for the lessons.

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Kurt's picture

Beano was awesome.  I loved him on the ESPN podcast.  He will be missed.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Didn't Beano once get into a gigantic run-in with somebody in Columbus radio? He always sounded a little cantankerous even when he wasn't, and I think someone caught him on a bad day.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

buckeyefanatic's picture

We didn't always agree with his takes, but he was a force in the college football world. RIP, Beano.

I was trying to figure out what to write in this space but you said it for me.  I was never a huge fan and I went as far to vocal disliking of him for most of what he said but when I saw he passed, I was a little sad.  Very much one of those college football legends for me in the timeframe that I grew up.

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Kurt's picture

I’d like to do the last scoreboard show and then go. I don’t want to die in the middle of the football season.  I have to know who’s No. 1 in the last polls. (1988)
What a shame.  I think we can all agree with that wish.

NC_Buckeye's picture

The thing I liked the most about Beano: he did not care for Paterno. And would say so in a public forum. For a long time Beano was one of the only cfb writers/analysts that I know of that didn't engage in hero-worship when speaking/writing about Paterno.
Wonder what they're saying about Cook's death over at BSD?

gumtape's picture

Two things I remember about Beano Cook relating to Ohio State:
One year he Picked us to win the national championship and we ended up losing 4 games. I think it was Greg Frey's senior season.
The other was that one time he asked what his favorite band was and he said Ohio State.
Not bad for a Pitt guy, certainly better than Mark May. He had the grumpy old guy thing going when Corso was still just a bad coach.

High and tight boo boo