Quote of the Day

"He was wise, he was smart, he was cranky, he was crotchety, he could be rude and crude. I loved all of that about him but I think most importantly, he had a passion for the sport."
-- ESPN’s Chris Fowler, on Beano Cook, who died Wednesday night. ("College Football Live," ESPN, 10/11)
Friday October 12, 2012 Vol. 19 — No. 23 Print This Issue

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  • An Institution

    Cook made his first appearance as a studio analyst at ESPN in '85

    Tributes continue to longtime ESPN college football commentator BEANO COOK , who died in his sleep Wednesday night at the age of 81. Cook appeared on ESPN as a studio analyst starting in '85 after four years at ABC Sports. Prior to that, he worked in PR for CBS Sports from '77-82 and was a sportswriter for the St. Petersburg Times from '74-77. Cook graduated from the Univ. of Pittsburgh in '54 and worked as an SID from '56-66. ESPN Exec Chair GEORGE BODENHEIMER in a statement said, "There never was and never will be another Beano. His combination of humor, passion, love of college football and his engaging personality left an indelible mark on the sport" ( ESPN ). Cook's lawyer and longtime friend JIM DUNN said that Cook, who ...

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