- From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Mr. Cook was best known for his work as a college football analyst and historian with ABC Sports and ESPN. But Mr. Cook also enjoyed a long and successful career as a sports publicist, including his first job as the sports information director at the University of Pittsburgh. He was born in Boston in 1931. Mr. Cook's family moved to Pittsburgh when he was a child." Read the story: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/pitt-big-east/pitt-legend-beano-cook-dies-657150/#ixzz290tg3JG6 …
- — Craig Pintens (@UOPintens)Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:40:55You only have to bat a thousand in two things – flying and heart transplants. Everything else you can go four for five. -Beano Cook RIP
- — Bob Holt (@BobHoltADG)Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:28:38Favorite Beano Cook story: He's on a radio show and hosts are talking music and ask what's his favorite band. Beano says, "Ohio State."
- — Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach)Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:59:54One of greatest Beano lines: "If the [SEC West] coaches were generals in the Pentagon, the thing in Iraq would be over."
- — Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap)Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:51:08About year ago, sitting at lunch w/ Beano, I sent text to someone. He scolds me: "All you ever do is go on that Spacebook" #unbelievable
- ESPN remembers Beano Cook's legacy and his famous lines
- — darren rovell (@darrenrovell)Thu, Oct 11 2012 17:02:03Tremendous Beano quote: "You only have to bat a thousand in 2 things: flying & heart transplants. Everything else you can go 4 for 5."
- — Joe Starkey (@JoeStarkey1)Thu, Oct 11 2012 17:14:57Beano on how he wanted to be remembered: 'The only thing you take to your grave is your reputation. I hope I leave with a good reputation.'
- — Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise)Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:28:52
- — Chris Fowler (@cbfowler)Thu, Oct 11 2012 16:59:08I am sad, but also Smiling while I remember great memories of Beano. He was a true original,early mentor,friend,& large figure in CFB.
- — TonyCaridi (@TonyCaridi)Thu, Oct 11 2012 17:32:58Had the opportunity for weekly interviews with Beano Cook....insightful, colorful, irreverent, perfect. One of a kind...he'll be missed.
Twitter remembers Pitt legend 'Beano' Cook
Pitt legend 'Beano' Cook, the quick-witted college football historian who entertained television audiences with his unique view of the world of sports, died at the HCR Manor Care nursing facility in Green Tree, a Pitt athletic department spokesman said. Mr. Cook was 81. (Storify by PG's Mila Sanina)