For decades, ESPN commentator Beano Cook made a living doing what he loved: talking about college football. Upon learning of his passing at 81, Cook's fans remembered his love of the game and his encyclopedic knowledge of its history.
And Beano" I CAN STILL HEAR"Your voice. I won't forget your wisdom, my friend.— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) October 11, 2012
Just heard the news, RIP Beano Cook. Best stories from him, the ones he told before we went on air.— Dana Jacobson (@danajacobson) October 11, 2012
Thanks BEANO 4 all the memories but most of all thanks 4 your FRIENDSHIP -GOD BLESS - RIP!espn.go.com/college-footba&— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) October 11, 2012
Beano Cook triggers memories of my youth and all things football...— Coach Sendek (@HerbSendek) October 11, 2012
what an honor to have worked with Beano Cook.Unique, extraordinary, humorous and loved the game like few others.may he rest in peace.— MikeTirico (@miketirico) October 11, 2012
We lost CFB's crown jewel today, Caroll "Beano" Cook passed away in his sleep. No greater ambassador and historian for CFB than the Beanster— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) October 11, 2012