Beany, Friends since we were 7, how will I get along without your phone calls and all the news of our friends? A treasure in my life always.
TO THE COOK FAMILY,PLEASE ACCEPT MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES,I KNOW THAT THINGS SEEM HARD RIGHT NOW.OUR (GOD) IN HEAVEN CAN, AND WILL LIFT YOUR HEARTS.PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE (GOD) THAT CANNOT LIE.
Beano will be greatly missed. He was a great person.
Cook family, may you have peace from God above.May (He) open his hand and satisfy the desire of your heart.So sorry for your loss.
Our Deepest Sympathy, The Black Dog Pub Donegal Highlands Golf Course.
I will always remember our fun times at Prospect Jr. High School and you doing my Latin homework. I so enjoyed the last time we had dinner together, I will miss you dearly.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rest in Peace Mr. Cook. God
I was always a fan! Rest in Peace Beano. My sympathy to family and friends
Beano was a very humorous sports guy who attended a few of the Thompson Run AA sports stags that I chaired. He was asked"How long do you think you will live?" His answer" The over and under is 78"We were lucky to have him make the over. Darrell Hess Venice Florida
Just a fan. My sympathies to the Cook family. Beano brought many smiles & laughs to my life & I greatly appreciated every one of them.
Thank you, Beano & Rest in Peace.
I made sure I listened to Beano when he was on the radio or T.V. He will be missed. R.I.P.
May Beano rest in peace. My favorite Beano witticism was his choices for the top achievements in the 20th Century. Beano said they were civil rights, medicine and air-conditioning.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. R.I.P. BEANO.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
No one made me laugh more or proud to be from Pittsburgh.
Chris Van Wagenen, Pearland, Texas
BENO MADE LATE NIGHT ESPN. He was the best.Charlie
Rest in Peace Mr. Cook, WE heard him over the radio here in the pacific Northwest.
He was a regular on KJR radio with Mitch levy. Very good banter over the years with Mitch levy. Enjoyed his knowledge and the love of Football. I am so sorry for your loss. he will be missed.
My deepest sympathies to the Cook family. May all focus on her legacy and the wonderful memories he has left behind in a sport he loved. May our loving heavenly father wrap each of you up in his arms by means of his comfort and the ability to cope with this tragic loss.
Rip Beano first heard you on the fabulous sports babe show.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thank you for sharing a part of your life life us.
An American treasure has passed! God Bless and RIP Beano!
During this time of sorrow, may the family look to God for comfort and strength. "He will comfort all the mourning ones" Isaiah 61:2
One of the signs of a wonderful man is his loyalty to his city and his University. Beano had both, was proud of both, and until his last breath was telling the world abot both. I first met Beano in 1958 as a fellow collegue in the Sports Information business,when I was at Xavier and we remained friends forever no matter where his journeys took him and mine took me to LSU and the Houston Oilers. There was never a time when his travels brought him to Houston, that we wouldn't get together.
Oh year, Beano was a very funny man, but what so many people never learned was that Beano also had a great understanding of the game of football.
I can see him now, sitting alongside the Lord and chiding a host of passed on football coaches, with smarts and humor.
I will miss Beano. So will college football.
So sorry for your family and the loss of your loved one. Your grief will be very painful so I hope that the words at Psalms 94:19 will give you some comfort.
Beano was not only an old friend, but an old love. We met at Pitt in the late 50'sand dated for several years. I remember him asking if we should get married. My reply was that he was already married to Pitt and football. What I remember most about Beano was his irrepressible personality, and his ability to make me laugh. He was a kind person, a real gentleman and I am proud to have known him.
Vale, Beano Joan Gajadhar , Wellington, NZ
I am at a loss for words because what can you say about Beano? He was an original. Nobody will be the next Beano. And he will be missed. It's still hard to believe I won't be able to hear him answer the phone one more time, "Columbo.'' I just wish he had left behind a message for his guest book. It would have been funny and witty the way he always was. Don't you think he's nw talking to Blaik and Leahy about the '46 ND-Army 0-0 tie? RIP.
Going to miss him and Ivan on the Podcast... great CFA knowledge!
Listening to Beano Cook talk about college football was often more entertaining than the games themselves.
Andy Kill -- Troutdale, Ore.
I remember meeting Beano in the late 80's. What a character! God Bless.
An all round good guy and friend. Rest in peace Columbo. Cliff Dube' (Janney Montgomtery Scott).
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Beano Cook touched many lives. May the God of tender mercies be with Mr. Cook's family during this difficult time.
Condolences. In a world of growing standardization, Beano was unique. Had the opportunity to talk with him twice, once in a bar and once in the fitting room area at Brooks Brothers. A genuine, and funny person. Congratulations on a wonderful life. Tim Fedele
The first time I saw Beano was in Pitt wrestling practice, in 1957. Here comes this big pudgy guy in a Pitt sweat suit screaming that he wanted a piece of Tom Alberts (Pitt's 177 lb. NCAA Champion).
It was over in 5 seconds, but I'll never forget that powerful impression Beano made on me.
I got to meet Beano,while working the Pirate games..R.I.P. Beano.
To the the family of Beano Cook - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
Godspeed Beano. Enjoy the rest of the season from heaven.
Remembering Beano's unique humor and perspective on not just the sporting world, but life's trials and tribulations...so glad our paths crossed.
- Cathy (Chown) Semer (Plymouth, MI)
One of the funniest and most entertaining commentators of all time. Loved him when he was on with Stan Savran especially. Loved the guy and he will be missed.
Beano's knowledge and wit will greatly be missed. It is an honor to be a fellow Panther. May God be with your family during this trying time and Hail to Pitt!
I loved watching and listening to his expertise and humor whether it was on ESPN or Sportsbeat with Stan Savran. God Bless You Beano, you will be missed!
Mr Cook was a very nice apartment neighbor. A man with morals, standards, and kindness. You are a sports icon in Pittsburgh, but also a fine man. God Bless you.
Pitt football and college sports will miss him...as a high school and college football coach, I envied his knowledge of the game, and enjoyed his novel way of verbalizing it.
Worked with Beano during the Sportsbeat era-A True legend at his craft...and more entertaining of the air...
A Tuesday morning treasure on the radio for us in Seattle.
Beano was a legend in my book. I listened to an interview he had with the fabulous sports babe when I was driving through Kansas and Beano reassured me that Randy Moss was a steal and that the Vikings were lucky he fell to them. Beano you were so right! May your soul rest in peace.
A MN Vikings fan
There will never be another like you. I am proud to consider you a friend
Beano hired me as his Student Assistant at Pitt for the 64/65 season. What a great mentor and wonderful human being. He is truly a legend.
A great Pitt alumni. Your folksy wisdom will be greatly missed.
My condolences the Cook family. I hope your family can have comfort from Psalm 46:1.
Fly high Beano. You made us all Pittsburgh proud.
what a great life. entertaining and informing thousands of people. making others enjoy life a little better in the glow of an infectious personality. you are already missed beano. you will always be remembered.
Bean will always be in my memory for the forming of the Squirrel Hill Bears. We played the Workhouse Inmates on Thanksgiving day in the late 1950's and early 1960's one game season.
Bob Sheehan a Bloomfielder now in VA
RIP Beano -- and Hail to Pitt!!
Beano was on a very select list of people whom I would stay in the car to listen to after I reached my destination. I couldn't get enough of Beano's insight and humor.
To the Friends of Beano
Beano was a friend of mine growing up in Chatham Village. Some of the times I spent with Beano will go unmentioned. These are special memories which preceded his rise to a successful career. There are several of us who will remember these times and only share them with friends from long ago. Memories which will live until we meet again.
Rest in peace Beano.
I enjoyed Beano's work on ESPN and I will miss him.
Beano; Wish your family the best. Really apprecoiated you over the years.
Listening to Beano locally and nationally always made me feel proud I also was from Pittsburgh!!
Beano made me interested in whatever sport he was describing. He was one of a kind.
RIP my friend. You always put a smile on my face.
A sad day for us all.....I knew Beano from due to my fathers(Frank Carver, AD Pitt) relationship with him...always loved to see and talk to Beano...his mothers cheescake at Christmas....RIP Beano
A great football mind gone. You are missed already Mel Butler
The best Pittsburgh-area sports person EVER. Beano had the rare talent of being extremely loyal without being a homer. Prayers to his friends and family.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.I LEARNED ALOT LISTENING TO YOU ON "THE HERD" IM SURE COLIN WILL MISS TALKING TO YOU.
I SPENT TWO SUMMERS AT THE NORTH PARK BOAT HOUSE WITH BENO AND RED WALSH. HE WAS AS HE WOULD PUT IT THE GREATEST.
I was fortunate to know Beano in Chatham Village in the 50s when I was a teen. He would often hold court about sports in the evening in front of the CV Drugstore. And he led the holiday softball games for the singles.
Fun guy! Fond memories
Beano was one of the most respected sports analyst in the country. He was an iconic figure in the Pittsburgh area.
Anyone who loves PITT the way he did in addition to always be willing to tell it like it is, well, if there is a heaven you can be sure Beano will be there......
Beano, you were one of the best reasons to watch ESPN's college football coverage or to stay tuned in to a radio station. Your wit, wisdom and love for college football will be missed on fall Saturdays.
RIP Beano...You will be missed.
Not many people can live a public life and not have anyone who can say a bad thing about them. Godspeed Beano.
You will be missed
Beano!! You told it like it was.
I always enjoyed listening to you and Mel and your unique outlook on college football.
The most famous "guest" the Hilton ever had. Growing up and following sports with guys like Beano, Myron, and the "Gunner" was special. You will be remembered, Beano.
The true ambassador of the University of Pittsburgh and college football..
Now I know what has been missing ths football season - your presence.
A Pittsburgh Legend - RIP Beano
Sympathy & kindest regards to Beano's family & multitude of friends wherever they may be. Pinpointing the individual who personifies Pittsburgh more than any other is treading on very thin ice, but Beano certainly comes to mind. God bless 1 & all whose lives he touched in any way. Take care.
thanks for telling it,the was it really was. RIP.
RIP, Beano. You always had a way of bringing a smile.