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Beano Cook
Original name: Carroll Hoff Cook
Birth: Sep. 1, 1931
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 2012
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

College Football Commentator. Carroll Hoff Cook graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1954, then served for two years in the U.S. Army. He was a sports publicist for the University of Pittsburgh from 1956 to March 1966, then worked for the Miami Dolphins for one season and worked as ABC's press director from 1966-74 before serving as a studio commentator for ABC from 1982-85 before joining ESPN. Additionally, he wrote for the St. Petersburg Times newspaper. Cook, known for his quick wit, frequent historical references, and his affinity for college football played in the Upper Midwest and Rust Belt states. One of his most famous quotes is "Haven't they suffered enough?" after Bowie Kuhn, the Major League Baseball Commissioner, offered the returning hostages from the Iran hostage crisis lifetime baseball passes. In 1986, he served as one of ESPN's lead college football analysts and in recent years, hosted a weekly college football podcast on He was often referred to as the "Cardinal of College Football" due to his knowledge and tenure with the game. Cook died at his home after a lengthy illness. (bio by: Louis M.) 
Allegheny Cemetery
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section: 64, Lot: 60-D, Grave: 4
GPS (lat/lon): 40.47301, -79.94213
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Louis M.
Record added: Oct 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98682228
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Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Oct. 10, 2016
Missing your knowledge Beano.R.I.P. Mr. CookAlways a Pitt Panther!My favorite Pgh sports personality.You used to drive those Penn State fans crazy.
- zabo
 Added: Jul. 9, 2016
Rest in God's peace.
- Bucky Hydal
 Added: Dec. 18, 2015
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