I think it was 1997 when I first became aware of college football commentator Beano Cook. ESPN chats were how I was introduced to the historian and his histrionics. I suppose in a sense, he was a little refreshing from the cocoon of Penn State coverage. He was actually critical of Penn State and Joe [...]
‘Beano Watch’ Archive
It has been a while since I checked in with Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt), but I figured long-time readers would find this interesting:
Jake (Lincoln, NE)
Any chance Penn St can somehow beat Alabama and stop the SEC dominance over the BIG and maybe get the BIG into being the second best conference?
Beano Cook (3:53 [...]
Carroll H. Cook (“54 Pitt) chatted again this past Wednesday and Penn State was mentioned a few times.
Matt (Philadelphia): Beano, need a clarification on something from your podcast a couple weeks back. In 1969, did Penn State simply choose not to play the Texas-Arkansas winner in the Cotton Bowl? If so why was Paterno so [...]
Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt) continues to focus on the Nittany Lions and even reveals some possibly shocking information about his feelings about Penn State.
Aaron King (Memphis,TN): Safe to say, Mike Floyd is the best sophomore reciever in college football, if not all of college football?
Beano Cook: It’s one game. He is very good, but [...]
Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt) celebrated his 78th birthday a day late by throwing Penn State under the bus with his predictions of success which means doom — or does it?
michael (deployed military): how does Ohio State fair this year? 10 or less? BCS bowl? NC possibility?
Beano Cook: The key game for them as far [...]
Carroll H. Cook (’54 Pitt) has set off alarms already, making Penn State his #2A to play for the national title. In his recent chat, he seemed to link Notre Dame (his #2 pick for the title game) and Penn State over and over again, something that can only be of interest to certain pockets [...]
The Maryland Bureau Chief is reporting very troubling news from Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt):
I listen to the weekly ESPNU College football podcast. It is a chat between Ivan Maisel and Beano Cook. In this week’s podcast, they made their 2009 championship games predictions. Beano made this entirely TERRIFYING, ANNOYING, and TRAGIC [...]
After a long hiatus, ESPN football commentator Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt) returned for a chat. His comments about Penn State are highlighted.
Ed (PA): Cookin’ with Beano!! The old man in State College seems to have some added jump in his step since getting the hip replaced. Recruiting is up, the wins are up… Any [...]
Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt) has not lost any determination to jinx Penn State’s 2008 season.
Matt (Miami, FL): Beano, give me YOUR top 3 teams and why you ranked them up there.SportsNation Beano Cook: Well, Alabama-1, Texas Tech-2, Penn State-3. They are all undefeated. In the old days, we would say untied. Texas Tech over [...]
As alluded to by the Maryland Bureau Chief, Carroll H. Cook (‘54 Pitt) wants to ruin my weekend, season.
Tyler (Columbus Ohio): Hey Beano, what is your prediction on the Ohio State vs. Penn State game this weekend? Will the winner be in the BCS championship if they win out?
SportsNation Beano Cook: I think if the [...]