Carroll "Beano" Cook '49

Pitt '54

Carroll H. Cook was only seven when he moved to Pittsurgh and a neighbor, learning that his family had come "from Boston, like the beans," dubbed him "Beano." He carried the name proudly throughout his life and, as many Kiski boys, he also carried his enthusiasm for sports to extraordinary heights.

He began by serving as Pitt's sports information director for ten years — then went on to ABC Sport as NCAA press director, to the St. Petersburg Times as a sports writer, to the Miami Dolphins as a public relations director, and back to ABC Sports as a telecaster for another four years. Finally, in 1986, he signed on with ESPN, serving there as a radio and television commentator. Although Beano became widely-respected as a college football anaylyst, he is best known for his quick wit and razor-sharp quips. 

Perhaps the most famous of these occurred when Major League Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn offered lifetime passes to the American hostages who had just been released by Iran, and Beano, a rabid football addict, snapped, "Haven't they suffered enough?" Beano lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and passed away on October 11, 2012.
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