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Beano Cook Picks

For those of you who are regular followers of this blog (i.e. probably nobody) you may notice a new addition to the all time rankings on the Hall of Champions page.  With the recent passing of Beano Cook, I decided to bring him into the rankings as a tribute to the man.  For those of you who don’t know, Beano Cook was one of the original hosts of College Gameday when they launched their studio show in 1987.  This was definitely before I was aware of college football, and I know him more from his work on ESPNU podcasts with Ivan Maisel and showing up to do a weekly segment on the Herd.  I was always amused by this grumpy old man and thought it was funny how out of touch with pop culture he was on some subjects and how up to date he was on others.  From everything I’ve read about his time on Gameday, he was sort of the celebrated clownish ringleader figure in those early years that Lee Corso has become today (which we all love).  When Beano passed away, I started a top secret project to bring Beano Cook to my rankings since I run a College Gameday blog and he was one of the originals on the show.  I went dug through the darkest corners of ESPN.com’s podcast center and listened to every ESPNU and Herd podcast I could featuring Beano Cook to get his picks from years past.  This took us all the way back to 2005 and brought us all the way up to the early 2012 season wtih his Penn State predictions for this year.  Along with that, we also got plenty of picks from his co-host Ivan Maisel so we have also welcomed him to the rankings.  I wish I could find more picks from Beano Cook, especially going back to his days on College Gameday, but for the time being this will be his all time record.

Date Right Wrong
10/8/2005
Penn St over Ohio St 1 0
10/15/2005
ND over USC 0 1
10/22/2005
Bama over Tennessee 1 0
LSU over Auburn 1 0
Texas over TTU 1 0
11/5/2005
VaTech over Miami 0 1
11/12/2005
Bama over LSU 0 1
Florida over S.Carolina 0 1
Georgia over Auburn 0 1
11/19/2005
Michigan over Ohio St 0 1
12/3/2005
UCLA over USC 0 1
9/30/2006
Iowa over Ohio St 0 1
11/2/2006
Louisville over WVU 1 0
11/4/2006
Miami over VaTech 0 1
TAMU over OU 0 1
Cal over UCLA 1 0
11/18/2006
Ohio St over Michigan 1 0
USC over Cal 1 0
ND over Army 1 0
2006-2007 Bowl Season
Florida over Ohio St 1 0
2007-2008 Bowl sEason
OU over WVU 0 1
LSU over Ohio St 1 0
Georgia over Hawaii 1 0
Texas over Ariz St 1 0
TAMU over Penn St 0 1
Bama over Colorado 1 0
Tennessee over Wisconsin 1 0
Florida over Michigan 0 1
USC over Illinois 1 0
Kansas over VaTech 1 0
10/4/2008
Wisconsin over Ohio St 0 1
10/11/2008
UNC over ND 1 0
10/18/2008
Mich St over Ohio St 0 1
10/25/2008
Penn St over Ohio St 1 0
Texas over Okla St 1 0
11/8/2008
LSU over Bama 0 1
12/6/2008
USC over UCLA 1 0
2008-09 Bowl Season
OU over Florida 0 1
9/5/2009
Minnesota over Syracuse 1 0
9/12/2009
Ohio St over USC 0 1
Notre Dame over Michigan 0 1
9/19/2009
Florida over Tennessee 1 0
Arkansas over Georgia 0 1
9/26/2009
Oregon over Cal 1 0
10/3/2009
UCLA over Stanford 0 1
10/10/2009
LSU over Florida 0 1
Bama over Ole Miss 1 0
Iowa over Michigan 1 0
Ohio St over Wisconsin 1 0
Washington over Arizona 1 0
10/17/2009
ND over USC 0 1
Texas over OU 1 0
Wisconsin over Iowa 0 1
Maryland over UVA 0 1
10/24/2009
Mich St over Iowa 0 1
10/31/2009
Oregon over USC 1 0
Florida over Georgia 1 0
11/7/2009
ND over Navy 0 1
11/14/2009
Pitt over ND 1 0
11/21/2009
Arizona over Oregon 0 1
11/26/2009
Texas over TAMU 1 0
11/28/2009
OU over Okla St 1 0
S.Carolina over Clemson 1 0
12/3/2009
Oregon over Oreg St 1 0
12/5/2009
Florida over Bama 0 1
12/27/2009
Clemson over Kentucky 1 0
1/7/2010
Bama over Texas 1 0
9/4/2010
Michigan over Uconn 1 0
9/11/2010
Stanford over UCLA 1 0
9/18/2010
Washington over Nebraska 0 1
9/25/2010
Arkansas over Bama 0 1
10/20/2010
Iowa over Penn St 1 0
OU over Texas 1 0
10/9/2010
Michigan over Mich St 0 1
10/15/2010
Colorado over Baylor 0 1
10/23/2010
Notre Dame over Navy 0 1
Bama over Tennessee 1 0
10/30/2010
Oregon over USC 1 0
Auburn over Ole Miss 1 0
Iowa over Mich St 1 0
Florida over Georgia 1 0
11/6/2010
Texas Tech over Mizzou 1 0
11/12/2010
Notre Dame over Utah 1 0
11/20/2010
Colorado over Kstate 1 0
11/27/2010
Clemson over S.Carolina 0 1
9/3/2011
Georgia over Boise St 0 1
9/10/2011
Bama over Penn St 1 0
9/17/2011
Nevada over SJSU 1 0
9/24/2011
Georgia over Ole Miss 1 0
10/1/2011
UNC over ECU 1 0
10/8/2011
OU over Texas 1 0
10/15/2011
Miss St over S.Carolina 0 1
10/22/2011
NC St over Virginia 1 0
10/29/2011
Miss St over Kentucky 1 0
11/5/2011
LSU over Bama 1 0
11/12/2011
Penn St over Nebraska 0 1
11/19/2011
Tennessee over Vanderbilt 1 0
11/26/2011
Virginia over VaTech 0 1
12/3/2011
Okla St over OU 1 0
2011-12 BCS Championship
Bama over LSU 1 0
Week 1 (9/1/2012)
Penn St over Ohio 0 1
Week 2 (9/8/2012)
Penn St over Virginia 0 1
Week 3 (9/15/2012)
Penn St over Navy 1 0
Week 4 (9/22/2012)
Penn St over Temple 1 0
60.58% 63 41
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