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Beano Trophy

 

Beano Trophy
Carroll Hoff Cook Trophy

Way back in 2003, young whippersnappers, my friends and I started a weekly college football pool. We pick the winners for games involving Top 25 teams throughout the year and tally up the points at the end of the season. No money is exchanged. The contest is for bragging rights only. We tried playing for a measly $1 grand prize, and only two people were willing to cough up the cash to the winner. That should tell you something about the quality, or lack thereof, of our pool. In lieu of fame and fortune, the winner of the pool receives the coveted Beano Trophy, so named for Beano Cook's oh-so-incorrect prediction that Ron Powlus would win multiple Heisman Trophies while playing QB at Notre Dame. As a constant reminder of that glorious ridiculousness, a fictional Beano Cook picks every game correctly in the pool - his score thus serving as the highest possible tally that can be obtained in pool play.

Below is the list of winners and losers (as well as their chosen home team) from years gone by. I seem to have a penchant for second place finishes. Buena suerte to all, and Go Illini!


Year Winner First Place Loser Third Place
2016
Wisconsin helmet
Andy

Chief Illiniwek helmet
Christopher

Florida helmet
Daryl
2015
LSU helmet
Balijeet

Florida helmet
Steve C

Northwestern helmet
Steve K
2014
Florida helmet
Steve C

Wisconsin helmet
Andy

LSU helmet
Balijeet
2013
Northwestern helmet
Steve K

Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

Florida helmet
Steve C
2012
LSU helmet
Balijeet

Wisconsin helmet
Andy

Northwestern helmet
Steve K
2011
Tennessee helmet
Callan

LSU helmet
Balijeet

LSU helmet
Jasy
2010
Northwestern helmet
Steve K

Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

LSU helmet
Balijeet
2009
Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

Northwestern helmet
Steve K

Old school Florida helmet
Todd
2008
Northwestern helmet
Steve K

Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

Florida helmet
Steve C
2007
LSU helmet
Balijeet

Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

LSU helmet
Jasy
2006
Florida helmet
Steve C

Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

Old school Florida helmet
Todd
2005
Old school Florida helmet
Todd

Ohio State helmet
Raj

Florida helmet
Steve C
2004
Nebraska helmet
Joel

Wisconsin helmet
Andy

Florida State helmet
Wendy
2003
LSU helmet
Balijeet

Chief Illinwek helmet
Christopher

Old school Florida helmet
Todd


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