Wishful thinking for those who deserve it

There's no better time than the holiday season to offer up thoughts and wishes to college football's finest, writes Beano Cook.

Updated: December 15, 2005, 3:46 PM ET
By Beano Cook | ESPN Insider
This is, of course, a happy time of the year, a time to appreciate the fruits of two seasons -- the holiday season and the college football season.

'Tis better to give than to receive, and as we take a break and savor another great regular season while awaiting the next dot.com bowl in anticipation of the Jan. 2-4 heavyweights, there are a number of people to whom I'd like to pass along a gift. Or at least an acknowledgement.

Let me first adjust my beard.

Beano Cook

College Football
Carroll H. "Beano" Cook joined ESPN in March 1986 and served as a college football studio commentator and occasional sideline reporter, in addition to offering college football commentary on ESPN Radio. He died in October 2012.