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Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

Posted on: February 14, 2011 10:18 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2011 10:57 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
B. Cook (AP)
The four-man Never Miss a Super Bowl club, made famous by the Visa commercials, is down to three. Bob Cook of Brown Deer, WI, one of the stars of the commercial, passed away at the age of 79.

The lifelong Packer fan had attended 44 consecutive Super Bowls before missing the game in Dallas due to illness. He watched his Packers from his hospital room, which his wife decorated in green and gold.

Cook’s Super Bowl streak included years where he’d get free tickets, years where he’d show up in the host city with merely the hope of scoring seats and years where he made significant financial sacrifices to attend the game.

"I probably could have bought a better house or put a couple new cars in the garage" he said in January, according to the Associated Press. "It's all worth it and I'm very happy with my household and the way it is."

The former owner of Bob Cook's Vagabond Travel Service started going to Super Bowls when he was working in the travel business. When asked in January why he goes to every Super Bowl he said: "I don't like the season to end."

"When football's over I wait for the preseason," he said. "No, I wait for the draft. Then the preseason. Then the season. Then the post-season. I worked hard not to let it end."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 3:16 am
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 2:43 pm
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

Anybody that would plan their wedding on SB weekend deserves to have noone show up. Those incosiderate pricks! And as for funerals, well I am pretty sure I will not know who goes to mine or not, but if they had a chance to go to the SB instead thne more power to them!

That's the most insensitive thing I've seen on this thread. If you miss a wedding for a Super Bowl, you better be either playing in the game or working at the game. Just that simple.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2011 2:24 pm
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

A nice note to go out on, a Packer Super Bowl victory!  Bob was cool.  Thanks for the follow up.  I think his daughter used his ticket this year.



Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

A lot of bitter, jealous people posting today. 




Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

Not to trample? But you did anyway?

Weak.



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 11:30 am
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

Not to trample on a man's grave, but this guy sounds like he was a complete loser, as do the other members of his "club."



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2011 11:05 am
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

where do i submit my application to replace him in the club?



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2011 10:04 am
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

There are plenty of other "never missed a super bowl" members who have died.  Where are they being honored?  Just because they werent on TV doesnt mean they didnt exist.  What a waste of an article.  Sorry he died, but "com'on, MAAAN!



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:49 am
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

Anybody that would plan their wedding on SB weekend deserves to have noone show up. Those incosiderate pricks! And as for funerals, well I am pretty sure I will not know who goes to mine or not, but if they had a chance to go to the SB instead thne more power to them!



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2011 9:47 am
 

Bob Cook of Never Miss a Super Bowl club dies

Relax, buckeye.  You know nothing about the guy.


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