Cougar Corner Blog
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Big Blue Bash
This post is all about BYU Football and Cougar greats, past and present. If you’re not a Cougar fan, there is no need to read any further! But if you are, you are in store for a great treat.
Every year (for the past 4 years) 2 weeks before the season begins the SLC chapter of the Cougar Club puts on a big event called the Big Blue Bash. It is an awesome event. They have light refreshments and invite past and current Cougars to sign autographs and speak. Sara and I have gone for the last 3 years and talked to such greats as: Bryan Kehl, Eric Drage, Coach Lamb, Max Hall, Austin Collie, Reno Mahe, and many more. This year they had Scott Johnson, Andrew George, Coach Anae, and Ty Detmer.
For those of you who have read my personal history, you know that my surgeries and difficulties were during the days that Ty Detmer played, and the team made such a fantastic effort to reach out to me and make me feel a part of them. I will never forget it. As such, Ty Detmer has become something of a hero/icon to me, and it was a special treat to meet him again and talk to him, even just a little bit, about those days.
The guys had some great thing to talk about this time, and we really enjoyed our time there. Without further ado then, here is the media…
The Big Blue Bash, put on by the SLC Cougar Club
Andrew George #88 signing autographs, he was tied for 2nd on the team in touchdowns last year with 6
Ty Detmer signing autographs
Me, Sara, Ty
Me, Scott Johnson, Sara
Sara gets scolded by Coach Anae for audibling out of a running play
This is the new shirt I got for the event, I think it’s wicked awesome!
They usually have items that you can bid on while you’re there, for example this poster was autographed by Michael Reed, Bryan Kehl, David Nixon, and Sete Aulai. Sara had to have it, and we got it really cheap!
If you’ve never gone before, I urge you to go! To give you a little taste of what it’s like I have a few video clips from the speakers…
This is Andrew George telling a few humorous stories
Scott Johnson tells responds to Andrew George’s story
Greg Wrubell introduces Ty Detmer and tells a story about him
Ty Detmer talks a little about his time at BYU and in the NFL.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Rivalry Week, cont…
A lot of people don’t understand the rivalry between Brigham Young University (BYU) and the University of Utah. This is an extremely hard fought game between the successful, intelligent and beautiful BYU Cougars and their redneck cousin’s who couldn’t get into a private school.
In order to show the differences between the two schools I have taken two pictures which I feel fairly contrasts the two schools.
It’s the start of Rivalry Week, so in honor of that, I thought I would post a few pictures.
Rivalry Week Videos
As you can tell, I enjoy the rivalry we Brigham Young fans have with the University of Utah. What I really enjoy is that there are two teams who lay it all out on the line on a Saturday afternoon.
Rivalry week should be fun natured competition, and even a few light hearted pranks, as evidenced in this video:
Ultimately it’s decided on the field, so here’s a video from the 2000 season, LaVells last miracle.
and from the 2006 BYU/Utah game (though it starts with the end of the 2005 game).
And last year’s game…
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Dwight Schrute -- Fully Invested
Dwight Schrute is fully invested, are you?
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Friday, August 22, 2008
CougarCorner Prediction Game Back on
We have decided to run the CougarCorner Prediction Challange again this year after our success last year. If you didn't get a chance to participate this year, sign up to do so this year!
Here's the official announcement:
For all true BYU fans, the Cougar Prediction game is up and running... Many of you played last year, I think we need to double that amount this year.
The game is all setup and ready for you to begin making your predictions. I'm still working on some updates to make it a little more user-friendly and pretty, but everything is in place to get started, so you might as well start.
The game is here, http://www.cougarcorner.com
For those of you who have not played before, here are some simple instructions: http://www.cougarcorner.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=39
You will want to make sure that you set the Prediction Group as <some group name> if you want to play with a particular group of friends.
I look forward to seeing people actually have to stand behind their predictions!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Big Blue Bash Videos
My wife and I attended the Big Blue Bash this last weekend. It's a great opportunity to meet with some of the current players, and some greats from yester-year.
This year, they had Brandon Doman, Setema Gali, Reno Mahe, Austin Collie, and Max Hall. Rather than talk about it, I'll let you see what these men had to say...
Setema Gali talks about LaVell's last year and the upcoming season.
More from Setema Gali...
Brandon Doman talks about his experiences, both as a player, and now as a coach.
Austin Collie (this one is short, but his comments are continued later...)
Austin Collie continues his remarks, talking now about his decision to serve an LDS Mission, and then the choice he had to make about returning to BYU or choosing another school.
Max Hall ends the night with his comments on the upcoming season, and the difference at BYU.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Adding North Score Board
BYU is hard at working adding the new North endzone scoreboard. You can see their progress here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Bryan Kehl - Shinning in Spotlight
Although it comes as no surprise to BYU fans, Bryan Kehl is really making a name for himself at the NFL Combine. Kehl has been a fan favorite for years while racking up awards and accolades at BYU, but now NFL fans are seeing what he has to offer.
Kehl has found himself as a top performer in 40-yard dash | Bench press | Vertical jump | Broad jump | 3-cone drill | 20-yard shuttle.
See his profile here: [link] nfl.com
DirecTV Picks Up the MTN
It's official. After years of waiting, working the phones and email, we, as fans, finally got through to DirecTV and made them realize it was worth it to them to carry the MTN. Terms of the agreement stated that DirecTV would begin to carry the MTN no later than Sept. 1st, 2008. Just in time for football!
I want to thank all the readers who utilized the auto-generated email to the MTN. Every little bit helped in making this happen.
For me, I am already a subscriber to DirecTV, so I look forward to receiving the MTN. Rumor is that the channel will be available to subscribers in the MWC footprint in a basic package, and to outsiders in the sports tier. However, nothing is official about channel and package.