Your mascot jumps around and claps. BYU’s Cosmo the Cougar straps on rollerblades and backflips off a giant ramp

October 13, 2020

It’s gotta be tough to be a college football mascot right now. Usually fueled by tens of thousands of hammered co-eds howling at the proverbial moon every Saturday afternoon, the Brutuses, Alberts, and Bevos of the world have been forced to entertain themselves this season. No more fight songs or drumlines or taunting opponents with a stadium full of backup. Just sadness, loneliness, quiet.

But while your mascot weeps silently into the water cooler, BYU’s Cosmo the Cougar has taken matters into his own hands, er, paws. Forced to go to even greater lengths to satisfy his insatiable need for adrenaline (and speed, also speed), Cosmo set up a halftime stunt that would give Sir Evil Knievel the butterflies, combining rollerblades, a rickety wooden runway, and a giant launch ramp. Ladies and gentleman, let's get nuts.

Hide your kids, hide your wife it’s a freakin huckfest out there in Provo. Not that it’s anything new for Cosmo, who may or may not be a professional stuntman living in a trailer on the back of campus, working on his ‘69 Mustang when he’s not busy turning himself into a human bowling ball in a cat suit.

You think we’re kidding, but we’re not.

So props to Cosmo for instantly leaping to (and off) the top of the college football mascot pyramid. It’s well earned. That said, this isn’t even the scariest cougar-centric video out of Utah this week. Not even close.