CougarCast: BYU Sports
By Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh
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Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh chat about BYU Sports.
||BYU’s NFL Draft Problem with Andrew George||Tosh and Keith are joined this week by the last man to ever touch a football in a BYU victory over Utah, Andrew George! He discussed ...||5/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Cougarettes Conspiracies and Bronco Mendenhall: Hype Man||Tosh and Keith are back and discussing the Cougarettes National Championship dominance. Plus, Bronco Mendenhall doesn't seem like he would be the King of Hype, ...||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Three-Man Weave: Ole Miss 94 BYU 90 Postgame||Keith is joined by fellow Vanquish The Foe writers, Steve Pierce (@PostJimmer) and Jake Welch (@BYUAllBlue) in the Three-Man Weave to discuss the meltdown that ...||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Hoops: A weird, but fun season, Haws/Collinsworth greatness, and new facilities||Keith and Tosh discuss the importance of a balanced lineup, how will Haws and Collinsworth be viewed in the future, and what they are most ...||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Football’s National Signing Day, Nick Howell, and Accountability||Tosh and Keith discuss the off season happenings of BYU Football including National Signing Day, Nick Howell's demotion, and Keith wonders, "When is Bronco going ...||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Women’s Volleyball: National Championship Game vs. #5 Penn State||Keith discusses the magical run of the BYU Women's Volleyball team with Kevin Kennedy, managing editor of VanquishTheFoe.com. Kevin has been writing about this team ...||12/20/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Miami Beach Bowl: BYU vs. Memphis||Tosh and Keith discuss the Cougars vs. the Tigers matchup at the Miami Beach Bowl.They preview the game by P.M.A. and the meaning of low ...||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Hoops: vs. Stanford||Keith and Tosh discuss Saturday matchup against Chasson Randle and the Stanford Cardinal at the Marriott Center.Plus the cover the topics of replacing Tyler Haws, ...||12/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Hoops: vs. #13 Utah, @ Weber State||Keith and Tosh look anxiously at the big matchup against the 13th ranked University of Utah in the Marriott Center. Plus, they dive into BYU's ...||12/9/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Football: Christian Stewart!, Taysom’s future, and the opponent for Miami Beach Bowl||Tosh and Keith take time to reflect on the victory at Cal, Christian Stewart's 7 brilliant starts, a future with Taysom Hill leaves fan uneasy, ...||12/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Hoops: Win over Utah State, bring on the Rainbow Warriors!||Keith and Tosh discuss the disappointing losses at the Maui Invitational, the big win in Logan, and a look at the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.||12/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||BYU Hoops at Maui Invitational: vs. San Diego State||Keith and Tosh discuss the great opportunity that BYU Hoops has in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The first game is against the highly ranked ...||11/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week 11: vs. Savannah State||Tosh and Keith discuss BYU's matchup with the worst team BYU Football have ever played in its history, the Savannah State Tigers.||11/19/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week 10: vs. UNLV||Tosh and Keith discuss BYU's matchup with UNLV this weekend. They talk about the Rebels one strength (passing), a forgetful Bronco Mendenhall, and read some ...||11/12/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||2014-15 BYU Hoops Preview||The sound of squeaky shoes can be heard again!Keith and Tosh are here to preview the roster, schedules, strengths and challenges that will face to ...||11/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week 9: @ Middle Tennessee State||Keith is in a dark place. Ohh boy...||10/29/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week 8: @ Boise State (plus, Fire Bronco? Howell? Anae?)||Tosh and Keith have an in depth look at whether fans are being fair or not as they call for the firing of Bronco Mendenhall, ...||10/21/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week 7: vs. Nevada||Tosh and Keith preview the game against the Nevada Wolfpack.||10/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||Week 6: @ UCF||Tosh and Keith are reeling after the Utah State loss. They look forward to the Cougars matchup against Central Florida.||10/6/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
CougarCast is amazing!
This podcast is awesome. I just can't quit smiling while I'm listening to this!
Informative, humorous, a good listen.
Amazing, refreshing, dynamic analysis of BYU Football and Basketball
As a busy BYU alumnus in medical school I don't have much time to watch BYU football or basketball. And when I did (before Cougar Cast) I felt like it wasn't a complete experience because I didn't understand the context of the game (who was injured, what type of offense they were running, who I should watch for on the other team).
Then I discovered Cougar Cast. I stumbled upon it shortly after it began. Keith and Tosh's in depth analysis of the each game fill the gaps I described. Throughout both football and basketball seasons I now feel completely connected to what's happening, even when I can't watch. And when I do get to watch I feel like I actually know what the game means in the context of the rest of the season.
But this is way more than just a catch-up podcast for those of us who can't watch the games. Keith and Tosh are both very skilled at their analysis and are fun to listen to. They are very different in their perspectives, too. I will stand by the descriptions I gave them in my first review of this podcast - Tosh is the eager-beaver optimist and Keith is the florid pessimist (realist?) ;-). Together their contrasting views provide for dynamic and lively discussion, and an original, refreshing perspective.
One last thing. Keith is a DATA POWERHOUSE! Aside from most ESPN commentators, I haven't ever listened to anyone who has a better command of the facts and stats to back up his arguments and views. Unlike some whiny BYU fans, whose complaints are colored only by their flawed perspective of the last game or two, Keith knows the little details but also takes time to step back and look at the big picture. Greg Wrubell protégé?
I've loved CougarCast. I recommend it to any BYU fan, whether you never miss a game or your schedule only allows occasional indulgence.