CougarCast: BYU Sports
By Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh
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Keith Shirts and Tosh Macintosh chat about BYU Sports.
||2015-16 BYU Basketball preview||Keith and Tosh discuss the deep and balanced roster for the BYU Basketball team. Potentially troubling games. Predictions for the season. Plus, they break down ...||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 10: BYU vs. Missouri||Tosh and Keith discuss Saturday's matchup between Mizzou and BYU. Can BYU's offense score on Missouri's defense? Can Missouri's offense score on BYU's defense? The ...||11/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 9: BYU @ San Jose State||Tosh and Keith discuss the revenge game against the Spartans, Robert Anae to Hawaii?, and the terrorizing threat of "George Q." Cannon.||11/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 8: BYU vs. Wagner||Tosh and Keith are reunited to discuss the epic clash between the Brigham Young University Cougars and the Wagner College Seahawks.||10/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015 Boomshakalaka!||Keith and Tosh break down what to expect at the 2015 Boomshakalaka BYU Hoops event. Who do we think will win the dunk contest? Plus, ...||10/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 7: BYU vs. Cincinnati||There is going to be a shootout in Provo. Can the Cougars outduel the Bearcats? Keith tries to answer this important question.||10/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 6: BYU vs. East Carolina||Keith flies solo to preview the matchup between the Pirates and the Cougars.||10/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 5: BYU vs. UConn||Tosh and Keith discuss their recovery from the Michigan slaughter. Using Huey Lewis to mend wounds. A pesky UConn squad. Reasons to be optimistic and ...||10/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 4: #22 BYU @ Michigan||Tosh and Keith discuss the BYU Cougars trip to Ann Arbor to play the Michigan Wolverines.||9/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 3: #19 BYU @ #10 UCLA||Tosh and Keith discuss the Mangum Miracles! Takeaways from the upset of Boise State. A look at Josh Rosen and the UCLA Bruins. Plus, Ten ...||9/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 2: BYU vs. #20 Boise State||Tosh and Keith give their impressions and memories from the "Mangum Miracle at Memorial." A look into the terrific Boise State football team. Give their ...||9/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Football Week 1: BYU @ Nebraska Cornhuskers||Tosh and Keith discuss the opening game of the 2015 BYU Football season against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In this podcast you will learn about key ...||9/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||2015 BYU Football Season Preview||Tosh and Keith are back! 2015 sees the Cougars playing a difficult schedule. The guys are here to let you know just how difficult it ...||8/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||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|
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.