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USFL to Birmingham? XFL’s Pollack Out? | The Markcast Episode 62 – Cody Fajardo: The Man in Black?

CFL, USFL AND USFL news this week on a truly “jam-packed” show.

Jeffrey Pollack is out as president and CEO of the XFL, the USFL is potentially setting up shop in Birmingham, Alabama and we have all your CFL week 11 news to cover as well.

Dave Campbell, colour analyst for the Edmonton Elks joins us to figure out what the HECK is going on with the quarterback position in Edmonton. Trevor Harris is out, Taylor Cornelius (cough cough a former XFL quarterback) and Dakota Prukop will both dress as QB 1 and 2 for their game Friday against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Dave and Reid try to make sense of the mess in Edmonton and what they can possibly do to turn their season around.

Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator and 900CHML stops by on the Hamilton Ticats “bye” week to chat Grey Cup standings, Toronto attendance issues (yes it’s still worth talking about) and who he seems leading the East headed into CFL week 11. Gemma Karstens-Smith of the Canadian Press also makes an appearance to talk about America’s CFL team the BC Lions who will be facing the Calgary Stampeders at home this Saturday with Reid and Dorothy of The Markcast in attendance. Will the “bye” week help the Lions? What will the team do without Lucky Whitehead?? We discuss.

Finally Dylan Smith of Yellowhammer News graciously comes on the show to go in detail about his latest report on the USFL setting up a “bubble season” in Birmingham, Alabama with FOX Sports leading the charge. Where “Has Brian Woods name been brought up?” “Where is the money coming from?” “Where did the TV numbers come from?” “How long has this been in motion?” “Who owns the USFL trademarks now?” These questions and more asked and answered.

If that wasn’t enough, Ben Fischer from the Sports Business Journal reports that the XFL is parting ways with league President & CEO Jeffrey Pollack, effective immediately. What does that mean for the other alternative-football league, when will we see an announcement of the forever rumored “Chief Football Officer”? We discuss and break it all down.

Plus we have our big 1500 subscriber giveaway announcement, we chat Rod Black’s retirement, Hamilton hosting the 2021 AND 2023 Grey Cups, Jake Maier testing for the big “C”, Vernon Adams Jr.’s injury, the potential of Nick Arbuckle being traded, CFL TV ratings and attendance numbers, and even some FAN CONTROLLED FOOTBALL NEWS BABY for those still keeping up!

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