The Markcast

The Markcast

A sports-centric podcast, hosted by Paul Sanchez and Reid Johnson, covering news and opinions related to the CFL, XFL and other "alt-football" leagues outside the NFL.

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January 21, 2022 92 min
The USFL has officially announced TWO more of their head coaches for the 2022 season, we have interviews with former USFL QB Mike Hohensee and Calgary Stampeders offensive lineman Derek Dennis, PLUS we have a new feud in the world of alternative football coverage by way of Colin Cowherd and The Herd program!

Via The Herd, the USFL has announced Skip Holtz as the USFL Birmingham Stallions head coach and Kirby Wilson as the USFL Pitts...
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Is the XFL at “ground level” when it comes to planning for their 2023 season? XFL and USFL scouts are making the rounds, Lucky Whitehead from the BC Lions, Danny Austin from the Calgary Sun & Herald plus USFL historian and author Paul Reeths join the show!
 
In his recent podcast “Go Long”, Jim Monos the Senior Director of Football Operations spoke about the XFL being at “ground level” moving into the 2023 season, should fans be ...
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We’re talking about the USFL head coach announcements, USFL Training Camps, the USFL “draft” and USFL training camps on this week’s episode of The Markcast. PLUS does the XFL have international plans for expansion? We tackle that question and catch up with CFL Montreal Alouettes star Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.

FOX Sports and the USFL have officially announced 4 of their 8 head coaches. We break down the announcement, who was left ...
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December 31, 2021 124 min
It's the holiday CROSSOVER event of the year! XFL and CFL News Hub editor Mark Perry joins us on the show to run down the latest CFL, XFL and USFL news.
 
Mark Perry makes his long-awaited appearance on The Markcast to answer YOUR XFL, CFL and USFL questions and to predict what will happen for all three of the leagues heading in 2022 and beyond. Where will the XFL 2022 home cities be and what will the teams be called? What XFL te...
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December 24, 2021 103 min
The Rock has officially broken Twitter by leaking that the XFL will be announcing “new teams, new cities” in the next 1-2 months on CNBC’s TechCheck and we have XFL insider Mike Mitchell to answer all of your XFL, USFL and CFL questions on a LOADED show.

XFL NewsHub’s XFL insider Mike Mitchell joins us for a return appearance breaking down all of the latest XFL rumors, the USFL TV deals, fallout from the CFL 2021 season and more! Wi...
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We’re talking new USFL TV deals, Grey Cup fallout, the CFL 2022 schedule and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ celebration on this week’s episode of The Markcast. Tom Mayenknecht of The Sport Market (@TheSportMarket), Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun all make return appearances!

The 2022 CFL schedule is here! We break down the latest with CFL Hall of Fame reporter Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Blue Bomber...
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December 12, 2021 102 min
We're going LIVE from The George Hamilton Restaurant and Brewery in downtown Hamilton in preparation of the 2021 108th Grey Cup game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Hamilton Ticats.

On Saturday December 11th from 3pm - 4:30pm EST (12pm - 1:30p PST), we will be hosting our live CFL podcast previewing big match up and breaking down the game with some of your favorite past CFL media personalities who've appeared on ou...
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December 9, 2021 55 min
It’s a BONUS episode of The Markcast!

We have USFL chatter, a The Spring League lawsuit update and a CFL Grey Cup 108 preview as we head north to Hamilton to cover the Grey Cup.

How will the NEW USFL make money playing all their season 1 games in Birmingham? That’s the question on our (as well as everyone else’s) mind and we’re brining on Jeff Edelstein of US Bets and Sports Handle to talk about it. Is sports betting the solution to ...
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December 3, 2021 141 min
The XFL has leaked their kickoff date, The Spring League (and current USFL management) is being sued and we are previewing the CFL East and West Division Finals on this loaded episode of The Markcast.

Dany Garcia via Instagram has again leaked juicy details about the XFL’s 2023 return to the field. This time we have a proposed kickoff date, and dates for player combines (in June) as well as training camps in January of 2023. We brea...
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November 26, 2021 116 min
The USFL unveiled their team names/team logos and announced their 2022 USFL “host cities” this week and we are breaking down, ranking and analyzing all details. PLUS we are previewing CFL week 17 preview and talking all about the impending semi-finals featuring the Montreal Alouettes at Hamilton facing the Ticats and the Calgary Stampeders traveling to take on the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The USFL 2022 team logos are here and we ha...
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November 19, 2021 139 min
FOX Sports has officially announced the 2022 USFL launch and we have all the latest details including USFL league ownership, management and more. Prolific USFL author Jeff Pearlman joins us to break down the announcement and to give his thoughts and expertise as someone who documented the original USFL through his book - “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL”. We break down the FOX Sports USFL press re...
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November 12, 2021 116 min
The XFL officially hires their league president and executive staff, plus we are previewing week 15 of the CFL with Dan Ralph, Chris Edwards and Adam Gosse.

USFL news will most likely be coming NEXT week as we breakdown the latest XFL hires from Russ Brandon, to Janet Dutch, Jay Rothman, Doug Whaley and more. What will the former president of the Buffalo Bills or a former executive producer of Monday Night Football mean to the 2023 ...
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The USFL moves to make their official announcement about a 2022 season and we’re previewing week 14 of the CFL season with Sean Bowen, Simon Tsalikis and Ethan Ready.

Sean Bowen, Toronto Argonauts digital/in stadium host joins us to run down the teams moves heading into the East finals. The Toronto Argonauts are leading the East under the helm of McLeod Bethel Thompson and Sean Bowen talks about the excitement in the GTA surrounding...
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CFL, USFL and XFL updates this week on your (hopefully) favorite weekly alt-football show!

The USFL 2.0 Spring 2022 kickoff in Birmingham is a GO, Dany Garcia and Gerry Cardinale address the XFL’s future timeline and we preview CFL week 13 with Natey Adjei, Rob Vanstone and Paul McCallum.

CFL Toronto Argonauts colour commentator Natey Adjei joins us to preview CFL week 13 with a BC Lions vs. Toronto Argonauts preview. We also discuss...
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October 21, 2021 137 min
The USFL 2022 kickoff date? Potential TV partners to air 2022 USFL games and a CFL week 12 preview with Pat Steinberg, Bob McGregor and Josh Burton, this episode truly has it all!

Pat Steinberg of CFL.ca joins us to give his thoughts on the 2021 CFL season so far and to preview this weekend’s match-ups with the Toronto Argonauts traveling to Montreal to face the Alouettes, the Ottawa REDBLACKS going up against the Hamilton Ticats, A...
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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 ...
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October 8, 2021 122 min
Jeff Hamilton, Chris Walby and Matt Baker join us to preview week 10 of CFL football action. The Edmonton Elks organization is having the worst week ever (it’s not even close), and Jeff Hamilton gives his thoughts on the recent Eddie Steele firing from 630CHED and the Brock Sunderland drama involving recent personnel releases and locker room decisions. We also cover the Kenny Lawler Winnipeg Blue Bomber suspension and the other lat...
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October 1, 2021 97 min
Dustin Nielson, Reid Wilkins and Steve Milton join us to preview and chat about week 9 of the CFL as we are HALFWAY through the season, if you can believe it!!! Reid co-host of The Markcast has laid down the gauntlet to CFL Hall of Famer and friend of the show Milt Stegall in a social media avatar vs. social media avatar challenge between the winner of the BC Lions and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

We’re joined by TSN1260’s Dustin N...
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It’s a CFL week 8 preview show with Darrell Davis and Sean Campbell rehashing the horrendous showing from the Ottawa REDBLACKS hosting the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Wednesday night. CFL fans are becoming upset about the lack of offense and excitement in the recent weeks of CFL gameplay and we try to figure out why.

Canadian Hall of Fame report Darrell Davis and Sean Campbell of TSN690 and Play by Play announcer of the Montreal Alouette...
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**Note from Paul: The BC Lions are NOT America's CFL team.**

Milt Stegall, Mike Hogan and Guilio Caravatta join us to preview week 7 of the CFL! Milt Stegall a CFL Hall of Fame and legend gives his thoughts on the CFL season thus far break’s down this weekend’s matchup of games including the Stampeders taking on the (now sans Dane Evans) Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Toronto Argonauts heading to Saskatchewan to take on the reeling Ro...
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