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XFL Rules Creator Dissects USFL Rulebook, “Real” USFL v. USFL Lawsuit Update Via Michael Cohen

Friend of the show Sam Schwartzstein, the creator and author of the XFL rulebook returns to the program to do a deep-dive into the pros and cons of the rules announced in the newly released USFL rulebook. The USFL borrows many of their rule changes from former spring and alternative football leagues including the AAF and of course the XFL. Sam discusses the pros and cons of these rule changes, why he did or didn’t include them in the 2020 version of the XFL and what might or might not be unintended consequences of using the combination of rules the league chose.

We also get a “real” USFL v. USFL lawsuit update from Michael Cohen, trademark and IP lawyer out of Beverly Hills. The case is moving towards an initial hearing on the 18th, the week following the USFL kickoff in Birmingham. Michael updates us on the latest, sets expectations for timelines and even has some insights into the judge who will be hearing the case, fascinating stuff.

We’re also joined by TSN’s Jim Mullin, President of Football Canada who discusses the CFL’s off-season marketing woes, talks of 4-down football, BC Lions and more. We also have player interviews with former CFL’er Greg Peach as well as Sergio Castillo who just won a Grey Cup with Winnipeg and who recently signed aboard Edmonton for their 2022 season.

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The Markcast® is a sports-centric podcast hosted by Reid Johnson, covering news and opinions related to the CFL, XFL, USFL and other "alt-football" leagues outside the NFL.

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