The Ada Evening News of Ada, Okla., has a story on resident headlinesman Derick Bowers, who officiated Super Bowl XLIII. He provides an interesting read on the off-the-field work of an NFL official and about his officiating career.
As for the Big Game, Bowers offered this assessment:
â€œWe were pleased with how it went,â€ Bowers recalled. â€œWeâ€™re only human. There are times when weâ€™ll miss some (calls).
â€œThere were some penalties we probably shouldnâ€™t have called that we did and some that could have called that we didnâ€™t,â€ he added, â€œbut overall I think it went pretty well.â€
Bowers worked with referee John Parry’s crew. He was the only member of that crew selected to this year’s Super Bowl.