Super Bowl XLVII
We will be live blogging the calls and rules interpretations from Super Bowl XLVII. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.)
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Today’s crew is headed by Jerome Boger. The full crew list is at the bottom of this post.
Washington at N.Y. Giants
Jay Glazer is reporting on Fox NFL Sunday that Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $ 36,000 for a hit on Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro from behind that was far away from the play. The fine was more than the minimum because of Beckham’s repeat offender status, which was largely established the last time Beckham faced safety Josh Norman in last year’s game against the Panthers. Norman is now playing for Washington, and matches up against Beckham today.
Because of the escalated fine, Beckham’s history puts him on track to receive a suspension for any infractions this season. This is not an automatic, but usually a player gets some cushion from infractions in past seasons. Without that cushion, Beckham runs the risk of getting another suspension, much like his post-Norman entanglement last season.
SJ Jonah Monroe and LJ Tom Stephan — covering opposite sidelines — were assigned to last year’s game with the Beckham-Norman extra-curriculars, and the crew was criticized for not ejecting at least one of the combatants at various stages of the game. Referee John Hussey met with both players prior to the game to establish a zero-tolerance policy for this type of action today.
- R 35 John Hussey heads McAulay’s crew (WAS-NYG)
- U 124 Carl Paganelli* to Tobert’s crew (SD-IND)
- LJ 90 Mike Spanier* to Corrente’s crew (OAK-TEN)
- FJ 95 James Coleman* to Vinovich’s crew as SJ (NYJ-KC)
- SJ 89 Jon Lucivansky* to Parry’s crew (DET-GB)
*Swing officials that are moved between crews each week.
|R||23||Jerome Boger||9||Boger||Morehouse College||commercial insurance underwriter|
|U||76||Darrell Jenkins||11||Morelli||San Jose State||retired|
|HL||22||Steve Stelljes||11||Anderson||Friends||business planning manager|
|LJ||18||Byron Boston||18||Anderson||Austin||tax consultant|
|FJ||4||Craig Wrolstad||10||Hochuli||Washington||athletic director|
|SJ||73||Joe Larrew||11||Boger||St Louis||attorney|
|BJ||105||Dino Paganelli||7||Steratore||Aquinas College||educator|