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Super Bowl LIII liveblog: Patriots vs. Rams

Follow us here and through the game for our live coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. This will conclude our coverage of our 10th full season at Football Zebras.

John Parry is the referee for Super Bowl LIII. His all-star crew includes:

      Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation Prev. Playoff Prev. SB
R 132 John Parry 19   Purdue financial advisor* 2 WC, 7 DIV, 1 CC XLI, XLVI
U 11 Fred Bryan 10 Martin Northern Iowa superintendent, juvenile correctional facility* 3 WC, 2 DIV, 1 CC  
DJ 134 Ed Camp 19 Hochuli William Paterson physical education teacher* 4 WC, 5 DIV, 1 CC  
LJ 32 Jeff Bergman 27 Kemp Robert Morris president and chief executive officer, medical services* 8 WC, 8 DIV, 3 CC XXXI
FJ 33 Steve Zimmer 22 Allen Hofstra attorney 7 WC, 8 DIV, 4 CC XL
SJ 103 Eugene Hall 5 Cheffers North Texas federal agent 3 WC, 1 DIV, 1 CC  
BJ 111 Terrence Miles 11 Allen Arizona State quality control manager* 2 WC, 3 DIV 1 CC XLIX
ALT R Ron Torbert 9   Michigan State attorney 3 WC, 4 DIV  
ALT U Mark Pellis 5 Parry Allegheny financial advisor 1 WC, 1 DIV  
ALT LoS Tom Stephan (DJ) 20 Anderson Pittsburg State president and CEO 4 WC, 1 DIV, 1 CC  
ALT Deep Michael Banks (SJ) 17 Parry Illinois State carpenter foreman 4 WC, 4 DIV XLIII
ALT BJ Rich Martinez 5 Hochuli Canisius sales manager 1 WC  
  • Replay official: Jim Lapetina
  • Replay assistant: Chad Adams
  • Game supervisor: Gary Slaughter

Graphic: Chad Young for Football Zebras, Diamond Images/Getty Images, Atlanta Falcons


 


3 thoughts on “Super Bowl LIII liveblog: Patriots vs. Rams

  1. Let’s not get carried away in your praise of the officials.

    They let a play occur when they flagged a false start. They missed the catch by Woods … and then the moron in the NYC office “confirmed” the bad call. Whitworth lined up in the backfield at least 3 times. There was a phantom holding against the Rams center which negated a huge run by Gurley, and the Rams could not afford to be taken off track. And … the call on Robey Coleman for unnecessary roughness in the first quarter was ridiculous.

    The crew did an acceptable job. But, there were some lapses.

    And, why was Belichick so hot at the guys on the sideline at the end of the game on the last Patriots drive? Belichick is not a every play whiner – a la Marv Levy or Don Shula. He only complains when he thinks something is very wrong and if he loses his cool in that manner … there was a bad mistake made by the officials. My suspicion is he felt the officials coached McVay on declining the penalties.

  2. Knowledge – you obviously don’t know what you are talking about and only stirring up trouble. Go ahead if it makes you feel better.

  3. There are those that will complain about anything and everything.

    I barely noticed the refs. My only question was the defenseless receiver call, but I can see that going both ways.

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