Football Zebras celebrates 10 years

Somewhere in the middle of the 2008 season there was a call that challenged the interpretation of the rules. I was looking to verify my understanding, but everywhere I turned the play was through the lens of the team. It was the right call, even though it was controversial. It

Wayback machine: When Walt Coleman entered the league in 1989

Walt Coleman worked his first NFL game as a line judge on September 10, 1989, between the Bears and Bengals. Mike Ditka and Sam Wyche were the coaches on the sideline. The future head of officiating Jerry Seeman was the referee. The head of officiating that season was Art McNally,

Saints unable to run clock after no-call pass interference

NFC Championship: Rams at Saints "For a call like that not to be made, man, it's just hard to swallow." Saints coach Sean Payton addressed reporters having gotten off the phone with senior vice-president of officiating Al Riveron. According to Payton, Riveron had already admitted a key play in the waning minutes