Throwback to the 1992 playoffs: Referee Dale Hamer roughed up and gained respect from John Madden

It is always good to get a playoff assignment, and after the 1992 season, referee Dale Hamer was assigned to the Philadelphia Eagles - New Orleans Saints wild card game in New Orleans. Officials want to get in and get out without any recognition, but when John Madden is giving praise

NFL should run far away from reviewable roughing the passer rule proposal

The NFL will reportedly consider changing the rules to make roughing the passer a reviewable play for the 2021 NFL season. This appears to be a proposal submitted to the Competition Committee from one or more teams. It is a proposal that should send shivers down everyone's spine. Over the years, the

3 NFL officials have retired so far

Retiring officials sometimes leave their shoes on the field after their last game. Football Zebras has learned that officials Ruben Fowler, Tom Symonette and Bart Longson will not return to the National Football League in the 2021 season. Typically, the NFL does not announce why an official leaves the league, although

NFL announces closer officiating ties with select college conferences

The NFL announced Thursday that it is forming a closer officiating relationship with select college conferences to improve "the officiating pipeline." The goal is to share NFL mechanics, technology and resources with college partners, expand recruiting opportunities, provide more opportunities for women and minorities and strengthen officials' training. The Big Ten, Conference

Super Bowl LV photo gallery

Final one of the year! With thanks to team photographers and Getty Images, here is the Super Bowl LV crew on the field. From Getty Images: From team photographers: Sarah Thomas (Kansas City Chiefs)Rusty Baynes (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)Dino Paganelli (center) with James Coleman in the foreground (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).Sarah Thomas (Kansas City