NFL and CFL continue officiating partnership

http://gty.im/641513974 The Canadian Football League and the NFL will continue to exchange officials in the early part of the CFL season and the NFL preseason. This is the third year of the NFL-CFL officiating exchange program. NFL officials will go north of the border in the summer and call games in the first

Centralized replay could take active role in ejecting, un-ejecting players next year

Embed from Getty Images Look for the NFL centralized replay, under senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron, to take a more active role in ejecting and un-ejecting players in the 2018 season. Update: NFL owners voted on the proposal in Atlanta and was passed on May 22. The idea of un-ejecting a

Happy New Year, NFL referee style

Embed from Getty Images   There is no crystal ball drop. The year doesn't switch. There are  no confetti guns. But for NFL officials, May 15 is a New Years celebration.   This year's off-season was a little different, as this was the first one that featured full-time officials. Those full timers participated in

Former side judge Dean Look honored by the NFL officials union

  The NFL Referees Association, the union for the NFL's officials, has recognized former side judge Dean Look as its 2018 Honoree. The Honoree Award recognizes an official for an outstanding career and service to the union. The NFLRA is honoring Look this weekend at its annual meeting and banquet.  Before officiating, Look played

Competition Committee proposes change to catch and replay rules (with video examples)

http://gty.im/915747282 The NFL Competition Committee is considering several rule changes, first reported by Mark Maske of the Washington Post, that would change how instant replay impacts the game. The committee will formally announce it's proposals Friday. NFL owners will meet in April to formally vote on the rule changes. 24 out of 32 owners

American Athletic and Atlantic Coast Conferences form college officiating partnership

The American Athletic Conference announced that it will form an officiating alliance with the Atlantic Coast Conference effective for the 2018 season. In light of the changes, American Athletic Conference supervisor Terry McAulay will be out of a job. McAulay has been supervisor of officials for 10 years, beginning with the

NFL promotes 2 second-generation referees: Shawn Hochuli and Alex Kemp

  Fathers have passed the NFL white hat to the sons, one directly and one posthumously. As Football Zebras noted last month, Alex Kemp seemed to be the frontrunner to be promoted to referee upon the retirement of Jeff Triplette. We also noted that back judge Shawn Hochuli was in the mix,