The XFL has several experimental rules to add excitement, minimize the kicking game, and finish the game in under three hours. After watching bits and pieces of the first two weeks of XFL play, there are a few rules that I think could make it into the NFL.
Try for point
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) announced today that long-time referee John McDaid will leave the field and become the new coordinator of football officials for the SEC and Sun Belt Conference.
McDaid replaces Steve Shaw, who left the SEC to become college football's national coordinator.
In a news release, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey
Courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images, enjoy photos of NFL officials in Super Bowl LIV. Click on a photo to begin the gallery
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The centennial NFL season is in the books. Wasn't the Hall of Fame game like a month ago? As we bring the curtain down on Super Bowl LIV, here are six officiating observations.
1. Bill Vinovich ran a good coin toss
What is it this year with captains and coin tosses? San
As we get ready to enjoy Super Bowl LIV, here are six things I've noticed about the crew.
1. Experience counts
Since Super Bowl XXXIV in January 2000, this is only the sixth time where more than half of the crew had at least one prior Super Bowl under its belt. On
Check out the photo gallery featuring the Super Bowl LIV officiating crew. Many thanks to team photographers and Getty Images. Good luck to the crew and may no one talk about you after the game.
Walt Anderson, a two-time Super Bowl official and 24-year veteran, will leave the field to become an NFL senior vice president, according to Mike Sando of The Athletic.
Anderson will oversee officiating training and development. This position was negotiated as part of the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and
Two officials will end their career at today's Pro Bowl in Orlando. While Pro Bowl retirement games meant more when played in Hawaii, it will still be a special moment in Orlando this evening as umpire Jeff Rice and down judge Mike Spanier will work their final game.
Enjoy officials photos from the conference championship weekend. Thanks to team photographers and our friends at Getty Images. Click on a photo to begin the gallery.
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The crowds were excited and loud, but it was a pretty quiet weekend on the officiating front for Conference Championship weekend, thankfully.
But there are always things to observe and learn from the officials. Here are a few things I saw.
Even though the game is decided, it isn't over
John Hussey's crew