NFL takes a hit after four referee retirements

Embed from Getty Images Every generation of NFL officiating gives way to the next. This past offseason, we saw, very quickly and dramatically, one generation give way to the next. Referees Ed Hochuli, Gene Steratore, Terry McAulay and Jeff Triplette represent 88-years of experience at the referee position. That is 88-years

NFL has several options for Steratore’s replacement

NFL officiating was center stage last week as two of its top referees, Terry McAulay and Gene Steratore, abruptly announced their retirement from the field in order to become rules analysts on network TV. At the end of the 2017 season, Jeff Triplette and Ed Hochuli retired. This is the first

Terry McAulay quits NFL for NBC

In a monumentally stunning move, NFL referee Terry McAulay, arguably the best referee on the NFL roster, has retired, as announced by senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron. https://twitter.com/alriveron/status/1009814475652894721 Multiple sources tell Football Zebras that McAulay will likely join Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth in the NBC booth as a rules analyst for

Father’s Day crews

  One of the fun parts of being a dad is when a child wants to join the dad in an activity or hobby, or just wants to spend time together. I'm sure NFL officials are happy when their kids want to take up officiating. That happiness and pride, I'm sure,

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