Referee assignments, preseason week 2

Carl Cheffers leads his crew in a Thursday night ESPN game. Three officials will audition for a potential future promotion to the referee position. (Originally, we had this listed for last week, but we are receiving further information that it will occur this week.) All times Eastern. Live games on

3 officials audition for referee position

Football Zebras exclusive Updated Aug. 13, 2014 The NFL will audition three officials at the referee position this week in the second preseason week.  Three current NFL officials will don the white hat for at least one preseason game where the NFL will scout them as potential future referees.  Last year, the

Images of Super Bowl XLVII

Here is a photo gallery from Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. All photos are courtesy of the teams' and league's photographers. Click on any image to enlarge and view the slideshow.

To flag or not to flag? Pereira and Daopoulos try to answer the question

Pereira and Daopoulos break down Super Bowl XLVII Did the Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith hold the San Francisco 49ers Michael Crabtree on that last gasp fourth and goal?  Did Crabtree push-off of Smith?  Were the officials correct in not throwing a flag on either player?  Two former NFL officials and officiating

Super Bowl live blog: Ravens vs. 49ers

Super Bowl XLVII We will be live blogging the calls and rules interpretations from Super Bowl XLVII. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by

It never was about black or white, but whether stripes were earned fairly

Controversy not about Jerome Boger, but about broken system Special report: Super Bowl XLVII assignment controversy The NFL is defending its referee assignment system that many of its referees find is broken. "Jerome Boger was the number one rated official in 2012, and is here because he deserves to be here and for