Category Archives: 2012

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Playoff assignment criteria a moving target

So what, exactly, is the criteria for an official to qualify for the Super Bowl? The NFL asserts, “that criteria has not changed since at least 2007,” but based on our prior reporting and confirmation with two officials, the criteria … Continue reading

Rule modifications for Pro Bowl

AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Sunday 7 p.m. (ET), NBC Ed Hochuli is the referee today for the annual all-star game from Honolulu. Packers coach Mike McCarthy (NFC) and Broncos coach John Fox (AFC) will be on the sidelines. The NFC will … Continue reading

Images of the Conference Championships

Pictures of the officials from the Conference Championship games as captured by team photographers. Click on any photo for an larger version and the slide show.  

Pereira: Officials ‘nailed’ NFC championship

Former officiating boss says officials got two critical calls correct Former NFL vice president for officiating and current Fox Sports officiating consultant Mike Pereira says Terry McAulay’s crew called a superb game on Sunday when the San Francisco 49ers beat … Continue reading

Live blog: Ravens at Patriots

Today’s crew is headed by Bill Leavy. We are live blogging the calls and the officials for the game. Continue reading

Live blog: 49ers at Falcons

Today’s crew is headed by Terry McAulay. We are live blogging the calls and the officials for the game. Continue reading