First female official doesn’t earn stripes, milestone comes with asterisk

According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference referee Shannon Eastin has been assigned as an official for Thursday's Packers-Chargers preseason game. It is the first time a female has been assigned to officiate an NFL game, preseason or otherwise. While this is a monument of

Live blogging Hall of Fame Game officials

Cardinals vs. Saints We usually don't even cover this game, as the attention span is fairly low on preseason football, especially in an Olympic year. However, given the circumstances of the officiating, we are going to examine the work of the replacement officials for the Hall of Fame Game. Replacement crew listed

Replacement refs for Hall of Fame Game

The Hall of Fame game is the punching bag for labor strife. Last season, the NFL Players Association and the league approved a collective bargaining agreement prior to, but still resulted in the cancellation of, the annual exhibition contest. This year, the referees are locked out with no contract. As the league