Category Archives: XLVII

Coverage of Super Bowl XLVII, Feb. 3, 2013 in the the Mecedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

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

NFL fixed grades for desired Super Bowl ref

It is believed in officiating circles that the Super Bowl assignment was a predetermined result and that his performance grades were fixed to attain that result. Continue reading

Jerome Boger confirmed for Super Bowl

Jerome Boger will head to New Orleans lead the officiating crew for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. We have confirmed the assignment that was first reported by us as rumor on Dec. 30. The entire officiating staff was told … Continue reading

Super Bowl officials on field for divisionals?

Jerome Boger is rumored to have a Super Bowl crew that may not have super credentials. Continue reading

Officials frozen out of playoffs learn fate

Although it won’t be until the middle of next week (at the earliest) that the Divisional Playoff assignments will be known, some officials have already been informed that their services will not be needed this postseason. While the message may … Continue reading

HL McKenzie moved off Redskins game

Head linesman Dana McKenzie won’t have to worry about Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall this weekend. To avoid a potential issue, the league has moved his assignment some 35 miles up the road. CSN Washington reporters Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir … Continue reading