Category Archives: Assignment Controversy

Reports on the controversy around the officials’ grading for the 2012 season and the assignments for Super Bowl XLVII

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

NFL denies playoff assignments set

The NFL is denying the Football Zebras.com report that the playoff assignments for the officials have already been decided. “Postseason assignments have not yet been determined,” said NFL vice president of football communications Michael Signora. “The evaluation and grading process … Continue reading

Playoff officials won’t be best officials

Source: Jerome Boger to be Super Bowl referee Hochuli, Steratore apparently shut out of postseason In the first three weeks of the regular season, the NFL put an assorted group of officials on the field with questionable qualifications and tried … Continue reading