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
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 is now a moving target.
We have always known the Super
Boger has clean slate as bad marks were wiped
a Football Zebras special report
This season began with the NFL using a pool of replacement officials who were retired or came from lower college divisions and junior colleges. It will end with the NFL using a referee who might not be the
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 of the assignment today.
Boger's assignment is not without controversy. He
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This year, the speculation of the postseason assignments seems to be rampant, compared with previous years. For the past decade, regular season officiating crews stayed largely intact, qualifying as a group, with a few substitutions for higher
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 be cold, it spares officials from sitting on pins and
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 are saying that McKenzie is not working the Redskins home playoff