Category Archives: Week 1

Do replacements have game admin skills?

[Editor's note: This is our weekly entry on officiating at National Football Post.] Few things are certain in life: death and taxes — and football officials will make errors. If pass interference isn’t called, it is in most cases a … Continue reading

NFL officials overrule partners using teamwork

Any one of them can either do or not do something that saves the crew or kills the crew — either one. — former NFL referee Red Cashion in The Third Team by Richard Lister There was a great deal of … Continue reading

Rams time management nixed by clock op

Week 1: Rams at Lions 4th quarter | 2:45 remaining | Tied 20-20 | STL ball | 2 & 12 @ DET 31 “First, let me explain this to you,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher prefaced his comments. “This is … Continue reading

Monday night referee live blog

We will be tracking the officiating in the two Monday night games concluding the opening weekend of 2012. If you see something or have questions, post them in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. Officials spotter’s charts are in this … Continue reading

Official turns back to potential tinderbox

Week 1: Packers at 49ers There were many controversies between the Packers and 49ers, but one of the more minor disagreements in the game could have erupted into a major fracas partly due to a lack of observation and game … Continue reading

Seahawks granted 4th timeout in error

Seahawks at Cardinals 4th qtr | :31 | AZ 20-16 | SEA ball | 2nd & goal @ 5  | video In the waning seconds of the game with the Seahawks trailing, a complete misapplication of the rules by the … Continue reading

Quick calls, Week 1

Watch here for a rundown of the calls that are under discussion today. Did you see something? Hit the comments section of this post or tweet us @footballzebras. Also, here are the rule changes for 2012: Overtime follows the modified … Continue reading

Live blogging NFL kickoff game

Join us here for live commentary of the Cowboys-Giants 2012 season opener.

Replacement referee assignments, Week 1

We are building the list of the replacement referees scheduled for the opening weekend games after the jump.