Football Zebras™

Week 3

NFL breaks 12-hour silence on Fail Mary

League officiating dept., of course, backs up call The NFL had one spectacular failure unfold before a national audience. So, they did what that grouchy curmudgeon on your block does every Halloween: turn off the lights and pretend they aren’t home. We asked when a statement was going to be released shortly after the result…

Protest of Fail Mary won’t reverse score

Many have asked whether the result of the game can be overturned by the commissioner. The league will listen to protests, and may even acknowledge the protest has merit, but every result of every game stands as final. Rule 17, Section 2 has detail on the commissioner’s authority to vacate the result of a game:…

Quick calls, Week 3

Did you see something from the replacement officials in Week 3? Let us know in the comments section of this post or tweet us @footballzebras. We will update this post periodically with some of the calls that got our attention.

Replacement referee assignments, Week 3

We are expecting to get the officiating assignments piecemeal, rather than the full list. As we confirm, we will post here with the full spotters chart. In some cases, where the entire crew is not known to us, we have listed the crew that the head referee officiated with in a previous regular season week.