Gene Steratore is confirmed as referee for Super Bowl LII

Gene Steratore will be the referee heading the Super Bowl LII officiating team on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. The assignments were officially given to the crew today, and this will be Steratore’s first Super Bowl assignment. Steratore worked the Divisional Playoff game between the Saints and Vikings, which included a wild finish where Minnesota stole

Clete Blakeman and Ed Hochuli will officiate Conference Championships

Football Zebras has confirmed that Clete Blakeman will lead the crew for the AFC Championship game and Ed Hochuli will be the referee in the NFC Championship. In an interesting development, several officials have received their second on-field playoff assignment for this season. Traditionally, those officials who receive two playoff assignments

Divisional Playoffs liveblog: Saints at Vikings

2017 NFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the NFC Divisional Playoff game from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by Gene Steratore.         Yrs 2017 crew College Occupation R 114 Gene Steratore 15   Kent

Divisional Playoffs liveblog: Jaguars at Steelers

2017 AFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the AFC Divisional Playoff game from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by Brad Allen.         Yrs 2017 crew College Occupation R 122 Brad Allen 4   Pembroke State non-profit

Divisional Playoffs liveblog: Titans at Patriots

2017 AFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the AFC Divisional Playoff game from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by Ron Torbert. .       Yrs 2017 crew College Occupation R 62 Ron Torbert 8   Michigan

Divisional Playoffs liveblog: Falcons at Eagles

2017 NFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the NFC Divisional Playoff game from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by Bill Vinovich.       Yrs 2017 crew College Occupation R 52 Bill Vinovich 13   San

Wild Card officiating video: QB-to-QB catch, 15 vs. 5 enforcement on a punt, 10-second runoffs for injuries

Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron released the NFL wildcard weekend playoff officiating video (below), and in it, he covered the following: Quarterback pass-catch. In the Titans at Chiefs game, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota rolled out of the pocket and tried to throw a pass to the end zone that was