Saints owner calls for changes in officiating

In a statement released after the most devastating loss in New Orleans Saints history, owner Gayle Benson said she will "aggressively pursue changes in NFL policies to ensure no team and fan base is ever put in a similar position again." Benson is speaking about the pass interference no-call at the

5 observations from championship weekend

http://gty.im/1097101968 For the first time ever, both the NFC and AFC Championship games went to overtime in the same season. There is plenty to write about from the officiating perspective this weekend. Here are just a few of the things that stuck out to me. Crucial missed calls In the NFC Championship Game,

Championship liveblog: Patriots at Chiefs

2018 AFC Championship Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the AFC Championship game from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras.         Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation R 34 Clete Blakeman 11   Nebraska attorney U 92 Bryan Neale 5 Smith Indiana sales consultant DJ 8 Dana McKenzie 11 Blakeman Toledo claims adjuster LJ 79 Kent Payne 15 Martin Nebraska Wesleyan teacher FJ 43 Terry

Championship liveblog: Rams at Saints

2018 NFC Championship Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the NFC Championship game from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras.         Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation R 52 Bill Vinovich 13   San Diego certified public accountant U 102 Bruce Stritesky 13 Vinovich Embry Riddle airline pilot DJ 13 Patrick

John Parry is the referee for Super Bowl LIII

Football Zebras has confirmed that John Parry will be the referee for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron first reported the assignment. Parry, 53, is currently in his 19th season and 12th as referee. Super Bowl LIII will be Parry’s 13th postseason assignment; among those

Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli will join forces in the 2019 Pro Bowl

Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli, both retiring at the end of this season, will be co-referees for this year's Pro Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.       Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation R 65 Walt Coleman 30   Arkansas dairy processor manager R 135 Pete Morelli  22   St. Mary’s retired high school principal* U 44 Jeff Rice 24 Coleman Northwestern attorney DJ 22 Steve Stelljes  17 Morelli Friends business planning manager LJ 98 Greg Bradley 10 Hochuli Tennessee chemical engineer FJ 21 Jeff Lamberth 17 Wrolstad Texas A&M attorney SJ 72 Michael Banks 17 Parry Illinois State carpenter foreman BJ 27 Lee Dyer 16 Anderson Tennessee-Chattanooga sales manager ALT 80 Greg

Divisional Playoffs photo album, 2018 season

With thanks to Getty Images and team photographers, please enjoy several photos of officials in action during the Divisional Playoffs. Click on a photo to begin the gallery. Sarah Thomas (New England Patriots)Sarah Thomas and crew (New England Patriots)Terrence Miles (Kansas City Chiefs)Mark Steinkirchner (New England Patriots)Mike Spanier (Los Angeles Rams)Mike

Divisional Playoffs liveblog: Eagles at Saints

2018 NFC Divisional Playoffs Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the NFC Divisional Playoff game from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today's crew is headed by Carl Cheffers. Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation R 51 Carl Cheffers 19 California-Irvine sales manager U 20 Barry