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

Vinovich, Torbert, Allen, and Steratore will lead Divisional Playoff crews

Football Zebras has confirmed the officiating crews for the Divisional Playoffs. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Three alternates are assigned to

More than 20 officials are not playoff caliber

Football Zebras exclusive It is a recurring question among fans if the performance of officials is getting better or worse. Postseason assignments can be a barometer of officials that have not made the grade by examining those excluded, and sources tell Football Zebras that the number of disqualified officials has reached

Triplette, Hochuli, Hussey, and Corrente are Wild Card referees

Football Zebras has confirmed the referees for the Wild Card weekend. Officials are listed with their uniform number, years of NFL experience (including this season), the crew each official worked with in the regular season (by the referee’s name), college, and outside occupation. All times are Eastern. Three alternates are assigned to

Week 17 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Bill Vinovich will be the referee for the clash between the Panthers and Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which will greatly help in cementing the playoff landscape of the NFC. Carl Cheffers and his crew have the week off. In recent weeks, the officiating department has been

Week 16 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Tony Corrente and Carl Cheffers will be working the Saturday night games in Baltimore and Green Bay, respectively. Bill Vinovich and Ron Torbert will be working on Christmas Day. Walt Coleman has the holiday weekend off. Update: Walt Anderson is now scheduled for LAR-TEN, Brad Allen has MIA-KC,

Week 15 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Terry McAulay kicks off the fifteenth week of the NFL season with the Thursday night game in Indianapolis. Jeff Triplette and Walt Anderson will be working the two Saturday night games in Detroit and Kansas City, respectively. Brad

Week 14 referee assignments

Embed from Getty Images Clete Blakeman will lead his crew in Atlanta for Thursday night's Saints-Falcons game. This is his second Thursday night game of the season. Ron Torbert and his crew are off this week. Two assignments of note: Carl Cheffers is working his second game in Kansas City this season. Normally, working

The time has come for Walt Coleman to call a Raiders game

    Commentary by Mark Schultz The NFL needs to stop worrying about reputation and P.R. and assign its officials without past games in mind. Specifically, the NFL needs to have referee Walt Coleman call an Oakland Raiders game. Coleman's last Raiders game was January 19, 2002, a divisional playoff in New England against