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Green heads Pro Bowl crew in his final game

Scott Green will head the Pro Bowl crew from Hawaii on Sunday. As the sun sets on paradise, so will also end Green’s 23-year NFL career. Side judge Larry Rose is retiring after the game, also. The Pro Bowl assignment goes to officials that did not have a postseason game, although five members of this…

Terry McAulay gets Super Bowl XLVIII nod, 3rd in career

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The NFL has announced that Terry McAulay will be the referee for Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2. This will be McAulay’s third Super Bowl ring in his 16th NFL season. McAulay previously worked Super Bowls XXXIX (Patriots-Eagles, 2004 season) and XLIII (Steelers-Cardinals, 2008), both as a referee. McAulay was a conference championship game referee…

Boger, Carey, Parry out of playoffs

In an attempt to narrow down potential assignments, Football Zebras has learned from multiple sources that last year’s Super Bowl referee, Jerome Boger, did not receive a playoff assignment this season. Also not receiving an assignment are Mike Carey and John Parry. Missing the playoffs the year following a Super Bowl assignment is not unprecedented.…

Week 17 referee assignments

It’s the final week of the regular season, and the officials will take the field not knowing if they are working their last game until August. The later playoff games are released to the officials after the Wild Card games. The Sunday night game is the NFC East play-in game between the Eagles and the…

Week 16 referee assignments

Walt Coleman — seen here during the Falcons-Seahawks divisional playoff game last season — will oversee the Falcons as they visit the 49ers in the final game in Candlestick Park. Coleman was the referee for a 2011 game at The Stick when the lights went out. Jeff Triplette’s crew has the week off. Sunday, Dec.…