It is always good to get a playoff assignment, and after the 1992 season, referee Dale Hamer was assigned to the Philadelphia Eagles - New Orleans Saints wild card game in New Orleans.
Officials want to get in and get out without any recognition, but when John Madden is giving praise
Back in the day, it was quite rare for network television to do a feature story on the NFL officials.
In 1985, The NFL Today did a feature on referee Dick Jorgensen and his crew.
Jorgensen's crew in 1985 was umpire Neil Gereb, head linesman Ron Phares, line judge Dick McKenzie (father
Our bowl season is rationed this year due to covid-19, instead of the usual glut.
But, over the years, we have found footage of future NFL officials working college bowl games, prior to working in the pros.
To gear you up for a great college and pro football holiday weekend, here are
I remember several post-season classic games and the officiating that goes with such games. It is hard after a year or two for me to remember a classic regular-season game where the officiating actually enhanced the quality of the contest.
But, there is one regular-season game that I remember almost 26-years
No doubt about it. A noisy home crowd gives the home team an amazing advantage. Crowd noise is celebrated in Seattle, and many other NFL stadia. I'm sure there's many an official who has had to take a headache powder after a three-hour roar has left them with ringing ears.
On December 23, 2007, Jerome Boger's crew allowed Warren Sapp to beat the traffic to the mall and get his Christmas shopping done early.
In a bizarre sequence of events, Sapp totally lost his composure, the Oakland Raiders were flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct four times, with three of the fouls assigned
Preseason games are a time to knock the rust off, work on the upcoming season's offensive and defensive schemes, and evaluate potential new talent. For the officials, it is a time to work on new mechanics, new rule interpretations, and get ready for the regular season.
Most of these preseason games
Some of the most popular NFL Films videos are when coaches, players or officials are mic'd up for game action. Dan Volsky from YouTube put together a great clip.
How many NFL officials can you name? Tell us the names in the comments below!
While many television networks are continuing to re-air feature games with memorable performances, Football Zebras is going behind the stripes to highlight some throwback moments from NFL officials. Let's go back to November of 1986.
Jerry Markbreit's crew was assigned a Bears-Packers game at Soldier Field in Chicago. The season before, the
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Last week, Football Zebras broke the news of the seven men selected to officiate Super Bowl LIV to conclude the centennial season of the NFL. This crew will be making history on Feb. 2 in Miami, as the Super Bowl crew will be the first majority African-American