NFL brass getting behind push to add sky judge

Expect talks to get serious later this month about the NFL adding an eighth official to the crew...but this official will be in a suit and tie instead of a striped shirt. The Alliance of American Football employs a sky judge. This official steps in to correct obvious officiating mistakes in

Happy 90th birthday, Jim Tunney!

If you were a fan of the NFL in the 1970s and 1980s, and when there was a marquee game on TV, there was a strong chance that Jim Tunney was the referee. The "Dean of NFL Referees" and the first official to call consecutive Super Bowls, celebrates his 90th birthday

Adrian Hill and Scott Novak promoted to referee position

The NFL has selected its two newest white hats. Today, senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron has announced that side judges Adrian Hill and Scott Novak have been promoted to the referee position. They will be replacing retirees Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli. Adrian Hill Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'vzxgWAzrRUlTQiWik1Z5cQ',sig:'5jrD_PWYTXNBqtb6pdiExKI5YMM9sdtU9BGyQILDCA0=',w:'594px',h:'428px',items:'626584758',caption: false ,tld:'com',is360:

No momentum for big instant replay rule changes

In light of one of the most controversial judgement calls in recent playoff memory, fans, pundits, players, owners and coaches called for NFL instant replay to step in and correct judgement calls. Right now, the only judgement call instant replay can check is 12-men on the field. Instant replay cannot help

Super Bowl LIII liveblog: Patriots vs. Rams

Follow us here and through the game for our live coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. This will conclude our coverage of our 10th full season at Football Zebras. John Parry is the referee for Super Bowl LIII. His all-star crew includes:       Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation Prev.

Candidates for white hat in 2019

The coveted white hat worn by the referee There are two referee openings for the 2019 season after Walt Coleman and Pete Morelli retired. So far, they are the only two referees we know who have retired. There are very few chances for the NFL to test officials for future referee openings.