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Keeping cool when getting an earful

If you can keep your head when all about you  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you … If—, Rudyard Kipling Kipling was never a professional or amateur football official, but just about every sports official claims that famous poem as a motto.  Each week, football officials…

Live blog: Packers at 49ers

NFC Divisional Playoff We will be live blogging the calls and rules interpretations from the Packers-49ers game. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.) If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras. Today’s crew is headed by Jerome Boger.…

The final push to the playoffs

What crews look good to extend their season? The last quarter of the NFL regular season has started (didn’t training camps open two weeks ago?).  As teams make a final push to secure a coveted post season berth the officials also are making a push to nail down a prestigious playoff game. The NFL assigns…