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Pete Morelli to receive Art McNally Award

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View image | gettyimages.com Referee Pete Morelli will be presented with the annual Art McNally award at this Sunday’s Pro Bowl.  The Art McNally Award is named after the former head of officiating from 1968 to 1990, and recognizes an official for “exemplary professionalism, leadership and commitment to sportsmanship on and off the field.”  The…

Conference Championship liveblog: Colts at Patriots

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2014 AFC Championship Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Colts-Patriots Conference Championship game from CenturyLink Field in Seattle. If you have any questions or comments, use the comments section of this post, or tweet us @footballzebras Today’s crew his headed by Walt Anderson. Yrs 2014 crew College Occupation…

Tony Corrente was scheduled to referee Fail Mary game

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Football Zebras reported in September that referee Tony Corrente was originally scheduled for the Fail Mary game — the infamous 2012 Monday Night Football game between the Packers and the Seahawks. The league kept two sets of schedules through that season’s referee lockout, but without a resolution in the labor impasse, the league’s backup schedule…

Bill Vinovich confirmed as referee for Super Bowl XLIX

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Football Zebras exclusive Bill Vinovich will be the referee heading the Super Bowl officiating staff on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. Multiple sources have confirmed the Vinovich assignment and most of the crew that Football Zebras determined last week after reviewing qualification criteria and playoff assignment patterns. The assignments were officially given to the crew…

Tony Corrente and Walt Anderson are referees in Conference Championships

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Football Zebras exclusive Football Zebras has confirmed that Tony Corrente and Walt Anderson will be the referees for the conference championship games. Corrente will have the NFC game between the Packers and Seahawks; Anderson will be heading the crew for the AFC title match between the Colts and the Patriots. View image | gettyimages.com NFC…