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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…

Divisional Playoff liveblog: Panthers at Seahawks

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2014 NFC Divisional Playoff Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Panthers-Seahawks Divisional Playoff 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 Terry McAulay. Yrs 2014 crew…

Replay reversals don’t come easy

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View image | gettyimages.com 2014 final replay statistics The replay reversal rate crashed this year, based largely on the interventionist role vice president of officiating Dean Blandino played this year. Referees were allowed to consult with the officiating command center starting this year, but Jarrett Bell of USA Today reports that Blandino and senior supervisor…