Tag Archives: Bears

Suspending referees uncommon in NFL

5 known suspensions of officials for on-field incidents The NFL rarely has suspended officials for their conduct on the field, although it is possible that some may have occurred without public knowledge. Also, there are two known cases of officials … Continue reading

After Further Review: Bolts halt 2 games

Referee  John Parry awaits with an NFL official in the CenturyLink Field tunnel during a lightning delay in the first quarter of the 49ers-Seahawks game. Here are some of the items making news this week: Quick calls from Week 2 … Continue reading

Quick calls: Week 1

Did you see a call in the kickoff weekend that needs our attention? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @footballzebras. We have the week 1 assignments and the crew lists available for your review.

Kickoff 2013: The officials by the numbers

Click the image to enlarge. It is time to kick off the new football season! Here are some numbers for all of the zebra watchers out there. Enjoy! Designed and researched by Ben Austro. Sources: NFL Record and Fact Book … Continue reading

Officials address rules changes, questions at training camps

After Further Review: Partial officiating squads traveled to training camps this week to explain the new rules and answer questions about interpretations. Continue reading

Pereira, Daopoulos grade refs for Week 15

The officiating experts have several pass plays to break down In this pass-happy league it seems like there are always several pass plays that shine the light on the officiating.  Former NFL vice president for officiating and current Fox Sports … Continue reading

Mike Pereira grades three Week 13 calls

Former officials’ boss says the intentional grounding safety on 49ers a bad call Former NFL vice president for officiating and current FOX Sports football officiating analyst Mike Pereira broke down three very interesting plays from Week 13, including an intentional … Continue reading

Can the NFL players union help the NFL referees union?

This has been a week of point-counterpoint news stories and rebuttals, as summarized by Barry Wilner of the Associated Press, about the labor dispute between the NFL and its referees.  The NFL has locked out the members of the NFL … Continue reading

Hanie clocks ball too late, results in game-ending intentional grounding foul

Week 12: Bears at Raiders 4th Quarter | :04 remaining | Raiders 25-20 | Bears ball | 1st & 10 @ CHI 46 | video After completing a pass to receiver Matt Forte, Bears quarterback Caleb Hanie called for a … Continue reading

Suh a turkey after stuffing foot at OL; McAuley DQs 2 on Thanksgiving

By now, you have heard that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ejected Thursday for stepping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith (video). Of course, Suh says he shouldn’t have been tossed, because his foot was tangled with Dietrich-Smith (although … Continue reading