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All in the family: NFL referee style

Sunday night was Hochuli ×2 (‘Gun and Pistol’ night?) Earlier this week, NFL back judge Steve Freeman officiated a game with his son, Brad.  Also this week, Ed Hochuli got to officiate a preseason game with his son, Shawn.  Both Brad Freeman and Shawn Hochuli are part of the developmental program where potential NFL officiating…

Replay overturns call it should not have

Week 11: Redskins at Cowboys In the closing seconds of the second quarter of the Redskins–Cowboys game, Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell was driven out of bounds for a 5-yard loss as he threw a forward pass. Replay official Bob McGrath called for a review, and referee Alberto Riverón reversed the call on the field to…

Head of refs firm on fumble, but should have been reviewed

Mike Pereira, the NFL vice president of officiating, conducted his last “Official Review” segment (video) of the season on the NFL Network today. Periera is retiring at the conclusion of next season. Pereira did acknowledge the controversy about not having Kurt Warner’s fumble on the last play reviewed: Looking back at it now after the…

No further review on Cards’ last play

Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh vs. Cardinals Officials don’t win or lose games. The Cardinals had a three-point lead with 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter. So, rather the defense is mostly responsible for the outcome, rather than the denial of a last-second desperation play. Kurt Warner’s last ditch effort did, however, deserve more than a…