Maclin and Joyner fined for preseason ejection

http://prod.images.chiefs.clubs.nflcdn.com/image-web/NFL/CDA/data/deployed/prod/CHIEFS/assets/images/imported/KC/photos/clubimages/2016/08-August/tempKC_at_LA_017--nfl_mezz_1280_1024.jpg?width=960&height=720 Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin and Rams cornerback Lamarcus Joyner were ejected for fighting near the end of the first half of their Week 2 preseason game in Los Angeles (video). After an incomplete pass targeted a different receiver, the two appeared to exchange words before the situation escalated to a physical

50 Super Bowl calls, Part 1: L to XLI

The Football Zebras staff -- with the assistance of our affiliated forum, Behind the Football Stripes -- has examined the Super Bowls of years past for the work of the officials who, in a given year, attain the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for

Line judge Gary Arthur returns to the field this weekend

 View image | gettyimages.com Veteran official has recovered from serious Week 1 injuriesGary Arthur is back. He's back on Gene Steratore's crew. That's something many of us thought was impossible for this season after the veteran line judge was seriously injured in Week 1 action in Denver.In the first quarter, on

Travis Kelce loses ball in slowest fumble ever

#460119810 / gettyimages.com Week 14: Chiefs at Cardinals (video) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has a reception with the ball popping out after he is down. The replay review reversed it on a really tight observation, but correct, nonetheless. The key is when Kelce loses control of the ball, because a ball

Abdullah’s prayer is not unsportsmanlike conduct

Week 4: Patriots at Chiefs Post updated 10 a.m. with the league's response On a fourth quarter interception return for a touchdown, Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct foul (video) for violating the rules regarding celebrations that prohibit players from going to the ground. This oddly specific admonition

Week 2 remainders: fumbles become incomplete passes

In the third quarter of Week 2, Jets quarterback Geno Smith was sacked while trying to throw a pass. The ball landed behind him, so the officials ruled it a backward pass with the Packers recovering the loose ball. Also, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was sacked, fumbled the ball forward,

5 observations from Wild Card weekend

After wild card weekend, it always strikes me -- only seven more meaningful football games this year.  In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this past Wild Card weekend. Jeff Triplette's crew called an awesome game Triplette,