Remembering Tommy Bell on his 100th birthday

Embed from Getty Images We pause today to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of NFL referee Tommy Bell. He was born July 2, 1922, and died February 20, 1986, after a long illness. Bell worked in the NFL in 1961 and retired after the 1976 AFC Championship Game. In an

Throwback to officials and coaches mic’d up

Some of the most popular NFL Films videos are when coaches, players or officials are mic'd up for game action. Dan Volsky from YouTube put together a great clip. How many NFL officials can you name? Tell us the names in the comments below! https://streamable.com/0oald

NFL100: Before they were zebras, they were … candy canes?

#NFL100: A Football Zebras feature series NFL officials didn't always wear black and white striped shirts. To commemorate the 100th NFL season, Football Zebras takes a look back at how the third team dressed for a game.  No stripes to be found (1920-40) At the league's founding, the NFL required its officials to