Father’s Day crews

  One of the fun parts of being a dad is when a child wants to join the dad in an activity or hobby, or just wants to spend time together. I'm sure NFL officials are happy when their kids want to take up officiating. That happiness and pride, I'm sure,

Photo album: Let’s meet the Super Bowl LII crew

As you get ready for the big game, you can familiarize yourself with the Super Bowl LII crew courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. Click on a photo to begin the gallery.   Gene Steratore Embed from Getty Images Roy Ellison Embed from Getty Images Jerry Bergman Embed from Getty Images Byron Boston Embed from Getty Images Tom Hill Embed from

Former NFL official Jerry Bergman passes away

Embed from Getty Images   Gerard Bergman 1929-2017 Gerard R. "Jerry" Bergman, officiating patriarch who had two sons follow his footsteps to the NFL, passed away in May. He was 87, and had suffered from dementia for the last few years. Bergman wore number 17 on his jersey his entire career. The elder Bergman had

Preseason injury sidelines Jerry Bergman

Embed from Getty Images   Multiple sources tell Football Zebras that head linesman Jerry Bergman is recovering from a knee injury. Bergman (number 91) injured his knee in the first preseason game of the season and is recovering from a torn meniscus. He will miss the remaining preseason games and hopes to

Walt Anderson heads Hall of Fame game crew

Walt Anderson will lead the officiating crew in tonight's Hall of Fame game (NBC/8 p.m. EDT). Typically, the Hall of Fame game crew is assembled from various crews. Officials are assigned visits to training camps to answer questions and work scrimmages, but today's officials did not have a training camp assignment

Wild Card quick calls: Saints at Eagles

NFC Wild Card PlayoffFollow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Saints-Eagles Wild Card Playoff game from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (If you see continue reading below, click it to see the entire feed.)If you have any questions or comments, use the comments

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

Odd ruling saves Cruz from being NY goat

Referee Jerome Boger has his hands full with some controversial calls, most notably, a rarely used call on the Giants drive for the game-winning  touchdown (video). Giants receiver Victor Cruz lands to the turf and walks back to the huddle as if the play was over. However, he was not