Tag Archives: Jim Daopoulos

10 reasons why NHL replay system not coming to NFL stadium near you

Despite chatter, NFL replay will remain under the hood It has become a groundswell in the past season to have the NFL adopt a replay review system that is centralized in the league headquarters. The common contention is that the … Continue reading

Roundtable: ‘Communication breakdown’ drives Colts insane on Bengals drive to ruin

Snowy conditions make one grade inconclusive Football Zebras Roundtable As the snow blew through four games this weekend, there were a flurry of close, questionable, and controversial calls. To help us understand the Week 14 calls, former officiating supervisors Larry … Continue reading

Texans missed punt block could have been challenged by Colts?

Ultimately would be 4th down again, not automatic 1st down Week 9: Colts at Texans (video at :53) “The Texans looked to have got away with one,” said NBC announcer Al Michaels, as the Texans snap the ball to eliminate … Continue reading

Seahawks catch curiously upheld

Week 9: Buccaneers at Seahawks A five-yard completion to Ricardo Lockette at the end of the third quarter was challenged by Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano for what appeared to be a fairly pedestrian overturn. On the play, it appeared that … Continue reading

Roundtable Week 8: illegal bats in football, Brees’s consecutive false starts

Football Zebras Roundtable Because of a couple of scheduling conflicts, our Roundtable was delayed. So before we dive into Week 9 action, we are going to take a look at a couple of calls from Week 8 with former NFL … Continue reading

After Further Review: OT flag on new rule draws shrug from Belichick

The big call of the week was Tony Michalek’s flag on a Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones. Jones shoved his teammate into the Jets offensive line on an overtime field goal attempt [Ben Austro, Football Zebras]. “I’m sure the league … Continue reading

Safety calls, roughness on QB: Roundtable reviews Week 5 calls

Football Zebras Roundtable We had a few calls this week that were borderline judgement calls. How close were they? Former NFL officiating supervisors Jim Daopoulos and Larry Upson helped us unpack three controversial calls from Week 5. Both Larry and … Continue reading

Keeping cool when getting an earful

If you can keep your head when all about you  Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you … If—, Rudyard Kipling Kipling was never a professional or amateur football official, but … Continue reading

Former graders: Split decision on Cruz catch

Football Zebras Roundtable We covered at length the differences between two process-of-the-catch calls from Sunday’s games. Lions receiver Calvin Johnson had a touchdown taken away because he bobbled the ball as he went to the ground. Giants receiver Victor Cruz … Continue reading

Final prep for season: NFL Officials Clinic opens in Dallas today

The NFL officials are meeting today in Dallas for their annual clinic weekend, a chance for incoming vice-president of officiating Dean Blandino to have his entire staff in the same room. Continue reading