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Gerald Austin to be ‘MNF’ rules analyst


Buried in the fourth quarter of the Monday night game was an announcement of interest to us NFL rules wonks. Play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico on the introduction with analyst Jon Gruden: This gentleman, Gerry Austin, has worked three Super Bowls, two — as Jon likes to say — wearing the white hat as the referee.…

Week 2 “Official Review” with the usual suspects (and answers you read here first)


Without getting into tremendous detail, the Week 2 edition of “Official Review” (two-part video that aired on NFL Net and covered the same topics we covered this week. The assessments we gave on the calls were entirely backed up by the league’s vice president of officiating, Mike Pereira. The calls under Official Review: The…