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7-man officiating crews wired up for 2014

Ron Winter wears wireless official-to-official communication gear in a preseason game.

Starting in 2014, all NFL officiating crews will be will be equipped with a microphone and earpiece that will enable them to communicate with each other during the game.  The NFL experimented with this technology in the 2013 preseason, as seen above with referee Ron Winter.   Several international soccer referees and linesmen have been…

NFL officials experiment with wireless in-game communication

You may have noticed some officials wearing rock-star like microphones and ear pieces during some preseason games.  The NFL has confirmed that it is having its officials experiment with wireless official-to-official communication gear during selected games this August.  Vice president of football communications, Michael Signora, says, “We have consistently used the preseason to test different…

Officials to use pink penalty flags for Dolphins – Jets game this Sunday

A suggestion from an 11-year old boy will be evident on the field this week for the Miami Dolphins – New York Jets game.  The officiating crew will use pink penalty flags for breast cancer awareness month. Dante Cano, from Marlboro, New Jersey, wrote commissioner Roger Goodell suggesting the special flags.  Goodell liked Cano’s idea…