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Week 1 referee assignments

Ron Winter will have his crew on the first game of the Monday night doubleheader. Terry McAulay has the week off. Gene Steratore is confirmed for this game, after missing the entire preseason due to surgery on his Achilles tendon. Steratore’s last game was Dec. 22. Assignments were compiled with the assistance of Thursday,…

Blakeman crew cool under chaos

Week 13: Lions at Saints Clete Blakeman’s crew officiated a game that could have easily become uncontrollable at any moment. It didn’t help that they were shorthanded. Umpire Garth DeFelice left the game midway through the first quarter with a foot injury. That required the crew to readjust their mechanics to officiate most of the…

R Scott Green sidelined with injury

EXCLUSIVE Zebra Blog has learned that referee Scott Green has been on leave the past two weeks with an injury. Gene Steratore substituted for Green in Week 11 and Jeff Triplette will head Green’s crew today. A league source has indicated that Green has an unspecified injury, with no word on when he will return.

35 years ago: No OPI on Hail Mary pass, official knocked out cold by flying bottle

Dec. 28, 1975 NFC Divisional Playoff: Cowboys at Vikings Thirty-five years ago, “Hail Mary” became a football term after Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach so described the desperation pass that connected with Drew Pearson in a playoff game with the Vikings. In the final drive, the Vikings were convinced that the touchdown should never have counted…