NFL executive oversaw officiating department during tenure
Ray Anderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations, will leave his position at the end of the 2013 season to "pursue other opportunities" according to a statement from the National Football League.
In the statement, commissioner Roger Goodell said of Anderson, "Ray’s wide-ranging
Tom Barnes was a NFL line judge for 26 seasons
This past fall was the first one in 44 seasons that Tom Barnes wasn't enforcing football rules. The 69-year old Barnes (who wore uniform number 55) retired after a 26 year career as a NFL official. The Saint Paul, Minn., native
The "blooper reel" of funny, frustrating, and exasperating NFL replacement official mistakes was very extensive going into Monday Night Football in Week 3. In one call, the "Fail Mary" smashed the blooper reel with a granite rock of mayhem, bewilderment, chaos, frustration, and questions about the quality of the product
The officials lost control of the Monday Night Football Game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos on one play. The breakdown happened with :02 in the first quarter as Knowshon Moreno fumbled the ball and there was a huge pile up (video). What followed was six minutes of
Week 1: Packers at 49ers
There were many controversies between the Packers and 49ers, but one of the more minor disagreements in the game could have erupted into a major fracas partly due to a lack of observation and game sense from the back judge, Peter Shafer, number 94.
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All eyes are on the replacement officials as they begin to call games that count. The NFL has hired replacement officials to call the games after management locked out members of the NFL Referees Association in a labor dispute. Many fans will be ready to immediately render a verdict on
NFL executive vice president for football operations, Ray Anderson, clarified the NFL's proposal regarding full-time officials and scoffed at the idea that the integrity of the game would be compromised with replacement officials. The NFL has locked out members of the NFL Referees Association in a contact dispute and has