Tag Archives: Shannon Eastin

NFL ready to break the ‘grass ceiling’ again

Much like any potential official recruit, Sarah Thomas has been on the NFL’s watchlist for several years. She is one step closer to becoming the league’s first permanent female official. Continue reading

Rams time management nixed by clock op

Week 1: Rams at Lions 4th quarter | 2:45 remaining | Tied 20-20 | STL ball | 2 & 12 @ DET 31 “First, let me explain this to you,” Rams head coach Jeff Fisher prefaced his comments. “This is … Continue reading

Eastin on sideline for Preseason Week 2

[media-credit name="Mike Jurecki | XTRA 910 Sports." align="alignright" width="150"][/media-credit] Shannon Eastin will have to wait at least week to continue her history-making stint as the first female NFL referee. A source with knowledge of the second week assignments of the … Continue reading

Gambling ties sneak in back door of NFL

The gap between the NFL and legal gambling activities has just become much narrower. It was from a side of the business that the league would least like to have associated with games of chance. The NFL Referees Association has … Continue reading

First female official doesn’t earn stripes, milestone comes with asterisk

According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, former Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference referee Shannon Eastin has been assigned as an official for Thursday’s Packers-Chargers preseason game. It is the first time a female has been assigned to officiate an … Continue reading