Tag Archives: Super Bowl XLVII

Ray Anderson leaving NFL at end of season

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. … Continue reading

NFL revamps playoff assignment system

Officials to be in dark about their overall grades Jarrett Bell of USA Today is reporting on what appears to be a drastic shift in the procedures for playoff officiating assignments.  Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino tells Bell the … Continue reading

To flag or not to flag? Pereira and Daopoulos try to answer the question

Pereira and Daopoulos break down Super Bowl XLVII Did the Baltimore Ravens Jimmy Smith hold the San Francisco 49ers Michael Crabtree on that last gasp fourth and goal?  Did Crabtree push-off of Smith?  Were the officials correct in not throwing … Continue reading

NFL fixed grades for desired Super Bowl ref

It is believed in officiating circles that the Super Bowl assignment was a predetermined result and that his performance grades were fixed to attain that result. Continue reading

Jerome Boger confirmed for Super Bowl

Jerome Boger will head to New Orleans lead the officiating crew for Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. We have confirmed the assignment that was first reported by us as rumor on Dec. 30. The entire officiating staff was told … Continue reading

Super Bowl officials on field for divisionals?

Jerome Boger is rumored to have a Super Bowl crew that may not have super credentials. Continue reading

Playoff officials won’t be best officials

Source: Jerome Boger to be Super Bowl referee Hochuli, Steratore apparently shut out of postseason In the first three weeks of the regular season, the NFL put an assorted group of officials on the field with questionable qualifications and tried … Continue reading

The final push to the playoffs

What crews look good to extend their season? The last quarter of the NFL regular season has started (didn’t training camps open two weeks ago?).  As teams make a final push to secure a coveted post season berth the officials … Continue reading

Shortened season puts pressure on NFL officials to get playoff assignment

We are already at Week 7 of the NFL season and many teams now know if they are contenders or pretenders for the Super Bowl crown.  The pressure is also on the officials to contend for a prestigious playoff assignment … Continue reading