The American Athletic Conference announced that it will form an officiating alliance with the Atlantic Coast Conference effective for the 2018 season.
In light of the changes, American Athletic Conference supervisor Terry McAulay will be out of a job. McAulay has been supervisor of officials for 10 years, beginning with the
Embed from Getty Images Update, 4/11: The union meetings have concluded, and Jim Quirk remains as the executive director. The matter of replacing Quirk did not come to a vote at the meetings that were "sparsely attended," according to one union member. Football Zebras has not been in contact with all
The Football Zebras staff -- with the assistance of our affiliated forum, Behind the Football Stripes -- has examined the Super Bowls of years past for the work of the officials who, in a given year, achieve the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for
The Football Zebras staff -- with the assistance of our affiliated forum, Behind the Football Stripes -- has examined the Super Bowls of years past for the work of the officials who, in a given year, attain the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for
A photo this past week from the Dallas Morning News (cover photo) illustrates the dangers of being an official. In Washington, a fan threw a full drink can on the field and it barely missed field judge Eugene Hall.There have been many stories and accounts of fans throwing debris on
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Line judge John Hussey and Packers coach Mike McCarthy
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Umpire Mark Pellis
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Referee Terry McAulay
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Line judge Gary Arthur signals timeout while Jets coach Rex Ryan argues the previous call.
NFL looks for 'efficient, accurate penalty enforcement'
I've joked about it before: when Terry McAulay is the referee of a game, when there is a penalty flag the cameras had better find him quickly, because chances are he could be finished with his penalty announcement before the camera gets him in
The NFL could soon see more former players become officials. The league is sending 14 former players and one active player to a pair of officiating clinics over the next three days.
The first clinic is tomorrow, March 13. It is the league's Fast Track Clinic, run by the Football Officiating
McAulay crew handles first dud Super Bowl in 10 years
Well, this year's Super Bowl will not go down as a classic in terms of excitement, but the Seahawks' defensive performance will be talked about for a long time. Peyton Manning's future and legacy (rightly or wrongly) will be hot topics
I enjoy historic aspects of NFL officiating and as we get ready to zebra watch in Super Bowl XLVIII here are some interesting nuggets regarding officiating in the Super Bowl.
Field judge Scott Steenson sets the record for most years between return trips. Steenson worked Super Bowl XXXI, and makes his