Tag Archives: Tom Barnes

Former NFL official Barnes reflects on his career

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 … Continue reading

Officials can find fountain of youth on field

[Update: Because Tom Barnes was scheduled to officiate today's game, we carried this story despite the lack of a second source to confirm he was still active. A decision was made by the editor, based on other press commentary Barnes … Continue reading

Week 2 open forum, assignments

Entering Week 2, let us know in the comments or @footballzebras if you see anything in this week’s games that seems to be the wrong call. Referee assignments after the jump. Quick calls Browns at Colts | 2nd quarter | … Continue reading