Embed from Getty Images In a late offseason move, umpire Butch Hannah retired from the NFL according to multiple sources. Football Zebras does not know the reason Hannah left the league, but it has been indicated he initiated the move. His last game was the Raiders-Texans Wild Card Playoff game in January. Much like
Embed from Getty Images Commentary by Mark Schultz A few weeks ago, Jon Solomon of CBS Sports opined that it is time for college football officials to eject head coaches for over-the-top sideline unsportsmanlike conduct. I completely agree. While an overwhelming number of coaches at the college level behave themselves, it is
Embed from Getty Images The NFL will not fine or suspend any members of Walt Anderson's crew for some missed calls in a controversial Monday Night Football game between the Seahawks and Bills. In the past, the NFL has fined officials game checks and suspended officials due to judgement calls, rule misapplications, or
Crew followed standard procedure to prepare footballs for the game The past 24 hours have featured a media frenzy where the New England Patriots are accused of deflating the game balls to better suit quarterback Tom Brady in the wet weather. The NFL is investigating the matter. By rule, footballs need to
#458307246 / gettyimages.com Rules allow defense to bring in late subs There was an interesting play in Week 9 that highlighted quick snap rules. In the Broncos-Patriots game, Tom Brady and company rushed the field on a fourth-and-one situation as the punt team sprinted off (video). The goal was to catch the
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