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Headlinesman reflects on Super assignment



The Ada Evening News of Ada, Okla., has a story on resident headlinesman Derick Bowers, who officiated Super Bowl XLIII. He provides an interesting read on the off-the-field work of an NFL official and about his officiating career.

As for the Big Game, Bowers offered this assessment:

“We were pleased with how it went,” Bowers recalled. “We’re only human. There are times when we’ll miss some (calls).

“There were some penalties we probably shouldn’t have called that we did and some that could have called that we didn’t,” he added, “but overall I think it went pretty well.”

Bowers worked with referee John Parry’s crew. He was the only member of that crew selected to this year’s Super Bowl.

Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)