4 replay booth vacancies to be filled in 2020 season

Some change-up in the replay booth this offseason has resulted in four new openings in the replay tandem of replay official-replay assistant. Replay officials Jim Lapetina, Darryll Lewis, and Tom Sifferman, the latter two former NFL on-field officials, will not return to the replay booth this season. Replay official Earnie

5 more officials leaving the field this offseason

Embed from Getty Images Football Zebras has learned that nine NFL officials will not be returning to the field for the 2020 NFL season. We have previously reported the retirements of umpire Jeff Rice, down judge Mike Spanier, and line judge Byron Boston, as well as the promotion of referee Walt

Officiating crews for the 2020 season

Embed from Getty Images Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2020 NFL season. This season, there are six new officials to replace nine that left the field. Notably, for the first time since the 2014 season, there will be no swing officials on the staff this year. Field

What it takes to be an NFL white hat

Head official. Crew chief. White hat. However you refer to the title of the position, the title of an NFL referee comes with great responsibility. He is both the voice and face of the crew. This week, the NFL announced that Land Clark will be the newest referee, receiving his

NFL hires six new officials for 2020

Embed from Getty Images As this unique offseason continues, and sports fans are hungry for new information, us zebra fans finally got some of our own. Senior vice president Al Riveron announced Tuesday through the NFL Officiating Twitter account that the league has hired six new officials who will join the

Land Clark promoted to referee position

Embed from Getty Images   Field judge Land Clark, who will be entering his third season as an NFL official, has been promoted to the referee position, to replace retiree and two-time Super Bowl official Walt Anderson, who left the field to take a senior vice president position in the league office. Clark

Competition Committee proposes 2 rules changes for 2020 season

The NFL Competition Committee has released their proposed rules changes for the 2020 NFL season. These two rules change proposals are indicative of an offseason where the Committee wants to deliberately keep the changes simple when other, widely more important, issues face our nation. These two proposals will be considered