5 observations from Super Bowl LIII

The Super Bowl is over, and thankfully we aren't breaking down any officiating controversies today. But there are some interesting officiating nuggets to note. 1. No replays Replay official Jim Lapetina was busy yesterday, but he never had to buzz in with a booth challenge. There were a few plays where I was

Super Bowl LIII liveblog: Patriots vs. Rams

Follow us here and through the game for our live coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of Super Bowl LIII from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. This will conclude our coverage of our 10th full season at Football Zebras. John Parry is the referee for Super Bowl LIII. His all-star crew includes:       Yrs 2018 crew College Occupation Prev.

4 officiating things I’m looking for during Super Bowl LIII

It's here. Six months of football culminate in Super Bowl LIII.  While the Rams and Patriots do battle on the gridiron, my eyes will be focusing on the Super Bowl LIII officiating crew. Here's what I'm looking for as I zebra watch. 1. The coin toss The Super Bowl coin toss is the

Keeping up with the downs: Referee John Parry uses an old-school method for game administration

http://gty.im/1385217 Officials from pee-wee games to the Super Bowl all use a very simple piece of equipment to keep track of the downs. All officials wear an elastic band around their wrist and a loop attached to the band. The officials move the loop over their finger or fingers to show the

Photo Gallery: Let’s meet the Super Bowl LIII crew

Let's meet the Super Bowl LIII crew in photos, courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. Click on a photo to begin the gallery. http://gty.im/1074739122 http://gty.im/154744813 http://gty.im/596902146 http://gty.im/579780846 http://gty.im/92807442 http://gty.im/456811498 http://gty.im/184407308

John Parry is the referee for Super Bowl LIII

Football Zebras has confirmed that John Parry will be the referee for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron first reported the assignment. Parry, 53, is currently in his 19th season and 12th as referee. Super Bowl LIII will be Parry’s 13th postseason assignment; among those

Who will be the referee for Super Bowl LIII? We think it will be one of these two

Super Bowl LIII is fast approaching and the officiating crew assignment is approaching faster. Traditionally, the Super Bowl referee officiates on the field in one divisional playoff game. If the NFL follows that tradition, one of the four referees this weekend will toss the coin the first Sunday in February. Since