2021 conference championship odds and ends

Here are some interesting officiating factoids to consider as we watch the NFC and AFC Championship games, lead by Bill Vinovich and Carl Cheffers (pictured above). For all statistics, we include on-field assignments, not alternate assignments. Pro Bowl assignments are also excluded. Congratulations to the first-timers! Congratulation to field judge Mearl Robinson

Look for the umpire and back judge to spot the ball during 2-minute drill

There was a ton of consternation this playoff season about the officials spotting the ball during the frantic final seconds of the football game. If there is a two-minute drill this weekend, here is what should happen. First of all, look for players to assist the officials in getting the ball spotted. https://streamable.com/cppnc6 The

Ron Torbert is the referee for Super Bowl LVI

Football Zebras has confirmed that Ron Torbert will be the referee for Super Bowl LVI in Inglewood, Calif., at SoFi Stadium. Torbert, 58, is in his 12th season and 8th as referee. This is Torbert’s 10th postseason assignment, including 3 Wild Card Playoffs and 6 Divisional Playoffs. This is his first

5 officiating notes from the divisional playoffs

What a weekend of NFL football! I've watched the NFL since 1978, and this is the best playoff weekend I can remember, featuring some of the most exciting games in NFL history. Here are five officiating observations from the weekend. 1. No picky fouls https://streamable.com/t8acq5 I cannot recall a penalty flag this weekend where