Triplette flubs recitation of OT rules

Jeff Triplette, meet Dante Hicks. Much like the downtrodden cashier from Clerks, Triplette was not even supposed to be here this Sunday. Triplette was heading Scott Green's crew while the rest of Triplette's crew had the holiday weekend off. So when overtime began in San Diego between the Broncos and Chargers,

Denver: DPI on Tebow’s :00 jump ball?

Week 5: Broncos at Chargers There are grumblings in the Mile High City about the last-second desperation pass by Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. The pass landed incomplete, however, the Mile High Report is throwing a virtual flag for defensive pass interference. Video of the play is on NFL.com. Even though time expires during

The Week 2 commissioner’s blotter

Every week, we will try to tally up the fines assessed by the NFL for on-field incidents. Zebra Blog fine meter $ 1 7 0, 0 0 0 FINES 1 1 SUSP 0 Last week's total: 7 fines, $92,500. Most notably, Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, fined $40,000, according to the NFL: "the minimum amount ... for a second violation of the rules on hits against

Niners Smith pushes U DeFelice, ejected

Week 15: 49ers at Chargers Niners defensive tackle Justin Smith was ejected from the Thursday night 49ers-Chargers game for impermissible contact with an official (video). Umpire Garth DeFelice was attempting to break up some post-play shoving when Smith pushed DeFelice's arm off of him. Whether or not Smith knew it was an

Week 6 “Official Review”: Measurements, offsetting fouls, fumble calls, baseball

In this week's "Official Review," the NFL vice-president of officiating, Mike Pereira, discussed some fairly pedestrian calls from Week 6, leaving one controversial call uncovered (video, Part 1 and Part 2): The first-down measurement in the Steelers–Browns game which is widely disputed was correct, as we stated, because the camera angle

Incomplete pass not called on key catch of Steelers opening drive

Week 4: Chargers at Steelers Pro Football Talk noticed a missed call on the Steelers opening drive during Sunday Night Football. (video) On the third offensive play of the game, Ben Roethlisberger (who just completed two passes on the first two plays) connected with Mike Wallace for 35 yards, taking the ball

Ref explains Raider TD reversal

Week 1: Chargers at Raiders As a follow-up to our in-game post about the reversal to Louis Murphy's touchdown call, referee Carl Cheffers spoke with a pool reporter following the game regarding the controversial call. The transcript: Cheffers: We had a situation where the receiver caught the pass in the air and