It is always good to get a playoff assignment, and after the 1992 season, referee Dale Hamer was assigned to the Philadelphia Eagles - New Orleans Saints wild card game in New Orleans.
Officials want to get in and get out without any recognition, but when John Madden is giving praise
The Football Zebras staff -- with the assistance of our affiliated forum, Behind the Football Stripes -- has examined the Super Bowls of years past for the work of the officials who, in a given year, achieve the honor of the best of the best. While every team competes for
8 known suspensions of officials for on-field incidents
The NFL rarely has suspended officials for their conduct on the field; although it is possible that some may have occurred without public knowledge, this list is complete for all reported suspensions. Also, there are two known cases of officials (not included
Officials used to worry about job security around playoffs
When the regular season is over, the NFL officials wait to see whether they pack their gear away after Week 17 or if they will be awarded a playoff assignment. The NFL officiating department has several criteria on how they grade officials
The NFL officiating staff is heavy on experience which is great news. The flip side to this is that we will be seeing a higher than average number of officials retiring in the next one to three years.
While there are many officials at all positions on the cusp of retirement,