2016 NFL season is underway, officially speaking

May 15 means the start of the season for NFL officialsFor NFL fans, the start of the NFL season happens in July with the opening of training camps. But for NFL officials, the start of the season is May 15. Bowing to the part-time status of the officials, the NFL

Happy May 15: 2014 season begins for NFL officials

May 15 is a significant date for NFL officials.  It is the first day that the NFL starts communicating with their men in stripes.  As part of the union's collective bargaining agreement, the NFL does not communicate with officials from January 1 to May 15 of each year (with the