League reboots search for new VP of refs

It is not exactly America's Got Talent, but finding the new vice president of officiating is turning out to be one tough audition. Peter King of SI.com is reporting that the league is restarting its process to find a replacement for current officeholder Mike Pereira. Pereira announced on the NFL Network

Field judge Duke Carroll retires

The Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette ran an profile on the career of  the recently retired NFL field judge Duke Carroll. [Link unfortunately goes behind a paywall on the newspaper's site after Feb. 21.] He served as an NFL official for 14 seasons. Plenty of attention is placed on the punishing physical abuse