We have learned that John Parry will have the first preseason game this year when his crew officiates the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Because of a pair of odd labor situations, this is the first time a regular officiating crew will have this game in three years.
For a moment here, we will disregard our previous reporting on the playoff assignments (as the league thinks you should) and present our predictions for playoff assignments. We have chosen our assignments for the referee position only, not the entire crew. This year, all officials are assigned on individual merit, and
Football Zebras.com exclusive Bill Vinovich walked off the field after the 2006 season, sidelined by a heart condition. Sunday, he returns to the field to officiate the Lions-Eagles game. A source with knowledge of the assignments has told Football Zebras.com that Vinovich is serving as a substitute official this season, and he
Week 14: Eagles at Giants We have three calls for analysis—all three called correctly—from the Eagles–Giants game that will likely end up on this week's "Official Review." View the highlights of the game in addition to our analysis: McNabb incomplete or fumble? On a second-and-10 from the Eagles 42, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb
This week's "Official Review" from the NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has one less play under scrutiny than usual (three, rather than four). That doesn't leave us shortchanged, as there are multiple levels of discussion on two plays (video, part 1 and part 2). Unfortunately, for the second week in