The crowds were excited and loud, but it was a pretty quiet weekend on the officiating front for Conference Championship weekend, thankfully.Â But there are always things to observe and learn from the officials. Here are a few things I saw. Even though the game is decided, it isn't over John Hussey's crew
Carl Paganelli, 1937-2019 Carl Paganelli Sr., a highly respected college and pro official, an officiating administrator, and a mentor, has died at the age of 82. You never saw him on an NFL field, but his presence there is unmistakable. His three sons, umpire Carl Jr. and back judges Perry and Dino,
As you get ready for the big game, you can familiarize yourself with the Super Bowl LII crew courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. Click on a photo to begin the gallery. Gene Steratore Embed from Getty Images Roy Ellison Embed from Getty Images Jerry Bergman Embed from Getty Images Byron Boston Embed from Getty Images Tom Hill Embed from
Embed from Getty ImagesÂ John Parry's crew set the tone in the pregame warm-ups: There would not be a repeat of the Week 14 nonsense between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals. That game featured several altercations that later drew league fines.Parry's crew put on a visible display in the pregame.
Commentary by Mark Schultz Here are the things I am pondering as I "zebra watch" this year. 1. Â Will some high-profile officials make a playoff comeback? Â Gene Steratore, Ed Hochuli, John Parry, Tom Stabile, Â John McGrath, Rob Vernatchi, and Walt Anderson missed out on an on-field playoff assignment in 2012. Â Will they
Sunday night was Hochuli Ã—2 ('Gun and Pistol' night?) Earlier this week, NFL back judge Steve Freeman officiated a game with his son, Brad. Â Also this week, Ed Hochuli got to officiate a preseason game with his son, Shawn. Â Both Brad Freeman and Shawn Hochuli are part of the developmental program
The officials (and their uniform numbers) for the Hall of Fame Game between the Bengals and the Cowboys: R Ron Winter (14) U Butch Hannah (40) HL John McGrath (5) LJ Darryll Lewis (130) SJ Steve Zimmer (33) BJ Rick Patterson (15) FJ Perry Paganelli (46) In the replay booth are the replay assistant Ken Baker and video