5 observations from championship weekend, 2020

We've made it all the way through the conference championships, and here are my officiating impressions from the weekend. 1. Umpire hustle https://streamable.com/38ntps Both Barry Anderson and Ramon George showed lots of hustle this weekend. It is hard to see in snippets of them running through the frame, but experienced zebra-watchers could tell

3 officials making a conference championship debut; another continues a long streak

Three officials are making their conference championship debuts this weekend. And, another official continues a long playoff streak. First conference championship assignments Three officials are making their conference championship debuts - Jimmy Buchanan, Ramon George (pictured above) and Barry Anderson. Anderson has worked 10 playoff games, including Super Bowl LIV last year. But,

NFL announces advanced training program officials

20 officials get the chance to audition for the NFL The NFL has announced its third class of officials in the Advanced Development Program (ADP). These candidates are successful college and Arena Football League officials. The group will work preseason games. Once preseason is over, those officials will return to officiate