Ref gets rematch of his ‘XL’ mistakes

Rarely does an assignment of a referee get a post of its own. The elements of irony either missed or intentionally ignored by the officiating department elevates one particular assignment to newsworthy status. Bill Leavy, the referee in Super Bowl XL (2005 season) between the Steelers and the Seahawks, will officiate

Leavy says he’s haunted by Super Bowl XL calls

With an unbelievable amount of candor, referee Bill Leavy admitted that he made game-changing mistakes when he officiated Super Bowl XL in February 2006—mistakes that helped propel the Steelers over the Seahawks. It was immediately branded as one of the worst called Super Bowls in history. The Seattle Times ran a