Wild Card photo album, 2018

Click on a photo to begin the Wild Card officials photo gallery. Photos are courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. Kevin Codey http://gty.im/1077928002 Ramon George http://gty.im/1090607878 Gary Cavaletto http://gty.im/1090585038 Clete Blakeman http://gty.im/1078331256 Gary Arthur http://gty.im/1090327252

Umpire Butch Hannah retires after 18 seasons

Embed from Getty Images   In a late offseason move, umpire Butch Hannah retired from the NFL according to multiple sources. Football Zebras does not know the reason Hannah left the league, but it has been indicated he initiated the move. His last game was the Raiders-Texans Wild Card Playoff game in January. Much like

Wild Card photo album, 2017

The wild card officials where in several photos this past weekend. Enjoy courtesy of team photographers and Getty Images. From team photographers (click on a photo to begin the gallery):   From Getty Images (click on photo to begin gallery): Embed from Getty Images

5 observations from Wild Card weekend

After wild card weekend, it always strikes me -- only seven more meaningful football games this year.  In an attempt not to get too maudlin, here are five things that stuck out to me in regard to the officiating this past Wild Card weekend. Jeff Triplette's crew called an awesome game Triplette,

Sunday’s Wild Card officiating

Ravens at Chiefs Mike Carey is the referee. 1st Quarter, 6:26 remaining. The Chiefs challenged the spot of the ball in relation to the first-down marker. Since Ravens running back Ray Rice landed with his hand first, he was not considered down until another part of his body contacted the ground. Ravens