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  1. Boger gets high marks from his doubter

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The officiating website footballzebras.com made headlines before Super Bowl XLVII by questioning Jerome Boger's appointment to the game as referee. Despite complaints from San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Boger and his crew m...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. Ah, the memories: 49ers with Boger as ref

    Mike Sando

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Jerome Boger is the referee assigned to the San Francisco 49ers' divisional-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Boger is working with an all-star crew, customary for the playoffs. Regular-season crew tend...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  3. Quick look at rule cited on 49ers-Pats punt

    Mike Sando

    Referee Ed Hochuli and crew needed an extended period to sort out what happened when the San Francisco 49ers' Ted Ginn Jr. risked muffing a punt against the New England Patriots on Sunday night. It was tough to see whether the ball struck Ginn bef...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  4. Cardinals, Seahawks draw 49ers-Rams ref

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- Carl Cheffers, the referee assigned to work the Arizona-Seattle game Sunday, was the same one presiding over two controversial scoring plays earlier this season. Cheffers' crew incorrectly allowed a Carolina touchdown to stand during th...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  5. Officially speaking: Seahawks-Rams ref

    Mike Sando

    With regular officials back this week, I've put together a chart showing where veteran referee Mike Carey's crew ranks in common penalty calls over the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Carey has been assigned to work the game Sunday between the Seattle Seah...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. Inside Slant: Integrity of the game

    Mike Sando

    The NFL and its regular officiating crews were moving closer toward an agreement when Kevin Seifert and I recorded our weekly "Inside Slant" podcast this week. In it, Kevin references a pertinent quote from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: "I have...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. NFL Power Rankings: How they voted

    Mike Sando

    The Peyton Manning Relocation Project stands as the No. 1 storyline for the 2012 NFL offseason. Our NFL Power Rankings panel, reconfigured for 2012 with Dan Graziano and Jamison Hensley joining the crew, couldn't agree on the quarterback's likely ...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  8. Officials no substitute for pass protection

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gave the only response he could logically provide when reporters asked him Wednesday about using replacement officiating crews during the exhibition season. There's no heightened risk to players, Goodell said, becaus...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  9. NFC West penalty watch: Giants-49ers ref

    Mike Sando

    NFL officiating crews have largely stayed in the background in the playoffs this season. ESPN's John Clayton, in putting together his weekend preview, thinks the New York Giants could be in line for more holding calls with Ed Hochuli assigned to t...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  10. No fines for Seahawks-Cardinals penalties

    Mike Sando

    Referee Gene Steratore and crew oversaw a hotly contested Seattle-Arizona game featuring seven penalties for personal fouls. Cameras showed Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch upset after Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson appeared to pull off Lynch'...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  11. Pass interference and Eagles-Seahawks ref

    Mike Sando

    SEATTLE -- The officiating crew assigned to the Seattle Seahawks' game against Philadelphia has called 17 penalties for defensive pass interference this season, tied for the NFL high through Week 12. That could be a storyline to watch given Brando...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  12. Programming note: Thanksgiving spread

    Mike Sando

    Good morning. A few things to know about the holiday plan for Thursday: I've got a few items planned and have until about noon ET to post/schedule them before attracting heat from the Holiday Enjoyment Enforcement Crew here at the Sando home. I'l...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  13. NFC West Penalty Watch: Critical non-call

    Mike Sando

    New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin thought referee Tony Corrente and crew should have flagged San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis for holding in the final seconds of their game Sunday. 2009-present Defensive Holding (LBs) Rank ...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  14. What to know on Seahawks, referee issue

    Mike Sando

    News that Bill Leavy will be working the Seattle Seahawks' game against the Pittsburgh Steelers should come with some fine print: Leavy and line judge Mark Perlman are the only holdovers from the crew that ticked off the Seahawks so badly with it...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  15. Donnie Avery: Positive impression so far

    Mike Sando

    St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney couldn't miss receiver Donnie Avery making plays while Devaney visited with the team's broadcast crew on the air Thursday night. The timing was perfect. Avery, one of several Rams receivers competing fo...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  16. Heads up: Steve Breaston on 'First Take'

    Mike Sando

    The Dallas Mavericks' victory over the Miami Heat to win the NBA championship will surely dominate the Monday morning discussion on ESPN's "First Take." The crew is making room for Arizona Cardinals receiver Steve Breaston as well. The show begins...

    Blog | June 13, 2011