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  1. Will refs pocket flags in regular season?

    Tom Carpenter

    The flags have been flying this preseason as NFL officials began strictly enforcing illegal contact and defensive holding penalties. The expectation was that eventually the players would adjust and the refs would begin to scale back the calls. So,...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  2. Is interference replay review inevitable?

    Tom Carpenter

    The NFL has allowed more types of referee calls to be challenged by coaches in recent years, but they still don't allow a coach to throw a red flag when he questions the validity of a pass-interference call made -- and not made -- by the refs. Pet...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  3. Sizing up the Oklahoma City Thunder's comeback win - 2014 NBA pla...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton examines the Oklahoma City Thunder's improbable comeback victory against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5. How much did the win swing the series and why couldn't the refs review a foul on the controversial call?

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  4. Is Boogie showing signs of maturity?

    Tom Carpenter

    February 25 was a rough night for DeMarcus Cousins. He freaked out at the refs, was tossed out of the game with a pair of technicals and later was suspended for the Sacramento Kings' next game (Feb. 28) for throwing a punch at Houston Rockets guard P...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  5. Officiating crews to expand?

    Tom Carpenter

    The NFL has been using a seven-official referee crew since the late 70s, but it appears that they are open to the notion of adding an eighth ref. In fact, it sounds like they may even test that out this preseason. "The NFL is considering a plan fo...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  6. NBA - Tracking referees is the next step in NBA analytics

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton breaks down the idea of tracking referees throughout every NBA game.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  7. 2013 NCAA tournament - Sharps betting the Final Four watching ref...

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman examines where the sharps are moving with Final Four bets. One big story: the way refs call the games factors

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  8. NBA - How much do certain referees impact player efficiency and s...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine outlines the tendencies of NBA referees and breaks down the resulting impact on scoring and defense.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  9. NFL - Coming off emotional win, Baltimore Ravens primed for a let...

    Jeff Gold

    Jeff Gold previews the Cleveland Browns-Baltimore Ravens game and talks to a Vegas handicapper about which side he likes tonight.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  10. NFL - Missed call significantly impacts playoff odds for Packers,...

    Keith Goldner

    Following the touchdown/interception debacle that touched off a Monday Night Football firestorm, numberFire explains how one missed call may have significantly shifted the postseason picture.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2012
  11. Gambling - NFL Week 3 line moves and new overtime rules

    Chad Millman

    Chad Millman takes a look at NFL Week 3 line moves and some officiating trends that could help bettors.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  12. NFL - Week 3 Upset Watch - Cardinals can top Eagles

    Aaron Schatz

    In a new weekly feature, Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders previews the best bets for upsets in the NFL. In Week 3, keep an eye on a hot team that could be aided by the replacement refs.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  13. NFL - Mailbag on most impressive Week 1 rookies

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter dives into his mailbag to answer questions about the most impressive Week 1 rookies and more.

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  14. How did replacement refs do?

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter answers reader questions in his mailbag twice a week. Got a query of your own? Submit it here. Q: What are you hearing about the replacement refs? Do people think they've done a good job so far? -- Dave (Nevada) A: By an...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  15. NFL - Mailbag on replacement refs, Robert Griffin III, injuries a...

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter dives into his mailbag to answer questions on how the replacement refs did, RG3's debut and significant Week 1 injuries.

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  16. NFL - Mailbag on Maurice Jones-Drew's workload

    Adam Schefter

    Adam Schefter dives into his mailbag to answer questions on MJD, whether guys like Terrell Owens and Kellen Winslow will have jobs, and when the old refs might be back.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2012