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  1. Bill Leavy, downgraded NFL referee, makes another mistake on pena...

    Kevin Seifert

    Referee Bill Leavy, who was downgraded after a Week 1 mistake, erred again in applying the NFL rule book Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  2. Giving Twitter star T.J. Lang the final word

    Kevin Seifert

    Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang started off the Twitter reaction to Monday night's debacle at CenturyLink Field, so we might as well let him wrap it up as well. Here was Lang's reaction Thursday morning to news that the NFL had ended the lockout of...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  3. Dirty Laundry: Four timeouts in one half!

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- As the NFL's replacement officials bumble through their now two-month stint, we often have discussed the difference between errors of judgment and errors of facts. All officials, replacement or permanent, make the former. The latter, b...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  4. Illegal block on kicking team? Yeesh

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's how much of a joke the NFL's replacement official experiment is now: Replacement referee Ken Roan called an illegal block against the KICKING team a mere seconds into the Minnesota Vikings' game against the San Francisco 49ers. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  5. Steve Young: NFL is 'inelastic for demand'

    Kevin Seifert

    We've had plenty to say about the NFL's replacement officials over the past month. We've warned about the difference between questionable judgment calls and the not knowing the rules. We've noted that the league appears to have won the PR battle as a...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  6. Dirty Laundry: More replacement fun

    Kevin Seifert

    We anticipated Friday that the third week of preseason games would bring heightened criticism and concern about the NFL's replacement officials. Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould started the ball rolling by referring to them as "clueless," and ...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  7. Robbie Gould: Replacement refs 'clueless'

    Kevin Seifert

    For a number of reasons, but mostly because of the sheer volume of news during training camps, the state of NFL officiating hasn't spurred widespread alarm. I imagine that will change as soon as we're done with this third week of the preseason, after...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  8. Dirty Laundry: Forearms and activist refs

    Kevin Seifert

    After spending some time reflecting on the latest Ndamukong Suh controversy, and scouring the NFL rule book, I feel relatively comfortable explaining what I think happened at Ford Field and why the league fined Suh $15,000 this week. In the end, it t...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  9. One-and-done for Adams at FB

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Chicago defensive tackle Anthony Adams just lined up at fullback for a 3rd-and-1 play here at the Metrodome. It was his first play at fullback, and possibly his last. Adams, who wears No. 95, failed to report his entrance to the ref...

    Blog | November 29, 2009
  10. Dirty Laundry: Tillman's coverage

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert I think we've got something going here with our new feature on questionable calls -- so much so that I took your advice and spiced up the name a bit. "Dirty Laundry" narrowly beat out "The ref blackin' blue it!" ...

    Blog | September 23, 2009