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  1. The solution to NFL's officiating problem

    Mike Sando

    After Tom Brady's 2-yard scoring pass to Julian Edelman drew the New England Patriots within five points of the Cleveland Browns with 1:01 remaining Sunday, history still did not like their chances. Win-probability statistics culled from years of pla...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  2. 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
  3. A closer look at Super Bowl referee

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- Jerome Boger is the referee assigned to work Super Bowl XLVII. Don't yawn just yet. The NFL's handling of the assignment, while already under unprecedented scrutiny, will become a much bigger story if an officiating miscue influe...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Pregame thoughts: Ref, key matchups, etc.

    Mike Sando

    LANDOVER, Md. -- A few thoughts from the FedEx Field press box as the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins warm up on the field about 30 yards away: Peter Morelli is the referee. The Redskins have to hope officials watch closely for the aggre...

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Giants-49ers ref: Holding calls vs. inside DL

    Mike Sando

    2009-12 Defensive Holds on DTs, NTs Rank Referee Pen. 1 Jerome Boger 9 2 Bill Leavy 4 2 Ron Winter 4 4 Carl Cheffers 3 4 Scott Green 3 4 Tony Corrente 3 7 Don Carey 2 ...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  9. Good stuff from MNF replacement ref Elliott

    Mike Sando

    Wayne Elliott, the referee for the Seattle-Green Bay game featuring Golden Tate's disputed touchdown, offers new information during an interview with "Inside the NFL" on Showtime. Among the highlights from Elliott: Elliott thought the ruling f...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Around the NFC West: Welcoming real refs

    Mike Sando

    Labor peace on the officiating front means NFL teams can go back to despising the regular officials. How sweet. Some fans have asked which referees will be working the various NFC West games in Week 4. I don't know the answers yet. Teams genera...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  12. Referee admits error favoring 49ers

    Mike Sando

    Cameras showed San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh berating officials regularly during the team's game Sunday. Harbaugh owed them a thank-you card by game's end. Check out Kevin Seifert's item for a full explanation. Basically, officials ...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  13. Ref erred in giving Seahawks a timeout

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Officials erred Sunday when they failed to charge the Seattle Seahawks with a timeout following receiver Doug Baldwin's injury with 47 seconds remaining. Replacement referee Bruce Hermansen initially announced having charged Sea...

    Blog | September 09, 2012
  14. A little balance on NFL replacement officials

    Mike Sando

    The NFL rulebook is far more detailed than one might realize. The 2011 version ran 113 pages and included information such as how a referee should rule if an NFL coach sends all his players, not just captains, to the middle of the field for the pr...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  15. HOF Game: Replacement officials debut

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- The Hanover Township website representing Bartlett, Ill., describes highway commissioner Craig Ochoa as, among other things, "a 26-year veteran professional football and basketball referee working mostly in the Big 10 Football Confere...

    Blog | August 05, 2012
  16. Three quick thoughts on replacement refs

    Mike Sando

    What comes to mind after the NFL announced it would seek replacement officials in the absence of a new labor agreement with the NFL Referees Association: There's plenty of time for a resolution. We're 96 days away from the regular-season opener. ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012