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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. Why Mike McCarthy didn't get 'Schwartzed'

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Many of you are asking why referee Mike Carey didn't employ the "Jim Schwartz rule" here at the Metrodome after Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy challenged a turnover late in the third quarter. That includes two Minnesota Vikings ...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  3. Dirty Laundry: Tips and pass interference

    Kevin Seifert

    When it is legal for a defensive player to interfere with an eligible receiver once the ball is in the air? Many of you asked that question this week after referee Walt Anderson overturned a pass interference penalty on the Dallas Cowboys during the ...

    Blog | October 06, 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. Woman set to officiate NFL game for first time

    Kevin Seifert

    A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time Thursday night, the league confirmed Monday.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2012
  6. NFL admits incorrect spot in Lions game

    Kevin Seifert

    Kudos to NFC West colleague Mike Sando for eliciting a rare admission from the NFL regarding a call we discussed in our earlier Dirty Laundry post. As you recall, referee Mike Carey's crew spotted the ball five yards away from where the San Franci...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  7. Dirty Laundry I: The Ginn return that wasn't*

    Kevin Seifert

    Now here's something worth running downfield and fighting over -- not to mention posting an early installment of Dirty Laundry. Referee Mike Carey's crew made two glaring mistakes on a punt return that set up the San Francisco 49ers' winning touchdow...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  8. Dirty Laundry: Bears kick from the 30 (!)

    Kevin Seifert

    You saw it just like I did. In their first game since the NFL mandated the 35-yard line for kickoffs, the Chicago Bears twice kicked off from their 30-yard line in Saturday's preseason opener. Referee Jeff Triplette allowed it twice until Carl Johnso...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  9. XLV: Walt Anderson is your referee

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have heard by now that the NFL has named Walt Anderson the referee for Super Bowl XLV. (You're out of luck, Terry McAulay.) Anderson handled one Green Bay Packers game in 2010, their 45-17 victory the New York Giants in Week 16. There...

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  10. Big Question: The return of Terry McAulay

    Kevin Seifert

    Is there anything to read into the NFL's referee selection for Sunday's NFC Championship Game? If you haven't already heard, referee Terry McAulay will work the game at Soldier Field. Cue the collective groan from Green Bay and hysterics from C...

    Blog | January 20, 2011
  11. Suh and the price of a forearm shiver

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- Honestly, I don't get what all the fuss is about on the latest Detroit Lions penalty controversy. On the play, referee Ed Hochuli whistled Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for unnecessary roughness after an 8-yard run in the fourth ...

    Blog | December 05, 2010
  12. Dirty Laundry: Return of the soap box

    Kevin Seifert

    It would be easy to criticize Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy for not challenging a fourth-down reception in the second quarter of last Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Referee Peter Morelli's crew credited Falcons tight end Tony Gon...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  13. Beware of contact in passing game

    Kevin Seifert

    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Apparently, if you're a defensive player Monday night, you can't so much as touch a receiver. Referee Walt Anderson's crew is calling an extraordinarily tight game. By my count, we've had five pass interference penalties as of t...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  14. A chilling coincidence

    Kevin Seifert

    Posted by's Kevin Seifert CHICAGO -- Anyone else notice that on the coldest night of football in recorded Chicago history, the referee is named Ron Winter? Just wondering....

    Blog | December 22, 2008
  15. NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira Green Bay Packers ...

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Pereira, the NFL's vice president of officiating addressed a number of debatable calls Wednesday after another controversial weekend.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2008