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  1. NFC West penalty watch: Replacement effect

    Mike Sando

    The team that benefited most demonstrably from NFL replacement officials might also be benefiting from their departure. "I don't know why this is the case," Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told 710ESPN Seattle recently, "but since the replace...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  2. Officially telling: 16 personal fouls, one fine

    Mike Sando

    The NFL handed down only one fine from 16 personal fouls stemming from NFC West teams' final games using replacement officials. The low number was telling. Commissioner Roger Goodell usually metes out fines for such penalties when the league fe...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  3. Closed mind? Tired of MNF talk? Skip this

    Mike Sando

    The Green Bay Packers was robbed Monday night, replacement officials were to blame, the Seattle Seahawks should be grateful for a gifted victory and anyone seeking to justify the outcome needs to move on already. How dare anyone challenge the narr...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  4. Whew, simultaneous catches no sweat now

    Mike Sando

    With the NFL's regular officials set to return, I wanted to assure everyone that simultaneous-catch rulings will be handled in a manner agreeable to all parties. The shoddy manner in which replacement officials handled the Seattle-Green Bay play M...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  5. Wrapping up (for now) the MNF controversy

    Mike Sando

    Week 4 is nearly upon us, but Week 3 will not die. Seattle Seahawks fans continue to present evidence attempting to validate replacement officials' controversial Monday night ruling on Golden Tate's disputed touchdown catch against Green Bay. The ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  6. Fitzgerald on refs, a look at DB penalties

    Mike Sando

    Count Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald among the many NFL players hoping regular officials return for games in Week 4. Fitzgerald, speaking on ESPN in the video above, said replacement officials have applied inconsistent standards for p...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  7. NFL: Block on Rams' Brockers was illegal

    Mike Sando

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell remains the leading force in player safety with or without replacement officials. Goodell provided a reminder this week by fining the Baltimore Ravens' Ramon Harewood for the block that sidelined St. Louis Rams defen...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  8. NFL Huddle: About those replacement refs

    Mike Sando

    My recent call for restraint in ripping the NFL's replacement officials took a hit when the San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh all but mocked officials during a recent preseason game. OK, so the replacements aren't exactly inspiring confidence thes...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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