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Week 10

Washington at Minnesota – Ed Hochuli

Seattle at Atlanta – Bill Vinovich
Detroit at Chicago – Bill Leavy
Philadelphia at Green Bay – Mike Carey
Jacksonville at Tennessee – John Parry
St. Louis at Indianapolis – Terry McAulay
Oakland at NY Giants – Pete Morelli
Buffalo at Pittsburgh – Scott Green
Cincinnati at Baltimore – Walt Coleman
Carolina at San Francisco – Carl Cheffers
Denver at San Diego – Tony Corrente
Houston at Arizona – Gene Steratore
Dallas at New Orleans – Jerome Boger

Miami at Tampa Bay – Jeff Triplette

Bye: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, NY Jets

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SportingBecky October 14, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Thursday Night game

Redskins VS Vikings

R- Ed Hochuli


Mark M October 30, 2013 at 9:56 pm

ED’S second redskins game this year


Tony Bidwell November 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm

& against the Vikings, of all teams!


Emf November 5, 2013 at 10:45 pm

How did you know mid-Oct that Hochuli was going to be in MN?


Mike November 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Per Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. While in Buffalo to cover the Minnesota Wild, he ran into Hochuli and his crew Sunday night after Hochuli worked the Bills game earlier in the day.


Mark October 30, 2013 at 10:03 am

Walt Anderson is OFF.


David October 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Bill Leavy has not worked a Broncos’ game in nearly two years (since Week 11 of the 2011 season). Of the 17 active NFL referees, he is the only referee who has not worked a Broncos’ game within the past two seasons. He is one of seven referees who are eligible for DEN @ SD (the other six are Blakeman, Carey, Corrente, Parry, Steratore and Vinovich).


Harry Reid October 31, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Does anyone know if Bill Leavy gets Botox injections? He looks like a piece of plastic.


Harry Reid October 31, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Here are my guesses for week 10:

WAS at MIN: Ed “Big Guns” Hochuli
PHI at GB: Jerry ‘Boges’ Boger
JAC at TEN: Waltie Coleman
BUF at PIT: Billy the Vinster Vinovich
OAK at NYG: Jeffy ‘Trips” Triplette
STL at IND: Eugene Steratore
SEA at ATL: Bill “Botox” Leavy
CIN at BAL: Carl “Cheffs” Cheffers
DET at CHI: Walt “Novocaine” Anderson
CAR at SF: Scottie “Brownie” Green
HOU at ARI: Clete “The Cletester” Blakeman
DEN at SD: Ronnie Winter
DAL at NO: Tony Corrente
MIA at TB: Johnny Boy Parry


John 2 November 1, 2013 at 7:38 am

Anderson has the Bears Monday night plus he is off in Week 10. Mark is reliable on what game his crew has weekly.


Joe Platania November 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Love the nicknames… how come Corrente doesn’t get one?


Nancy Muttlemeier November 1, 2013 at 7:36 am

Hi Harry,

Those are almost the same predictions that I made. The only difference is I think The Cletester will be in Chicago for the Bears game and Novocaine Anderson will be in Arizona.


Michael November 1, 2013 at 7:43 am

Week 10 crew assignments:

Washington at Minnesota – Ed Hochuli
Seattle at Atlanta – Matt Austin
Detroit at Chicago – John O’Neill
Philadelphia at Green Bay – Jerry McGinn
Jacksonville at Tennessee – Hubert Owens
St. Louis at Indianapolis – Steve Barth
Oakland at NY Giants – Ed Ardito
Buffalo at Pittsburgh – Alex Kemp
Cincinnati at Baltimore – Brad Allen
Carolina at San Francisco – Terry Leyden
Denver at San Diego – Land Clark
Houston at Arizona – Mike Defee
Dallas at New Orleans – Reggie Smith
Miami at Tampa Bay – Tom Ritter


John 2 November 1, 2013 at 7:51 am

Week 10 Guesses
WSH @ MIN – Hochuli (confirmed)
SEA @ ATL – Vinovich
CIN @ BAL – Corrente
DET @ CHI – Leavy
PHI @ GB – Morelli
STL @ IND – Parry
OAK @ NYG – McAulay
BUF @ PIT – Triplette
JAX @ TEN – Blakeman
CAR @ SF – Steratore
HOU @ AZ – Cheffers
DEN @ SD – Carey
DAL @ NO – Winter
MIA @ TB – Coleman

OFF – Anderson (confirmed), Boger, Green


Joe83 November 1, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Hi Mickey:
Carl Cheffers’ Crew in San Francisco week 10 (Nov. 10th.)
(Carolina @ San Francisco)


Will Warren November 2, 2013 at 12:24 am

I Seriously Doubt Ron Winter is in San Diego for Broncos vs Chargers As he did Denver verses Washington last week!


Shane Spencer November 2, 2013 at 11:53 am

Of course, Winter’s ineligible for that game, but Tony Corrente is (he did SD @ TEN back in Week 3).

Now, speaking of DEN-SD, there’s a video I made with Britney Spears as a Broncos fan and Christina Aguilera as a Chargers fan…enjoy!


Harry Reid November 3, 2013 at 4:48 pm

What a terrible personal foul call by Jerry Boges crew. The Cletester had a good game. Can’t wait to see Novocaine Anderson in action tomorrow night!


Helga von Durfendein November 3, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Harry, The Cletester? Where did you come up with that? We call him the Blakester. Get it straight or do not post on this board. And Walt Anderson is not known as Novocaine here. We call him Fluoride. Please show some respect.


Nancy Muttelmeier November 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Leave Harry alone. He spends most of week trying to figure out which crew will be working which game. It is his passion. He puts his heart and soul into this. If he wants to call the Blakester the Cletester, then so be it. I personally know Novocaine Anderson and he just loves it when people call him Novocaine.

Harry – do you think Botox Leavy got an extra injection for his trip to Miami??


Stanley Cartman November 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Hey Nancy! It’s me…Stan!! Haven’s seen you in a while!

I can confirm from my sources that Brownie is, in fact, in SF this week. Also, Jeffy Trips has the Raiders-Giants game.


Eddie November 4, 2013 at 1:30 am

How come some teams release flip cards and others dont?


Joe Platania November 4, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Eddie, as to y0ur question, it’s up to the teams’ individual discretion. Some may not want certain info out there… As for the CIN-BAL game, my usually-impeccable source tells me it’s WALT COLEMAN, who hasn’t been in Baltimore since Christmas Eve, 2011, when the Ravens beat the Browns. Remember when the Ravens could beat the Browns?


Eddie November 4, 2013 at 3:35 pm

Thanks joe. Do you know which teams other than te ravens and chiefs release flip cards on time?


Joe Platania November 6, 2013 at 7:44 am

The Ravens don’t release the flip card until game day, Eddie. I just have a guy who lets me know who the ref is. Not sure what the deal is with other teams…


Nita November 4, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Hochuli in Minn. on thurs.


Gerardo Perez November 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

John Parry’s crew is in Tennessee this week for JAC @ TEN, here’s the link:


David November 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

If Triplette has indeed been confirmed for OAK @ NYG, then only four referees are eligible for STL @ IND: Boger, Carey, Green and McAulay.


David November 5, 2013 at 2:22 pm

HOLD IT: Triplette worked the SD-OAK game in Week 5, so that would make him ineligible for OAK @ NYG.


Avon Barksdale November 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Based on their performances on Sunday, the Vinovich and Green crews could use a week off. Green’s crew botched a couple of personal fouls and Vinovich reversed two calls via instant replay that were textbook examples of a lack of incontrovertible evidence that would warrant an overturn.


Michael November 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

According to Titans flip card, Parry is in Tennessee


David November 5, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Seven referees are eligible for the Miami @ Tampa Bay MNF game: Corrente, Green, McAulay, Morelli, Triplette, Vinovich and Winter. Of those seven, only McAulay and Triplette have yet to work on MNF.

Triplette would be ineligible for the NE @ CAR MNF game in Week 11 (since he worked at CAR in Week 1), so he would be the likely choice for Miami @ Tampa Bay on MNF, Veterans’ Day.


Ken November 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

SNF- DAL @ NO – Boger


Gerardo Perez November 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

With Jerome Boger’s confirmation of DAL @ NO, SEA @ ATL will come down to 4 referees.
Clete Blakeman.
Pete Morelli.
Jeff Triplette.
Bill Vinovich.


John 2 November 7, 2013 at 7:37 am

I think Winter is eligible as well for SEA @ ATL. Using the space between Coleman’s 2 New England games as a guide.


TS November 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm

John Parry is in Nashville per Titans Game Release.


David November 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Well that has already been posted three previous times.


Mark November 6, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Who is eligible for Detroit at Chicago?


Gerardo Perez November 6, 2013 at 6:28 pm

There are 8 referees so far eligible for DET @ CHI:
Mike Carey. (Already did CHI/DET earlier)
Tony Corrente.
Bill Leavy. (Worked CHI/DET last year)
Terry McAulay.
Pete Morelli. (Did DET/CHI in 2011)
Gene Steratore. (Did DET/CHI in Week 1 2010)
Jeff Triplette.
Ron Winter.


John November 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

Morelli, Carey, and Leavy are not eligible for the bears/lions game


David November 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Tony Corrente has DEN @ SD per the Broncos’ flipcard.


David November 7, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Four referees are eligible for HOU @ ARZ: Blakeman, Steratore, Triplette and Winter.

Four referees are eligible for STL @ IND: Carey, Green, McAulay and Triplette.


Ben November 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Your authentic Week 10 assignment list:

▪ Redskins at Vikings NFLN — Ed Hochuli
▪ Seahawks at Falcons — Bill Vinovich
▪ Bengals at Ravens — Walt Coleman
▪ Lions at Bears — Bill Leavy
▪ Eagles at Packers — Mike Carey
▪ Rams at Colts — Terry McAulay
▪ Raiders at Giants — Pete Morelli
▪ Bills at Steelers — Scott Green
▪ Jaguars at Titans — John Parry
▪ Panthers at 49ers — Carl Cheffers
▪ Texans at Cardinals — Gene Steratore
▪ Broncos at Chargers — Tony Corrente
▪ Cowboys at Saints NBC — Jerome Boger
▪ Dolphins at Buccaneers ESPN — Jeff Triplette


Sam November 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Thanks Ben


David November 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm

I had the feeling all along that Triplette was headed to TB for MNF.


Gerardo Perez November 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

The off crews are Anderson (Already confirmed), Blakeman, and Winter. Thanks for the info, Ben.


Ben November 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Yeah, I forgot to add that. I even wrote a little note in the corner: “And Bla Win”


drr345 November 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Would somebody please explain why the “down by contact” call was not reversed in the Bengals-Ravens game? Neither elbow or knee was down and the ball was on it’s way out.

Not a good day for Coleman and his crew. They missed two blatant pass interference calls: one on each side so I guess it balanced out.


Naomi November 12, 2013 at 4:37 pm

I am new to the topic of ref assisgnments. Can someone explain the process? By reading the posts, I gather that assignments are decided on a weekly basis.


Michael November 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The league does try its best to have as many crews work as many different teams as possible. In theory all of the crews are roughly the same caliber so any crew can work any game, but you do see that the league tries to assign certain Referees to games that they know can get a bit contentious

There are certain rules with crew assignments in the regular season. Preseason and Postseason do not apply to any of them:
1) No crew can work a team more than twice during the regular season
2) If a crew works a team twice during a season, both cannot be home games (it is possible the league does not consider neutral sites as a home game for this purpose)
3) No crew working a team twice can do so any more frequently than 5 weeks later (so a team seeing a crew in Week 10 for the first time cannot see them again until Week 15 or later)

Beyond these guidelines the NFL has not had Walt Coleman work an Oakland Raiders game since the “Tuck Rule,” Buddy Horton (FJ82) cannot work a Cleveland Browns game as his brother, Ray, is their Defensive Coordinator, etc.

The league also tries to make sure that each crew has as the same amount, as practicable, of primetime assignments. Eventually this is not all possible because the number of games does not match exactly to the number of crews and the advent of Flex Scheduling means that a crew assigned to work a SNF game suddenly does not and the league does not adjust future schedules to make up for that


Naomi November 12, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Thanks for the explanation. So an official realy doesn’t know where he will be from one week to the next……..that could make planning travel arrangements rather difficult. Are members of a crew ever assigned to work with a different crew? Are the people working the chains and down markers part of the officiating crew? Sorry for al the questions.


Michael November 12, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Officials usually get their schedules a few weeks in advance. Crew members will work with different crews in the case of injury, travel issues, situations like Buddy Horton (or when his son, David, played LJ18 Byron Boston), etc.


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