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Week 16

SUN, DEC 22
NY Giants at Detroit – Jerome Boger
Miami at Buffalo – Clete Blakeman
Minnesota at Cincinnati – Terry McAulay
Indianapolis at Kansas City – Tony Corrente
Tampa Bay at St. Louis – John Parry
Cleveland at NY Jets – Pete Morelli
Chicago at Philadelphia – Mike Carey
Dallas at Washington – Bill Leavy
New Orleans at Carolina – Gene Steratore
Tennessee at Jacksonville – Bill Vinovich
Denver at Houston – Ed Hochuli
Arizona at Seattle – Scott Green
Pittsburgh at Green Bay – Carl Cheffers
Oakland at San Diego – Walt Anderson
New England at Baltimore – Ron Winter

MON, DEC 23
Atlanta at San Francisco – Walt Coleman

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Lorenzo November 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

NE@BAL Pete Morelli

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Gerardo Perez November 29, 2013 at 2:19 pm

No, Pete Morelli won’t work that game. He will do the Patriots in Week 13. It’s just to show how wrong you’ve been this whole season!

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Lorenzo November 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm

BUF@NE Bill Leavy

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Ref Fan November 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

It appears that the Atlanta @ San Francisco MNF game will be Walt Coleman. 99% certain

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David December 4, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Well, since McAulay has DAL @ CHI in Week 14, and Cheffers has BAL @ DET in Week 16, this sounds like a done deal, as Coleman will be the only active referee yet to work on Monday night heading into Week 16.

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Mark December 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Oakland at San Diego ~ Anderson

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RefFan December 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

Cheffers has Pittsburgh @ Green Bay

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Ref Fan December 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

It also appears the Blakeman will be the lone Referee to NOT work a SNF game (per original released schedule – not flexed games).

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Lorenzo Antonio December 9, 2013 at 3:52 pm

NE@BAL Bill Leavy

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Lorenzo Antonio's Mum December 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm

NO LORENZO – IT’S NOT BILL LEAVY. GO MOW THE LAWN #sillyson

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Eddie December 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Bears/Eagles flexed to Sunday Night. Patriots/Ravens moved to 4:25 PM EST

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Russ December 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm

With Hochuli confirmed for Pittsburgh this week and Blakeman ineligible for Patriots@Ravens that should all but confirm Ron Winter for that game since he is the only one besides Blakeman who has not worked a scheduled Sunday Night Game (Yes I know this game was flexed but that doesn’t change anything for Referee assignments).

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Joe Platania December 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Ravens haven’t had Winter all year, but not sure about NE…

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ADMINISTRATOR December 12, 2013 at 9:10 am

I believe Mike Carey and company has the flexed Chicago @ Philadelphia game.

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Lorenzo Antonio's Mum December 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Be quiet Lorenzo – go and tidy your room before I ground you for a month. #sillyson

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Shane Spencer December 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm

Scott Green is eligible for AZ @ SEA…I hope he gets that game!

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robert higgins December 22, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Scott and his team didn’t do an acceptable job either way. The Cards got a penalty on a PAT for lining up over center that was a no call which allowed an extra try at PAT. They were overly scrutinizing Seattle on pass defense and then fail to agree on an should of been incomplete pass. Two refs called the pass correctly incomplete and should have been. The replay showed it bouncing off the turf the black particles going airborne. Just because it hit a player doesnt automatically make it not a dead ball. The ball hits someones arm in the soft under arm it will tend to go alot less further then a bounce off turf more ofen it sticks and goes dead.which the play clearly showed a hard bounce back where it was called an interception.

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Shane Spencer December 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Ron Winter is eligible for NE @ BAL…I hope he gets that game!

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Joe Platania December 18, 2013 at 11:19 am

Your hope has been realized, Shane… RON WINTER will handle NE-BAL, per my usual Ravens source. He hasn’t had the Ravens all year, but worked ‘em twice in 2012…

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Shane Spencer December 18, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Thanks! My wish has been fulfilled!

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ac540 December 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

I knew, knew KNEW they were saving the old Ron Winter screw job for this week. The personal foul flags for love taps on Brady will be flying so far, Ron will be seen leaving the stadium with an ice bag on his shoulder. So much for paying for my playoff tickets early…

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David December 13, 2013 at 4:24 pm

As of this post, DEN @ HOU has the fewest eligible referees (3): Blakeman, Hochuli and Parry. Blakeman has yet to officiate either team this season, Hochuli has yet to officiate any Broncos’ game and Parry is eligible under a five-week rule.

NYG @ DET and TB @ STL are both down to four eligible referees:

NYG @ DET: Boger, Corrente, McAulay (five-week rule) and Morelli.
TB @ STL: Hochuli (five-week rule), Leavy, McAulay and Parry.

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Gerardo Perez December 13, 2013 at 5:07 pm

McAulay and Corrente worked 2 Giants games this year. They’re not eligible for NYG @ DET. Also, Hochuli worked 2 Bucs games this season. So he’s not eligible for TB @ STL.

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David December 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm

I didn’t know if this existed, but is there a rule in which a referee cannot officiate a particular team more than twice per season – regardless of home or road games? I know about the five-week rule and the one-stadium-per-season rule.

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Gerardo Perez December 13, 2013 at 5:43 pm

The rule is that a referee should officiate a team’s games a maximum of 2 times in a season. The difference is, a referee can work 2 road games of a team, but cannot work more than 2 home games of a team.

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Michael December 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm

McAulay’s crew did 2 games @ KC this year

David December 14, 2013 at 12:29 am

So did Anderson, who worked two Bills’ home games, though one of them was the ATL @ BUF game at Toronto.

Prof C December 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm

David and Mike

Logistical reasons are likely the reason why for the two home games. Last year Hochuli had both DAL vs WAS games.

Remember not always perfect with people involved…

Janna78 December 18, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I don’t seem to remember Ed Hochuli working a St Louis Rams Game this year.

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John Ross Howell December 13, 2013 at 11:17 pm

every official can every game tell next week

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Gerry December 16, 2013 at 6:06 pm

McAulay did two KC home games this year and prior to that he did not do one in KC since 2002

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David December 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Bears vs. eagles game flexed to Sunday Night!

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Gerardo Perez December 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm

That was posted already by Eddie.

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David December 16, 2013 at 4:35 am

DAMN LORENZO ANTONIO! Unless there’s another “David.”

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SportingBecky December 16, 2013 at 12:50 am

Ed Hochuli & Crew… eligible for:

Denver VS Texans
Patriots VS Ravens
Titans VS Jaguars?????(did Jaguars in London.. they were home team. Not sure if it counts or not)
Falcons VS 49ers

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Eddie December 16, 2013 at 1:25 am

The London game probably will not count as a home game as anderson did 2 bills home games. one at the ralph and one in toronto.

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Joe Platania December 16, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Becky, the fans here in BAL are starving for Hochuli… the female fans, that is! Haven’t had him here in a while!

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Nita December 16, 2013 at 7:11 pm

and why should Becky care?

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Joe Platania December 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

Nita, I was simply responding to what Becky posted earlier, that’s all… in case anyone missed it above, it’s Ron Winter for NE-BAL…

Lorenzo Antonio's Mum December 17, 2013 at 5:33 pm

I thought Hochuli did the Pittsburgh game in the UK?

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ADMINISTRATOR December 16, 2013 at 11:37 am

Coleman has MNF in San Francisco.

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SaintswonSBXLIV December 16, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Parry has not officiated a Saints’ game this entire season.

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SaintswonSBXLIV December 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Parry did the Panthers’ week 5 game against Arizona so he is eligible. Also, Jeff Triplette and Carl Cheffers have not done a Saints’ game this season. Triplette and Cheffers have both officiated Panthers’ games, but both games were more than five weeks ago (Cheffers just barely).

I would assume the referee for Saints-Panthers will be either Parry or Triplette.

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Russ December 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

It will not be Triplette because he did a game in Carolina in week 1. Parry is a strong possibility though.

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Nita December 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Hochuli is in Houston on the 22nd and New England on the 29th.

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SportingBecky December 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Thank u Nita….

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Nita December 16, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Your welcome.

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Justin December 16, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Who are the eligible refs for ARZ @ SEA?

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David December 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm

ARZ @ SEA: Green, McAulay, Triplette & Winter. McAulay is questionable, since he officiated the earlier SEA @ ARZ meeting in Week 7, while Triplette is eligible under a five-week rule (worked ARZ @ JAX in Week 11).

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David December 16, 2013 at 6:15 pm

As of this post, only Boger and Morelli are eligible for NYG @ DET.

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Paul December 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Bengals vs Vikings?

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Andy December 16, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Paul, your choices are: McAulay, Corrente, Winter, Boger, Green, Coleman, and Leavy.

Meanwhile, eligible referees for CLE-NYJ: Corrente, Vinovich, Winter, Parry, Morelli, Coleman.

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Andy December 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Oops, forgot about Coleman on MNF. Scratch him off the list.

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Nahtarian Warren December 16, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Who’s eligible for Cowboys@ Washington?

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Mark M December 17, 2013 at 11:28 am

Crews that work Redskins Home Games this year: CC, CB, JT, RW, EH, JB, JP
Less 5 Week Rule: WC, WA, SG, GS, TM
Eligible: MC (has not worked Redskins game since 08), PM, BL, BV

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Mark M December 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

Based on the conformation we are down to PM or BL for Cowboys at Redskins

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SaintswonSBXLIV December 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Youa are lucky as far as Mike Carey. He is awful, just awful!

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Michael December 16, 2013 at 10:32 pm

According to the Titans flip card, Bill Vinovich has that game

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Ken December 17, 2013 at 1:47 am

Vinovich is in Jacksonville. Confirmed!

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mr. bamboosaul December 17, 2013 at 12:22 am

Whoever is eligible for the Cowboys-Deadskins game will probably make sure the Cowboys come out on top, so that the Eagles game will be meaniful an flex to Sunday Nite. That is what I’m hope will happen. I think this time I think the Cowboys make the playoffs an may surprise once the playoffs begin. Anything can happen in the Playoffs. Go Cowboys!!

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Mark M December 20, 2013 at 12:43 am

If the lions lose to the Giants. Next weeks GB/Chicago game could be a flex candidate as well

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daveydy December 17, 2013 at 10:38 am

Bears @ Eagles..Some speculation. Either Scott Green or Ron Winter. SG has not done an Eagles game yet but did a Bears game several weeks ago. RW has not done a Bears game but did an Eagles game in week 1.

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Joe Platania December 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

Ahem… it won’t be Winter… see above…

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Mark December 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

Have we figured out who has Phi/Chi? If not, who is eligible?

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daveydy December 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Mark, SG & RW are the most eligible. Parry is also barely under the 6 week rule. Coleman hasn’t worked Da Bears yet but he’s worked the Eagles twice already.

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ADMINISTRATOR December 17, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Chicago @ Philly was already posted above – Mike Carey

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Mark December 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm

…by Lorenzo!

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ADMINISTRATOR December 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

CONFIRMED

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Lorenzo's Mum December 18, 2013 at 9:52 am

Lorenzo – Be quiet and go and tidy your room you silly boy. #sillyson

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SaintswonSBXLIV December 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Any word on whether Parry is doing Saints v. Panthers? I read that Boger was a possibility, but he did Saints-Cowboys all be it more than 5 weeks ago and has done a Panthers’ game, also more than 5 weeks ago.

I also read that Triplette’s crew was off this week. Is that true?

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David December 17, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Hochuli has indeed been confirmed for DEN @ HOU per the Broncos’ flipcard…http://media.denverbroncos.com/images/9008/Flipcards/131222_flipcard_Hou.pdf

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Gerardo Perez December 17, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Mike Carey’s Umpire Chad Brown #31 is listed on the flip card for the game. So that means Brown will be reuniting with Ed Hochuli after having been working with him for several years.

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Nancy Muttlemaier December 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Hi Folks! According to my informant, Boges will be working NYG-DET game. Can’t wait to share my information as I get it. It will be a winter wonderland watching the art of flag throwing this weekend. It’s better than Christmas! I just love hearing the Milkman call out “Holding, #72, 10 yard penalty, repeat 2nd down.” I love his southern accent. Sounds like he is saying ‘Hoeding!’

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T-Bone December 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

Why do they call him the Milkman

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Michael December 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Quit making fun of Ladies’ Man

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Mike December 19, 2013 at 2:22 pm

LOL Flags in the Winter in a Boger Game could be confused with Yellow Snow

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Joe83 December 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Hi Mickey:
Carl Cheffers’ Crew in Lambeua Field, December 22nd. (Pittsburgh Steelers @ Green Bay Packers), as RefFan posted. Happy Holidays to all you folks.

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Mike O December 18, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Thanks GO PACK GO Happy Holidays to you to

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RODDY December 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MIA@BUF?

THANKS IN ADVANCE

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David December 18, 2013 at 12:47 pm
Gerardo Perez December 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm

With that, Jeff Triplette’s crew should have the week off since they were the only crew left only having 1 week off after Bill Leavy and Walt Coleman were confirmed for assignments earlier.

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David December 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

If Triplette is indeed off, then ARZ @ SEA is down to only Green & McAulay.

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Shane Spencer December 18, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I hope it will be Scott Green.

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Drew Thurman December 18, 2013 at 10:09 pm

No, Triplette’s crew had the week off in Week 8

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Ben December 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Blakeman’s crew is in Western New York for Dolphins-Bills

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David December 18, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Well, with Joe Platania indicating Winter for NE @ BAL, this means that TB @ STL is down to only McAulay or Parry.

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David December 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

QUESTION: Has Carey been confirmed for CHI @ PHI, or was the earlier post confirmed by Lorenzo Antonio (disguised as an administrator)? Just wondering, because CHI @ PHI happens to be the only game that Carey is eligible for.

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David December 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

Well, never mind, looks like it is indeed confirmed.

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Mike O December 18, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Dose anyone know who has the Best Chance of refing TB@STL

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Drew Thurman December 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Triplette has never reffed a game in Seattle before

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Gerardo Perez December 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Triplette went to Seattle last year to do STL @ SEA in the final game of that season.

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Drew Thurman December 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Right but I’m saying Triplette has never reffed a game in Seattle this year

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Football-Ref-Mod December 19, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Triplette has never reffed in Seattle in the past three weeks. Ever.

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Drew Thurman December 19, 2013 at 6:34 pm

Triplette will be in Seattle next week

BOB THE ADMINISTRATOR December 18, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Boger in STL CAR OR SEA

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Mike O December 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm

No wrong Parry or TM proably Parry

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Bob the ADMINISTRATOR December 18, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Nope u r wrong Dumbass

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Mike O December 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Who r u even

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saintswonsbxliv December 18, 2013 at 11:25 pm

You mean Parry is doing the Saints v. Carolina game?

Lorenzo's Mum December 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

Ignore Bob the Administrator. He is Lorenzo. I’m thinking of putting a ban on his computer to stop his insolence.

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Mark December 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm

You know what? Lorenzo’s Mum is probably Lorenzo. Which means you have a really pathetic life if all you have to do is create random names and make fun of yourself…as yourself. Go see a therapist, whoever you are.

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Mike O December 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

No I’m ligit, you could be right though about Loernzo’s Mum

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Mike December 19, 2013 at 8:28 am

@saintswonsbxliv I’m going to the Game you might be right If thats the case confrim TM for TB@STL

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Chris December 19, 2013 at 10:51 am
Ref Fan December 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

MIN @ CIN is Green or McAulay

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Ref Fan December 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Isn’t Boger in Detroit?

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Scott December 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Per Jeff Fisher on his radio-show on Monday: Parry has TB vs. STL

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Ben December 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Jerome Boger is in Detroit for Giants-Lions.
John Parry is in St. Louis for Bucs-Rams.

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David December 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

That means Morelli is the only referee eligible for CLE @ NYJ.

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Gerardo Perez December 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

If Morelli gets that game, then Gene Steratore is only eligible for NO @ CAR because he is not eligible for ARI @ SEA (Worked 2 ARI Games), and MIN @ CIN (Worked at CIN Earlier).

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Ben December 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Scott Green: Cardinals-Seahawks

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Gerardo Perez December 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Then that means Terry McAulay has MIN @ CIN and Gene Steratore has NO @ CAR.

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Shane Spencer December 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm

My prediction for AZ @ SEA (Scott Green) is right!

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Mike December 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

confrimed TM MIN @ CIN

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Mike December 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Confrimed Boges in Det

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Ben December 19, 2013 at 3:22 pm

I think the remainder is academic, but I have confirmed Pete Morelli as this week’s Secaucus Seven (Browns vs. Jets)

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Tyler December 19, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Yup Boger is id DET

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Ben December 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

And McAulay in Cincinnati.

Leaves Steratore in Carolina, which is not a real leap to make. I think we’ve got this locked down

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Ben giving them the busines down their Dreith December 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

With all the missed calls coming this year Ben says you might as well bring back last years subs and give them the business so to speak.

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George W. Kauffman December 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

There should be NONE or very little controversy this weekend. Triplett’s NOT working …

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Tuxman22 December 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

What’s up with working on Pete Morelli crew? 1st his Umpire Darrell Jenkins has been injured so Butch Hannah (from Jeff Tripplette’s clue) steps in. About 3 minutes left in the 1st half he was helped off the field not to return.

What will happen next week if 2 Umps are needed and only 1 available as No sunday and only 1 crew off?

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Ben December 23, 2013 at 12:18 am

If there is a shortage at U, someone from another position will fill in, either directly from the bye crew or with some shuffling.

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Scott December 22, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Ron Winter looked confused at Ravens v. Patriots. At one point, he reversed a call after watching it on the scoreboard replay He changed a Ravens false start to an offsides on NE. I wouldn’t say he was biased – his calls were bizarre and some favored the Pats and some helped the Ravens. Frankly, he reminded me of my Dad when he was starting to show early signs of dementia.

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Terry December 23, 2013 at 8:42 am

He inexplicably reversed two calls after he already announced them and they had re-spotted the ball. The NFL should be embarrassed by that crew’s performance yesterday. And the Ravens should be embarrassed by their performance too. :(

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Matt December 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

Ron Winter is the absolute worst. While the Ravens played like garbage, Winter and his crew seemed completely lost with numerous botched calls and questionable penalties. They ultimately evened out so as not to favor one team over the other, but the fact that the NFL put such a poor, incompetent team on such a marquee late season game is embarrassing. The league should be putting its best refs on games like this, not one that felt it was necessary to throw over a dozen flags in the first half for tomatoey ticky tack penalties, grinding the game to a halt. Why this game was not assigned Ed Hochuli, Walt Anderson, Mike Carey, or Terry McAulay – who have not officiated a game for the Ravens this year – is beyond me. Ron Winter and his bungling crew should be working games like Browns/Jets at this point in the season, not a game with significant playoff implications.

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ac540 December 23, 2013 at 11:31 am

You cannot tell me that there is not one human being walking the face of this beautiful planet who could not do that job better than Ron Winter. As if there were any doubt, that which I predicted many times on this site happened. He is brutal, and the NFL should be ashamed of his assignment to a game with so much on the line.

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Michael December 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

When games are assigned the league does not know which games will have playoff implications. Even if officials only get their schedules 4 weeks in advance the limitations regarding the frequency a crew can work a team limits which crews are eligible to work which games. Personally I think Weeks 14-17 (maybe 15-17 if 4 weeks is a bit much) should be exempt from the crew scheduling rules (except for rules regarding number of bye weeks for crews) so that the league can assign the best crews (not necessarily the best officials at each position, but the crews that work best together) to the games with the most playoff implications so someone like John Parry and crew can work a big game rather than Tampa Bay @ St. Louis (Jeff Triplette or Walt Coleman can officiate that game)

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Matt December 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

There’s a reason NE/BAL was initially scheduled as a week 16 prime time game. That’s the same reason Winter and the rest of his bumbling, stumbling crew should not have been assigned this game.

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ac540 December 23, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I’m sure the multi-billion dollar NFL can at least have a clue, even as far as 4 weeks in advance, which games might just mean a little bit. Regardless, Winter is incompetent and pardon me if it seems a little more than coinceidence that he has been assigned (and subsequently had direct impact on) two BAL vs NE games over the past 3 years. If the league likes to assign Steratore to the DEN vs NE (read Peter Kiing’s series on the refs), it surely can do better than this dolt for NE vs BAL.

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Old Ref December 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Steratore and his whole crew don’t deserve a playoff game. They were terrible in the NO-CAR. game. They cost NO the game. Walt Coleman deserves the Super Bowl. He has done a great job this year.

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