Week 14

THU, DEC 8
Cleveland at Pittsburgh – Tony Corrente’s crew, led by Ed Hochuli

SUN, DEC 11
Houston at Cincinnati – Ed Hochuli
Minnesota at Detroit – John Parry
Oakland at Green Bay – Pete Morelli
New Orleans at Tennessee – Mike Carey
Philadelphia at Miami – Ron Winter
Kansas City at NY Jets – Terry McAulay
New England at Washington – Jeff Triplette
Atlanta at Carolina – Walt Anderson
Tampa Bay at Jacksonville – Jerome Boger
Indianapolis at Baltimore – Clete Blakeman
Chicago at Denver – Carl Cheffers
San Francisco at Arizona – Al Riveron
Buffalo at San Diego – Gene Steratore

NY Giants at Dallas – Scott Green

MON, DEC 12
St. Louis at Seattle – Bill Leavy

Off: Walt Coleman

Comments

  1. SCHEDULING CHANGE: The kickoff for the Raiders-Packers game has been moved to 4:15 p.m. EST (3:15 p.m. CST).

  2. Iam terribly sorry about Corrente. We can only pray that he will recover,

  3. Good guess for Thursday Night Game Jeff Triplette

  4. Preth, I need a ruling…The card says Leavy again, but that would be his third Steelers game, only his second at home. Do the rules allow for this type of thing. BTW…his normal crew is listed as well.

    • If his normal crew is listed, it can’t be right. Maximum two regular season games with regular crews (already done two PIT, two CLE), plus he worked PIT (at CIN) too recently.

      • Stay tuned for updates to the card. I’m sure some lackey was told to punch out the card fast since it’s a Thursday game and forgot the zebras.

    • First game for Leavy in Seattle since Superbowl 40

      • Thanks, Thomas. It was the logical next step for Leavy, after he began working Seahawks road games in recent years.

    • Leavy’s first game in Seattle since 2003

      • The fans might give him a bit of a razzing, but I think there is only one actual player left on the Seahawks roster from that Super Bowl. Really shouldn’t be much of an issue.

        I do wonder, has Coleman ever worked a Raiders game since the famous “tuck rule” playoff game? I remember they mentioned this a couple years ago, is it still the case?

        • No, he hasn’t. However, there is some speculation that he may begin working Raiders games again in the near future, after the recent death of Al Davis.

          I don’t know whether or not there’s any truth to that speculation.

  5. Joe Platania says:

    My ref source with the Ravens talked to me today and here’s the entry coming later in the blog…

    Second-year referee and former Big 12 Conference official Clete Blakeman will take charge of this Sunday’s Colts-Ravens game.

    Blakeman’s first-ever Ravens game took place earlier this year in Week Two at Tennessee, when the team committed seven penalties to the Titans’ six in the home team’s 26-13 win.

    With this assignment, he becomes the fourth different referee to have two Ravens games this year, following Gene Steratore, Jeff Triplette, Ron Winter and Scott Green.

    Just like last week’s referee, Ed Hochuli, Blakeman is an attorney by trade. Blakeman is in his fourth year as an NFL official and is a University of Nebraska graduate.

  6. Hochuli is in Cincinati th4e 11th of Dec.

    • With his regular crew?

      • SportingBecky says:

        Is R-85 filling in for a someone?

        • Probably not, but he has only had one of his scheduled weeks off so far, so I’m just double-checking. The second should happen before the end of the year, and when it does, he’ll probably spend it filling in for someone.

        • He did the Thursday Night game too-originally it said Boger was working that game.

      • I’ am not sure Preth. I didn’t think to ask him. Howevewr he is supposed to be off on the 18, I think.

        • Okay. Thanks as always, Nita.

        • Thought you knew Ed Hochuli?

          • I do so whats your point????I know Chad Brown the umpire to and several others and several past officials also.

        • In response to Preth I know that was old news but was just saying that originally I saw that Boger was the ref for Thursday. I also try not to look at comments on here on purpose sometimes, so as not to know too many referee assignments before Gameday, lol. Then at the end of the week I will look at all the comments. I’d prefer to only know a few assignments beforehand.

          • Ah, gotcha. No problem. Boger was on the list because two different people posted that he’d be working that game, without providing a source. I was able to disprove it several hours before gametime, and changed it.

  7. Brad Biggs says Carl Cheffers will work Bears-Broncos.

    http://twitter.com/#!/BradBiggs/status/143814185548128256

  8. Any news on the Sunday night game?

    • Soon.

    • The Giants haven’t had either of the Walt’s, Coleman or Anderson, yet this year, so I was thinking it might be one of them. But I’m not sure what either of their statuses are as far as being eligible to work Cowboys games. Just a thought, I don’t have any inside news or anything.

      • Walt Coleman’s crew is ineligible for Dallas games for the remainder of the season

        The referees eligible for SNF based on my notes are: Anderson, Green, McAulay, and Parry

        McAulay and Parry have already worked in Dallas this year (although that is not a total prohibition against working there again) and Anderson worked MNF this week and rarely works home games of Texas based teams. That leaves Scott Green

  9. In Tennessee: Mike Carey

  10. Hi Mickey:
    Confirm. Carl Cheffers’ crew in Invesco Field, Sunday Dec. 11 (Chicago Bears @ Denver Broncos).

  11. What happened to Tony Corrente?

    • Tony is currently undergoing various treatments for cancer. We all wish him the best.

      • for the record, I don’t know him, so I’m not sure why I said “Tony”…Mr. Corrente is more appropriate I presume

      • This is a real shame. Corrente was easily at the top of his game and was one of the best officials in the NFL. Praying for his recovery.

  12. In Dallas: Scott Green

    Great to see him back.

  13. Source?

  14. Who has the Oakland @ Green Bay game ?

  15. Thanks for information Perth.

  16. Not to go off topic, Gener Steratore is in Jersey right now refing the Seton Hall vs. NJIT basketball game at the Prudential Center

  17. Morelli in Green Bay from BTFS

  18. Boger is in Pittsburgh

  19. not to rehash old news, however, all of Triplette’s calls were on point except the one to the face. He is one of the best in his field.

    • Happy Fan says:

      Triplette doesn’t even know the OT rules and complains about working in the rain, like he did in the 2010 preseason.

      • That’s a ridiculous argument. Of course he knows the rules. He said them correctly on multiple previous occasions.

        • SportingBecky says:

          What about Triplette and the kickoff 2011? Uggghhhhh…. not being negative, but this happened.

          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 Johnson, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, put a stop to it via a phone call to the Soldier Field press box.

        • Yes, that happened. Maybe he allowed it, maybe he forgot the rule had been changed, maybe he didn’t realize the ball position was wrong.

          Either way, it was a preseason game and I’m certain that incident is in the past.

    • Triplette blew the Greg Jennings TD catch, he never had full possession of the ball before going across the end line. That was pretty obvious.

      An argument can also be made that Jake Ballard’s knee came down in bounds on the catch in the end zone, that Triplette upheld as no catch. A photo on the cover of the NY Post from the Fox telecast showed Ballard’s knee down in bounds.

      Which you can see here: http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/giants_coughlin_sick_over_photo_yRluVuH9G4xpybPBTkLkEL

      There were a number of other questionable calls and non-calls during the game by members of his crew. They did not have a good game. I agree with those that say Triplette is a good ref. But he had a bad game this past Sunday. It happens.

  20. I agree with you Preth, why are we so quick to bring up games in the past (especially pregames) that don’t have any bearing on the standings now. We ALL make mistakes, can we quit persecuting these guys for past errors. GEEEEZZZZZ!

    • Happy Fan says:

      Some are worse than others. And officials complaining and cussing about working in the rain should not be tolerated by the league office.

  21. SportingBecky says:

    Preseason, Regular Games & Postseason Games do play a part for all NFL Officials. They are graded on every play/every down no matter what time of the year it is for them! It has a bearing on their standings!

    • Yes. And I’m sure that incident impacted his postseason odds to some degree.

      Please note – I don’t think he’s amongst the top half of current NFL officials. However, I think it’s ridiculous to claim that he doesn’t know the correct OT rules.

  22. th3eres still the thing of forgiving and forgetting….

  23. SportingBecky says:

    Bill Vinovich still works for the NFL…… Regional Supervisor West Coast

    • Yes. Problems of heart cut his career in the top. He was some years Video Replay Official and now is a Supervisor, as SportingBecky says.

  24. Happy Fan says:

    So what’s with the random changes with Jerome Boger this week?

    • Nothing random about them. Dane Clement said the ref was Boger, and I was suspicious, so I asked him for a source. Never got one.

      Then Leroy said it was Boger yesterday morning, so with two different people telling me the same thing, I went with it.

      This afternoon, I had evidence that it was Corrente’s crew led by Hochuli, so I changed it. Simple as that.

      • SportingBecky says:

        Thank u Preth for the info….. here & on Twitter. Sounds like the NFL can always count on R-85 Ed Hochuli to come in as a Substitute….. I sure hope R-85 is around for another 7 yrs!

  25. By process of elimination and 5/6 week rule, Winter in Miami.

  26. This has nothing to do with the refs , but I am surprised that the Houston at Cincinnati and the Buffalo at San Diego games will both be blacked out as per 506.com

  27. bengals4fan4 says:

    If Ed Hocholi did the Browns-Steelers game, will he still do the Bengals game on sunday?

  28. Jeff Triplette has NE at WSH. Confirmed via Flip Card and media notes at Redskins Park.

  29. The last two games belong to Winter and Riveron, in some order. We probably won’t know which is which until PHI-MIA gametime.

  30. Preth, Sorry I didn’t get it posted that Hochuli was doing last nights game. But I see you had it anyway. I’ve been busy with a family funeral and haven’t been on computer much.

  31. Ron Winters will be the referee for the PHI-MIA game.

  32. It’s Ron Winter (PHI-MIA)

  33. Sal Martino says:

    Which college conferences have been assigned to work the 2011-2012 bowl games?

    • from BTFS (from refstripes)

      Preth may want to move this around, I’m not sure if there is an area for college general talk, but i’m just replying to Sal’s question

      2011‐12 Conference Bowl Assignments

      BOWL SITE TEAMS OFFICIALS
      Saturday, December 17th
      New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque Temple v. Wyoming Big East
      Idaho Potato Bowl Boise Ohio v. Utah State SEC
      New Orleans Bowl New Orleans La.‐Laf. v. San Diego St Big 12

      Tuesday, December 20th
      St. Petersburg Bowl (Beef O’Brady) St. Petersburg Fl. Int v. Marshall SEC

      Wednesday, December 21st
      Poinsettia Bowl San Diego La. Tech v. TCU Big 10

      Thursday, December 22nd
      Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas Arizona St. v. Boise St. ACC

      Saturday, December 24th
      Hawaii Bowl Honolulu Nevada v. Sou. Miss. MWC

      Monday, December 26th
      Independence Bowl Shreveport Missouri v. N. Carolina Big 10

      Tuesday, December 27th
      Little Caesars Bowl Detroit W. Mich. v.Purdue WAC
      Belk Bowl Charlotte Louisville v. NC State WAC

      Wednesday, December 28th
      Military Bowl Washington DC Toledo v. Air Force Sun Belt
      Holiday Bowl San Diego Calif. v. Texas SEC

      Thursday, December 29th
      Champs Sports Bowl Orlando Fl. St v. Note Dame Big 12
      Alamo Bowl San Antonio Wash. v. Baylor ACC

      Friday, December 30th
      Armed Forces Bowl Dallas BYU v. Tulsa MAC
      Pinstripe Bowl New York City Rutgers v. Iowa State C‐USA
      Music City Bowl Nashville Wake v. Miss. St. MAC
      Insight Bowl Tempe Iowa v. Oklahoma PAC‐12

      Saturday, December 31st
      Meineke Car Care of Texas Bowl Houston Texas A&M v. N’West. MWC
      Hyundai Sun Bowl El Paso Ga. Tech v. Utah C‐USA
      Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl San Francisco Illinois v. UCLA Sun Belt
      Liberty Bowl Memphis Cinci v. Vanderbilt PAC‐12
      Chick‐Fil‐A Bowl Atlanta Virginia v. Auburn Big East

      Monday, January 2nd
      TicketCity Bowl Dallas Houston v. Penn State Big East
      Capital One Bowl Orlando Neb. v. S. Caro. Big East
      Gator Bowl Jacksonville Ohio State v. Florida MWC
      Outback Bowl Tampa Mich. St. v. Georgia C‐USA
      Rose Bowl BCS Pasadena Wisc. V. Oregon ACC
      Fiesta Bowl BCS Phoenix OK St. v. Stanford SEC

      Tuesday, January 3rd
      Sugar Bowl BCS New Orleans Mich. v. Virginia Tech PAC‐12

      Wednesday, January 4th
      Orange Bowl BCS Miami West Va. v. Clemson Big 10

      Friday, January 6th
      Cotton Bowl Arlington TX Kan. St. v. Arkansas Big 10

      Saturday, January 7th
      BBVA Compass Bowl Birmingham SMU v. Pittsburgh Big 12

      Sunday, January 8th
      GoDaddy.com Bowl Mobile Ark. St. vs. N. Ill. ACC

      Monday, January 9th
      NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP BCS New Orleans LSU v. Alabama Big 12

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