Tag Archives: officiating

Pereira on NFL rules

Each week throughout the NFL season, Mike Pereira, the league’s former vice president of officiating, will answer readers’ questions about officiating and league rules. If the ball has already been…

Goalkeeper Zach Richter keeps his feet in soccer

Zach Richter’s dream of being a professional soccer player took a hit when he broke his back after his junior season at Naperville Central. Richter, 22, became a referee and…

Let the players play, and get out of the way

“It’s unfortunate, because the only way you can beat the Patriots is if you take four of their top offensive players off the field, the officials have their hand in…

How to fix the NFL’s horrible officiating

Monday night saw the umpteenth and umpteenth plus one officiating controversies of the 2015 NFL season, as an inadvertent whistle stopped what might have been a Danny Amendola touchdown and…