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Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Posted on: February 3, 2011 11:23 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Congratulations to Walt Anderson. The veteran official has been announced as the referee for Super Bowl XLV.
W. Anderson (US Presswire)
Super Bowl assignments are based on merit. The league chooses the highest rated official among those who have at least five years of experience and have worked a playoff game. This will be Anderson’s second Super Bowl, though first as the top man in charge (he worked Super Bowl XXXV as a lines judge).

The other members of the Super Bowl XLV officiating crew are Chad Brown (umpire), Kent Payne (head linesman), John Hussey (line judge), Doug Rosenbaum (field judge), Mike Weatherford (side judge) and Scott Helverson (back judge). The Super Bowl XLV officiating crew collectively has 77 years of NFL officiating experience and 53 combined playoff game assignments.

It’s worth noting that Super Bowl crews are All-Star teams. In other words, it’s the highest rated official at each position, rather than the highest rated crew altogether. Critics of this formula have argued that All-Star crews are less effective because they have not honed their chemistry and teamwork throughout the season.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:57 am
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

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Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: February 4, 2011 10:48 am
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

 "been pretty consistent throwing flags and fining people" - Yes and I have some waterfront property for sale - cheap!  C'mon . . . It took at least 5 or 6 weeks for the officials to get anywhere close to being on the same page and I don't think they ever got there.  I just hope the players decide the game and not the zebras with the yellow laundry. 



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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 10:54 pm
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Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Damn it, Dan Rooney paid Ed Hoculi on Tuesday. Better transfer funds.



Since: Jan 10, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Let's hope we finally have referee without one of the following:
<> A vacation home on the Allegheny
<> An uncle that once lived next to Mean Joe Greene
<> A patent on the new "Rooney Rocker" snow sled
<> A man-crush on Mewelde Moore




Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:31 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Kind of like the Steelers win against the Seahawks. They really tried to take it from them there. Right brised?


Kinda like they tried to against the Colts earlier in that playoff season, but hey, who's keeping track?  Thank god for drunk kickers !




Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced




Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

@ irregardless. James Harrison a sissy? Why don't you step on the field and let him change your opinion. This man is a warrior and has the work ethic of a Jerry Rice. He is the best LB in the NFL hands down and the most feared pass rusher the game today. If the rules have been in place for years why did the NFL just start enforcing them? Oh, player safety. More like the NFL wants to protect itself against law suits from players when they retire. You must be a bitter Chargers fan whose team fails year after year because they can't figure out how to win when the season starts or in meaningful road playoff games.



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Asking a Steeler fan to quit crying is like asking grass to stop being green, or the sky to stop being blue. Sure there are certain times it could happen, just not very likely.

James Harrison just needs to man up and play the game within the rules that have been in place for years. He is just too stupid, and too big of a sissy to play like a man.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Kind of like the Steelers win against the Seahawks. They really tried to take it from them there. Right brised?


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