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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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Comments

Since: Oct 3, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Quit crying. The refs and the Commish have been pretty consistent throwing flags and fining people who make those kind of hits throughout the season.  Harrison needs to adjust just like everyone else has.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

No, no, no.  GODell holds the monopoly of handing out fines, although the refs have thrown four flags on field already for Harrison coming down with too much of weight while walking on the field.  Fines are expected, though.  GODell is licking his chops to stop Ben and the Steelers from winning the Super Bowl.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

They should have brought Phil Luckett out of retirement, he always did a great job.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

If they are worried about chemistry but want to keep the current system of rewarding individuals then why don't they create four all-star crews for the playoffs and then just choose the best one after the conference championships?  I should be the commissioner.



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

Soory Mr. Phg. The Commish issues fines, not officiating crews.



Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced







WHO CARES!!!!!!




Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Super Bowl officiating crew announced

I believe that the officiating crew just fined James Harrison $50,000.


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