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Mail-it-in Friday: Which NFL people would you like to see fight?

Football is a violent game, but this is ridiculous. We've seen training-camp scuffles break out between teammates in the past, and we usually don't pay attention. It's hot, sweaty, people are wearing heavy equipment and things happen. But Cam Newton brawling with a teammate? Geno Smith having his jaw broken by someone in his own locker room? Dude ... not cool. We'll get into all...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL Making Game Ball Rule Changes After Deflategate

If there was one guaranteed outcome from the Deflatefate scandal, it was rule changes to game-ball preparation on the day of games. There needs to be one system of rules for how the balls are prepared, stored and monitored before and during the games, and it appears the NFL is trying to make this a reality. According to Mike Pereira of FOX Sports, some of the rule changes include...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL tweaks wording in attempt to clarify 'Dez Bryant Rule'

The good news is the NFL is rewording one of its most confusing rules. The bad news, though, is the rule’s still kind of confusing. The rule about what constitutes a catch, which once was referred to as the “Calvin Johnson rule,” and now may be known as the “Dez Bryant rule,” has been tweaked by the NFL. Arguably the most notable instance of the rule came last season...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira gives final ruling on Dez Bryant's non-catch vs. Packers

One of the biggest controversies came at the most crucial moments during last year's playoffs.  With the Dallas Cowboys facing fourth down and a little over four minutes remaining, quarterback Tony Romo threw a 31-yard pass down the left sideline to wide receiver Dez Bryant. Bryant grabbed the ball with both hands, took two steps before falling to the ground, squirting the ball...
Via Fox Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle takes a shot at Michael Sam, female official

It was only a matter of time before NFL personalities voiced their opinions about the hiring of the league’s first female official. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ Sen’Derrick Marks was one of the first to let his feelings be known to the world. The defensive tackle and leader in sacks for the team had a few things to say on the subject and about Michael Sam being the first openly...
Via cover32
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fox Sports hires Andy Petree as NASCAR rules analyst

Mike Pereira has inspired another spinoff. Fox Sports will be bringing the rules analyst position, revolutionized by former NFL officiating czar Pereira, to NASCAR.  The network has hired former ESPN lead analyst and NASCAR crew chief Andy Petree to the “newly created on-air position” for the new NASCAR season. Details from the Fox Sports announcement: FOX Sports on Tuesday...
Via Awful Announcing
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Refs Botch Roughing The Kicker Penalty Early In Super Bowl XLIX (GIF)

The Seattle Seahawks were fortunate to keep possession after the New England Patriots’ first drive of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday night. The officials made an incorrect ruling on Ryan Allen’s first punt after the Seattle Seahawks’ Jeron Johnson made contact with the Patriots punter after the ball was kicked. The correct call would have been roughing the kicker — a 15-yard...
Via NESN.com
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira analyzes all the calls in Super Bowl 49

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all offseason. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Super Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Week 16's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can't see the...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

"Mike Pereira Real-Time Analysis" Sports Emmy Awards Submission

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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira analyzes all of championship weekend action

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand for the championship round, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on this weekend's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two...
Via Fox Sports
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira's final word on Dez Bryant: 'Nobody likes this rule' but that was not a catch

The Dez Bryant catch controversy isn't going away, but if there's one person qualified to settled the debate once and for all, it is FOX NFL rules expert Mike Pereira. Bryant's overturned, fourth-quarter, fourth-down catch has put the terms "process of the catch" and "going to the ground" at the forefront of the Packers' 26-21 win over the Cowboys on Sunday. But Pereira, in the video...
Via Fox Sports
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: NFL rules analyst breaks down divisional round Sunday

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand for the divisional round, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on this weekend's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pereira: NFL rules expert analyzes divisional round Saturday

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand for the divisional round, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Saturday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on this weekend's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two...
Via Fox Sports
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Vanishing PI aids Cowboys; penalties way up otherwise

Officiating prompted conversation and consternation all season in the NFL, so why should the playoffs - particularly the pass interference call that was, then suddenly wasn't, in the Cowboys' wild-card win over the Lions - be any different? There's actually something ironic about such a ruckus raised by what wound up being a no-call, given that the competition committee's extra emphasis...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Referee Explains Decision To Take Back Cowboys’ Pass Interference Call

The Detroit Lions felt they were slighted by the referees in their NFC Wild Card loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, and they (sort of) received an explanation. Midway through the fourth quarter with the Lions leading 20-17, referee Pete Morelli announced a defensive pass interference call on the Cowboys, only to immediately reverse it. The non-call forced Detroit to punt, and...
Via NESN.com
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ref Calls Late-Game Pass Interference On Cowboys, Picks Up Flag (Video)

The Dallas Cowboys’ win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday came with plenty of controversy. The ‘Boys rallied from a 10-point deficit at halftime to pull out a 24-20 NFC Wild Card Game victory, but they did it thanks in part to a pass interference call midway through the fourth quarter that was mysteriously taken back. Detroit held a 20-17 lead and faced a third-and-1 at the Dallas...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Cowboys Beat Lions After Controversial Call, Head to Lambeau

In the best playoff game of the weekend, the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Detroit Lions 24-20 in a NFC Wild Card Playoff game in Dallas on Sunday evening. However, it wasn’t without controversy. With Detroit leading by three points and just over eight minutes remaining, officials called rookie Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens for pass interference, which would have set the Lions...
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January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Unofficially official: Mike Pereira previews today's game on FOX

Here's a viewer's guide to what you need to know about the referee and the crew calling Sunday's NFL playoff game on FOX. DETROIT (11-5) AT DALLAS (12-4), 4:40 P.M. ET Broadcast team: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers. Referee: Pete Morelli. He is the principal of St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif. Morelli came into the league in 1997 from the Western Athletic...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ask Mike: NFL rules analyst breaks down Wild Card Saturday

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown during Wild Card weekend. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Saturday's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can...
Via Fox Sports
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Imig's Dec. 31 Packers mailbag

It's time for this week's edition of the Packers mailbag ... Question: I (probably along with many others), completely disagree with Mike Pereira's assessment of Ndamukong Suh stomping on Rodger's leg. Clearly he stepped back, realized he was not stepping on grass, and stomped down. Regardless, he just did the exact same thing in the Bears game the previous week. My question boils...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly Hall: Stafford got stepped on, no one cared

Kelly Hall, the girlfriend of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, came to the defense of Ndamukong Suh with an Instagram post on Tuesday. Hall posted an article from The Detroit News that included a quote from FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira, in which Pereira said he does not believe a one-game suspension would have...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ask Mike: Our NFL rules guru breaks down Week 17

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all season. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Week 16's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can't see the live chat...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Unofficially official: Mike Pereira previews Week 17 on FOX

Here's a viewer's guide to what you need to know about the referees and their crews who are calling today's games on FOX. There are eight games on the schedule in Week 17 for FOX, highlighted by the Detroit at Green Bay game at 4:25 pm ET, with the winner capturing the NFC North.  DALLAS (11-4) AT WASHINGTON (4-11), 1 PM ET BROADCAST TEAM: Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch REFEREE...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Unofficially official: Mike Pereira previews Week 16 on FOX

Here's a viewer's guide to what you may not know -- but need to -- heading into Week 16. You'll also get some inside knowledge of the referees and their crews who are calling today's games on FOX. The early games are highlighted by Detroit and Chicago, where Jimmy Clausen gets the start at quarterback for a benched Jay Cutler, while there's only one late game on FOX this week,...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira breaks down Week 16

It's no secret that officiating has been a hot talking point all seaspm. With FOX Sports rules analyst Mike Pereira on hand, follow all of the questionable rulings and flags thrown on Sunday. Pereira, who retired as the vice president of officiating in 2009, offers an informed look on Week 16's slate. Stick around, you might just learn a thing or two. (If you can't see the live chat...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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