Referees

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Daily Madden: Why NFL Refs Are Throwing More Flags

In the first weekend of regular season NFL action, the officials were throwing more flags at the line of scrimmage and in the secondary.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/08/2014

Referee Mark Geiger gestures during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Chile at Maracana on June 18, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

USA’s Mark Geiger Among 5 World Cup Referees Whose Names Fans Should Know

An American soccer referee is drawing accolades for his performances in the white-hot spotlight glare of the World Cup in Brazil and is inserting himself among the list of better-known referees for casual World Cup fans.

06/20/2014

An official looks on as Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers gets upended by NaVorro Bowman #53 and Ray McDonald #91 of the San Francisco 49ers during the game at Candlestick Park on September 8, 2013. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

Analysis: NFL Says 2 Wrongs=Right In Officiating At 49ers-Packers Game

Reversing several centuries of accumulated wisdom, the NFL ruled Monday that two wrongs sometime do make a right.

09/10/2013

San Diego Chargers v Oakland Raiders

NFL Refs Approve Deal, Ready For Sunday Games

When the Raiders and the 49ers play on Sunday, the referees will not be replacements. NFL officials ended their labor dispute with the league by approving a new eight-year contract with a 112-5 vote Saturday.

09/29/2012

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots yells at an official following an offensive interference penalty against the Patriots in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

GameDay: Instant Replay On NFL Officials Debacle

One more note on replacement officials, and let this be a memo to management everywhere.

09/28/2012

An NFL referee (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Opinion: The NFL Is Ruining Its Own Brand With Cheap Replacement Refs

Want to know what a company looks like when it fires all its experienced workers and hires on cheap replacements? Watch last night’s embarrassment of a game between Green Bay and Seattle. But this is about more than just a game. This is about a trend in our national economy where trained professionals are cast aside for inferior workers.

09/25/2012

Two officials signal two different calls following a desperation throw to the end zone during the game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on September 24, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: ‘That’s Not NFL Football’

An apparent botched call by NFL replacement refs gave the Seattle Seahawks a last second 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers Monday night. “It can’t continue to go on this way,” said John Madden.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/25/2012

A referee  signals a safety after an intentional grounding call against Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: NFL Players Won’t Walk For Refs

DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told SI.com he wouldn’t rule out a players’ strike in support of locked out referees. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that won’t happen.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/29/2012

John Madden (KCBS)

Daily Madden: Coaches Vs. Referees

John Madden talked about finding NCAA games on TV, coaches griping to referees, and disappointment in the NFL.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/16/2011

Pac-12 Athletic Conference (CBS graphic)

Pac-12 Dumps 11 Football Refs, Hires 16 New Ones

It was announced that the Pac-10 conference was replacing 11 officials with 16 new ones for the first season of Pac-12 play.

CBS San Francisco–03/03/2011

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