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TailgateMel
01-21-2009, 02:20 PM
This isn't a thread to bag on the refs or to try to pre-blame the refs for bad calls.. I'm just bringing some stats here about the ref crew that have been assigned for the superbowl:

* Referee: 77 - Terry McAulay
* Umpire: 102 - Bruce Stritesky
* Head Linesman: 48 - Jim Mello
* Line Judge: 84 - Mark Steinkerchner
* Field Judge: 80 - Greg Gautreaux
* Side Judge: 72 - Michael Banks
* Back Judge: 133 - Steve Freeman



Terry McAulay is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since 1998. Since joining the NFL, McAulay has officiated Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, two conference championship games, one divisional game, and one wildcard game. McAulay began his career in the NFL at the side judge position, but was promoted to referee starting with the 2001 NFL season. He wears the uniform number 77.


In 2008... The Steelers had this crew only once, and the Cardinals did not have this crew at all... here are the penalties in the one game we had this crew
Week 1: Steelers vs. Texans:
PENALTY on PIT-51-J.Farrior, Defensive Offside, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 43 - No Play.
Penalty on HOU-24-CC.Brown, Face Mask (15 Yards), offsetting, enforced at PIT 24 - No Play
Penalty on PIT-86-H.Ward, Offensive Pass Interference, offsetting.
PENALTY on HOU-99-T.Johnson, Face Mask (15 Yards), 13 yards, enforced at HOU 26.
PENALTY on HOU-89-D.Anderson, Offensive Pass Interference, 10 yards, enforced at HOU 33 - No Play.
PENALTY on HOU-98-A.Weaver, Defensive Holding, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 39.
Penalty on HOU-76-D.Brown, Face Mask (15 Yards), declined.
PENALTY on HOU-11-A.Davis, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at PIT 19 - No Play.
PENALTY on PIT-25-R.Clark, Defensive Pass Interference, 19 yards, enforced at PIT 24 - No Play.
PENALTY on HOU-76-D.Brown, Tripping, 10 yards, enforced at PIT 5 - No Play.
PENALTY on PIT-50-L.Foote, Defensive Pass Interference, 5 yards, enforced at HOU 49 - No Play.


Penalties called in superbowl 39 (Patriots vs. Eagles)
PENALTY on NE-M.Light, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NE 44 - No Play.
PENALTY on NE-B.Gorin, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NE 35 - No Play.
PENALTY on NE-R.Colvin, Unnecessary Roughness, 9 yards, enforced at NE 17.
PENALTY on NE-R.Phifer, Illegal Contact, 5 yards, enforced at NE 24 - No Play.
Penalty on PHI-J.Runyan, Illegal Formation, declined
PENALTY on NE-D.Davis, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at NE 23.
PENALTY on PHI-J.Thomason, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at PHI 29.
Penalty on PHI-J.Kearse, Defensive Holding, declined
PENALTY on NE-D.Reid, Offensive Holding, 8 yards, enforced at NE 16.
PENALTY on PHI-S.Brown, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at PHI 36
PENALTY on NE-T.Brown, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at NE 34 - No Play.
PENALTY on PHI-C.Simon, Roughing the Passer, 15 yards, enforced at PHI 31.

TackleMeBen
01-21-2009, 03:20 PM
they look pretty even to me, based on what you posted. at least this way maybe the cards wont be whining like the seahawks fan.

TailgateMel
01-21-2009, 03:36 PM
More stats about the crew that I found...

through week 15 their stats were:

His stats, then average for all crews in parenthesis)

McAulay, Terry
Penalties accepted per game: 11.5 (11.5)
Penaltie yards accepted per game: 90 (91)
Yards per penalty accepted: 7.9 (7.9)
Total poins scored: 41.3 (44.0)
% home win rate: 69% (57)

However... the stats for the Titans-Ravens game that he reffed were such:

Penalties accepted per game: 20
Penaltie yards accepted per game: 129
Yards per penalty accepted: 6.5
Total poins scored: 23
% home win rate: 0%

BlastFurnace
01-21-2009, 03:41 PM
Just as long as it isn't Ron Winter, Peter Morelli, or Jeff Tripplett...I'm good with it.

Cheppy
01-21-2009, 03:44 PM
I wish Bill Leavy got the gig. He's the only zebra I can stomach.

jjpro11
01-21-2009, 04:47 PM
i was at the texans game and also taped it.. i remember the Ward OPI call as being the bad call of the game. everything else seemed ok.

St33lersguy
01-21-2009, 05:55 PM
refs suck. They all do. All they do is have an unfair impact on the game. I wish there was no refs

westcoastransplant
01-21-2009, 06:25 PM
The only good official is an invisible official. If they do their job correctly, you shouldn't notice them.

Preacher
01-21-2009, 11:43 PM
Actually I like it. Notice how many offensive holdings he has called.

Maybe Harrison won't get mugged on every play.

TheSteelCurtain
01-21-2009, 11:49 PM
Terry Mccaulley is the Head of the Big East Referee Association.


1 Point Steelers.

haha, maybee not.

tony hipchest
01-22-2009, 12:00 AM
what? no phil luckett?