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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,...
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17 hours ago  |  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...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pereira: Why Rey Maualuga was penalized for taunting Johnny Manziel

Well, we knew this was coming. If Johnny Manziel flopped in his debut, his haters were going to hate. And that's exactly what happened. Manziel was tormented by the Bengals defense, and after several sacks, they taunted him. Rey Maualuga was one of those very happy Bengals defenders, but he drew a 15-yard taunting penalty. Mike Pereira explains why in the video above.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira basically calls Bills fans idiots over “fist bump”

If you watched the Buffalo Bills/Denver Broncos game you would feel like the referees were doing their best to screw the Bills. Nickell Robey the Bills defensive back was called for a pass interference call when he did not touch Wes Welker. He actually made an amazing play. Lee Smith the Bills tight end was […] The post Mike Pereira basically calls Bills fans idiots over “fist...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira, Former VP Of NFL Officiating: Jameis Winston Should’ve Been Ejected For Contact With Ref

Jameis Winston made contact with an official during today’s Florida State-Boston College game. In the third quarter of the contest, Winston, appearing to want to get a play off before the Golden Eagles’ defense was set, attempted to shove a referee out of his way.  Winston was not flagged for the act and the announcers for ABC’s telecast of the game made light of the contact...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The SEC offices were not thrilled with Mike Pereira’s ‘mystery man’ comments

If you have been watching both college and NFL football this season, you probably have noticed former VP of NFL officiating Mike Pereira show up and give his opinion on calls that are under review. Pereira was critical of the officiating in the SEC earlier in the season, but now he has taken his criticism a step further. Pereira believes there is a mystery man who is helping the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Calls Mike Pereira’s Officiating Claims ‘Irresponsible’ In Blunt Statement

SEC called Mike Pereira's officiating claims "irresponsible" in a very blunt statement.
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NFL VP Of Officiating Mike Pereira On End Of FSU vs. ND: “It Was The Right Call”

If you somehow missed it, the end to Saturday night’s game between Florida State and Notre Dame was highly controversial. The Irish scored what appeared to be the go-ahead touchdown with just 13 seconds to play, but had it called back for an offensive pass interference call on sophomore wide receiver William Fuller. The call was tough to swallow for Notre Dame fans, many who believe...
Via College Spun
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Carey’s CBS debut was a little stiff

CBS Sports finally went the Mike Pereira route this year by hiring a full-time former official to be their rules expert.  Former referee Mike Carey made his debut on Sunday… and it’s apparent he has a ways to go before he becomes as comfortable on TV as Pereira. Here was his first interaction with the top broadcast team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms from the CBS studio.  As far...
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September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pereira Takes Issue With Fake Punt Forward Progress Ruling In Chiefs-Chargers Game

Former NFL head of officiating Mike Pereira has now made his thoughts known on the overtime call made by the officials during the late game fake punt between the San Diego Chargers and the Kansas City Chiefs. On the play, the officials declared that the forward progress of safety Eric Weddle had been stopped prior to the football being ripped from his arms by a Chiefs defensive player...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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10 takeaways from NFL Week 16

Cam Newton calls out 'classless' Panthers fans

Raiola stomps on Bears player's ankle

Bears interested in Jim Harbaugh?

Shanahan to return to 2015?

Browns interested in drafting Mariota?

Mullen wears funny Christmas sweater

RG3 returning to Redskins?

Tom Izzo hot after bad loss

Kings, Nets talking Deron Williams trade

WATCH: DeSean mocks Eagles

Vick: Winston is the future of the NFL

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