Ben Austro is a freelance writer and has covered officiating since 2009. He is the editor of footballzebras.com. Follow him on Twitter: @footballzebras
Reports circulating that top-graded officials may not be the most qualified officials
Two more inadvertent whistles marked down on officials' playoff grades
Officiating expert Ben Austro explains how and why this obscure rule came to be.
Broncos TD should not be and time wastes away by the Bay.
Inadvertent whistle should have negated Panthers touchdown, no matter how unfair
Disconcerting acts called, illegal contact not called, a safety declined. Ben Austro of FootballZebras.com breaks down some unusual calls from Week 7
Now that the "real" officials have been back for three weeks, it's time to look at the calls they're making...and not making.
The tough bargain is not with union negotiators, but with fans.
The same crew that boggled last Monday Night's game was at it again in the 49ers-Vikings clash
Our officiating expert says that after passing the test in Week 1, replacement officials are getting failing grades
Officiating expert Ben Austro of footballzebras.com writes that knowing the rules is one thing. Managing a game effectively is a challenge
Explaining the issues behind the NFL Officials strike. Money is only part of the problem.