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November 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Quarterback Jim McMahon could be out for the remainder of the season after his shoulder injury was aggravated when a Green Bay Packers lineman slammed him to the turf, Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka said Monday. "I doubt if we will have his services the rest of the year," Ditka said. "He has shoulder discomfort. It's all up to the doctors in L.A." McMahon was scheduled to leave for Los Angeles today to see Dr. Frank Jobe, an orthopedic surgeon.
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September 25, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Jerry Markbreit was an NFL official for 33 years, the referee in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls. He never saw anything close to what he witnessed Monday night. Markbreit was at home outside of Chicago, watching Green Bay play at Seattle, and - like millions of other viewers - he was stunned by the officiating calls that were made, the ones that weren't made, and the Seahawks' game-winning Hail Mary that wasn't a catch but an interception. Photos: Was it a touchdown or an interception?
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January 24, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
Atlanta's Chuck Smith scoops up a fumble by San Francisco's Terry Kirby and runs 45 yards for a touchdown. The scoreboard clicks off six points for the Falcons, giving them a 20-0 first-half lead in an NFC divisional playoff game, as 70,262 fans inside the Georgia Dome roar. Then a hush falls over the crowd. There are no flags on the play, but something occurs on the field that is equally halting--an officials' conference.
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January 24, 1999 | RANDY HARVEY
Atlanta's Chuck Smith scoops up a fumble by San Francisco's Terry Kirby and runs 45 yards for a touchdown. The scoreboard clicks off six points for the Falcons, giving them a 20-0 first-half lead in an NFC divisional playoff game, as 70,262 fans inside the Georgia Dome roar. Then a hush falls over the crowd. There are no flags on the play, but something occurs on the field that is equally halting--an officials' conference.
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September 25, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Jerry Markbreit was an NFL official for 33 years, the referee in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls. He never saw anything close to what he witnessed Monday night. Markbreit was at home outside of Chicago, watching Green Bay play at Seattle, and - like millions of other viewers - he was stunned by the officiating calls that were made, the ones that weren't made, and the Seahawks' game-winning Hail Mary that wasn't a catch but an interception. Photos: Was it a touchdown or an interception?
SPORTS
July 20, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
The NFL said Friday that it has not fired nine officiating trainers who refused to train replacement officials, but the league confirmed it did take back the computers and system access of those trainers. "The officiating trainers have not been fired," league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email. "They are seasonal employees who have decided not to work at this time. We asked for their NFL-issued laptops back so that those who are working right now can use them. " That statement was a response to what trainer Jerry Markbreit, a highly respected retired NFL referee, told The Times earlier Friday.
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July 20, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Jerry Markbreit was an NFL official for 33 years, the referee in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls. This week, the league essentially showed him the door. Markbreit, along with eight other former prominent game officials, were apparently fired for refusing to train replacements to take the jobs of locked-out officials. The replacements, many of them high school and junior college officials, met Friday for training in Dallas. “The NFL never actually told us in writing we were fired,” said Markbreit, 77, who retired in 1999 as a game official and has spent the past decade as an officiating trainer.
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January 28, 2001 | Associated Press
I: What was the name of the first "Super Bowl"? (5 points) II: Which Super Bowl received the highest TV rating? (5 points) III: Two players have won the MVP award in consecutive years. Name them. (5 points) IV: Which referee has officiated the most Super Bowls? (5 points) a) Bob McElwee; b) Jim Tunney; c) Jerry Markbreit; d) Pat Haggerty. V: The Baltimore Ravens are making their first Super Bowl appearance.
SPORTS
November 26, 1986
Jim McMahon, who led the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl championship last January, will undergo shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the football season, including the playoffs, the quarterback said Tuesday. McMahon's shoulder injury was aggravated when he was slammed to the ground Sunday by Charles Martin of the Green Bay Packers. Martin, who was ejected from the game for roughing McMahon, was suspended Tuesday for two games.
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July 20, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
NFL officials aim to go largely unnoticed, but now they're feeling unappreciated. Locked out in a labor fight, officials are facing the prospect of being supplanted - at least temporarily - by vastly less experienced replacements, some of whom have been plucked from the high school or junior college ranks. What's more, nine of the most respected former officials who later became officiating trainers have been instructed by the league to turn in their computers and no longer have access to the NFL's computer system.
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November 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Quarterback Jim McMahon could be out for the remainder of the season after his shoulder injury was aggravated when a Green Bay Packers lineman slammed him to the turf, Chicago Bears Coach Mike Ditka said Monday. "I doubt if we will have his services the rest of the year," Ditka said. "He has shoulder discomfort. It's all up to the doctors in L.A." McMahon was scheduled to leave for Los Angeles today to see Dr. Frank Jobe, an orthopedic surgeon.
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November 24, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Kicker Kevin Butler and safety Dave Duerson had chances to make amends, but such was not the case with Green Bay defensive tackle Charles Martin. Butler, who missed an earlier field goal, kicked a 32-yarder with 2:37 left to give the Chicago Bears a 12-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday in the 133rd game between these rivals.
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December 21, 1991 | RICH ROBERTS
Haywood Jeffires and the Houston Oilers are playing a numbers game this weekend. They already know the winning combination: 4, 11 and 12. They will settle for simply hitting the last number today at East Rutherford, N.J., against the New York Giants (7-8). Getting a team-record 12th victory would guarantee the Oilers (11-4) a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs and a home game in the next round. Four and 11 are Jeffires' personal numbers.
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