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FOX could be cornering the rules analyst market

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A topsy-turvy, upside-down Friday morning has taken another stunning turn.

PFT has learned the NFL senior V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino likely will land with FOX. If the deal is finalized, Blandino would be teamed up with fellow former V.P. of officiating Mike Pereira.

With Pereira recently traveling to various game sites, the added expert would allow one to work from the studio and one to work from the road. Also, both would be used for the network’s college football broadcasts.

Basically, FOX would be cornering the market on rules analysts.

Earlier today, both PFT and ESPN reported that CBS was the likely destination for Blandino. CBS denied it, and indeed those reports were erroneous. We apologize for our error.

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18 Responses to “FOX could be cornering the rules analyst market”
  1. atlatlatl says: Apr 14, 2017 11:39 AM

    FOX knows what football viewers want: RULES ANALYSIS!

  2. noose18 says: Apr 14, 2017 11:43 AM

    Probably the most useless market to corner.

  3. 6250claimer says: Apr 14, 2017 11:56 AM

    Another inaccurate report from ESPN? Shocking!

  4. jjpmn says: Apr 14, 2017 11:57 AM

    As much as the thought of more Dean Blandino annoys me, I am kinda looking forward to seeing how much his act changes. Will he defend the refs constantly as his current job requires him to or will he actually publicly criticize them? Okay, scrap that, I just wish he would go away.

  5. Ruha Nuggetcrusher says: Apr 14, 2017 11:58 AM

    All of these networks scrambling to get analysts as if that’s a HUGE thing that people care about when they watch a game.

    “I used to watch CBS games, but I only watch FOX games now because they have better rules analysts.” – no one ever.

  6. jimmylikesthat says: Apr 14, 2017 12:06 PM

    Mort, please note last sentence of article; see how easy that was

  7. GronkLikePizza says: Apr 14, 2017 12:15 PM

    Goodbye, you scheming, conniving Goodell yes-man. Finally!!!

  8. frk49rs says: Apr 14, 2017 12:19 PM

    I for one like the in depth rule analysis, but then agian I am a law student, soooo. I like the idea, it will be nice to see both takes on a play, just to see first hand how the rule is applied, what actually goes into the analysis, and if they disagree on the end result. Could be a great thing to show real fan what the refs have to deal with on every play.

    I like it.

  9. jazzawakens says: Apr 14, 2017 12:31 PM

    6250claimer says:
    Apr 14, 2017 11:56 AM
    Another inaccurate report from ESPN? Shocking!


    Well if they cant get their hands on a good rules analyst what can you expect?

  10. chmba says: Apr 14, 2017 12:33 PM

    Guess Fox thinks 2 rules clowns can screw up better than one

  11. scoocha says: Apr 14, 2017 12:36 PM

    Who cares if rules analysis is cornered if they are always wrong.

  12. cylondetector says: Apr 14, 2017 1:39 PM

    “Rules analyst market”


  13. teal379 says: Apr 14, 2017 1:41 PM

    I know of no one who has EVER tuned into a broadcast due to a “rules specialist” – much the same reason why people DO NOT watch football for the refs.

    At what point did the refs and their community think this is all about them? Who cares?

  14. donbat67 says: Apr 14, 2017 2:15 PM

    Somebody else to ignore while the review a call and I go pee .

  15. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Apr 14, 2017 2:20 PM

    The fact that you need a “rules analyst” really says something

  16. u4iadman says: Apr 14, 2017 3:03 PM

    Makes sense…since the game is less fun to watch, it’s all about the lame rules and adding more dumb rules.

  17. bobthebillsfan says: Apr 14, 2017 3:12 PM

    A topsy-turvy, upside-down Friday morning has taken another stunning turn.

    Holy guacamole Batman.

  18. hawkforlife says: Apr 14, 2017 6:00 PM

    Yup adding rules analysts has sure made the game better to watch. Next we’ll get speed guns, passing spiral trigonometry, tackling impact measurements, cleat depth charts and so it goes.

    Can’t they just leave the best game ever invented alone.

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