John Parry will referee Super Bowl LIII

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The NFL has announced the referee for Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

John Parry got the nod from the league to referee the game. It is the third time as an official and second time as a referee that Parry has been selected to work a Super Bowl in 19 NFL seasons.

He worked last Saturday night’s game between the Cowboys and Rams, which featured a curious in the grasp call during a pass attempt by Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. It was a curious call because Prescott was in the grasp of a teammate rather than a Rams defender, but Parry

Parry’s crew will be made up of umpire Fred Bryan, down judge Edgar Camp, line judge Jeff Bergman, field judge Steve Zimmer, side judge Eugene Hall and back judge Terrence Miles. It is the first Super Bowl assignment for Bryan, Camp and Hall.

43 responses to “John Parry will referee Super Bowl LIII

  1. And the referee assigned to the Pats Chiefs game is the one who botched deflate-gate.

  2. I was going to say I was happy to see a name that I wasn’t familar with. The Refs should be invisble. We only know the Hoculis and Tripplettes because of bad calls they have made. Hopefully Mr. Parry
    can over come his ” In the grasp ” call and become anonymous again.

  3. muzzy27 says: “This guy LOVES the Patriots. Watch out if they get in, GAME OVER!!!! Home cookin’ at its finest perhaps coming soon!!”
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    You do know they keep stats, right? In his 14 games involving the Patriots as referee since 2007, he’s called 84 penalties for 848 yards against the Patriots while calling just 83 penalties and 603 yards against their opponents…

    Um, what were you saying?!

  4. daysend564 says: “Don’t forget about the illegal hands to face BS on 3rd and 14 that gave them another TD”
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    The referee doesn’t call line play penalties – that’s the umpire’s responsibility…

  5. “You do know they keep stats, right? In his 14 games involving the Patriots as referee since 2007, he’s called 84 penalties for 848 yards against the Patriots while calling just 83 penalties and 603 yards against their opponents…”

    They don’t want facts like that. They want to keep crying that refs favor the Pats which is one of the biggest Pats hater myths.

  6. whodatalien says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:19 pm
    this man is an uncover whodat. so you can bet your bottom dollar that its gonna be a whodat vicotry come Sb sunday
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    They won’t even be in the Super Bowl, so your point is moot.

  7. steelerfanjo says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    They all are horrible .. so it don’t matter

    This: exactly!

  8. patriots123456 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    And the referee assigned to the Pats Chiefs game is the one who botched deflate-gate.
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    He was just the patsy.

  9. daysend564 says:
    January 15, 2019 at 3:26 pm
    Don’t forget about the illegal hands to face BS on 3rd and 14 that gave them another TD

    First of all, as another poster alluded too the ref does not call those penalties. Secondly, if you want to whine about calls how about the personal foul on Marcus Peters where Cooper did just as much pushing and shoving led to a td on the very next play? Or how about on 3rd down where Talib was called for PI in the back of the end zone for pushing off on the WR when the WR was also pushing off?

  10. It will be a Rams vs. Patriots match-up in Super Bowl LIII. Tom Brady saw a bear in the offseason and Jared Goff was a Golden Bear at University of California, Berkley. The Patriots scored 41 points against the Chargers and Brady is 41-years-old. The Chargers scored 28 points for Brady’s 28th post-season win. Rick Forzano, Belichick’s mentor who passed away, has an English Ordinal in sports gematria of 41. The letters “LA” equal 41 in sports gematria as well. Brady will win his sixth ring against the same team he won his first in his NFL career against.

  11. WOW one of the worst but when all you have is inconsistent refs you have to pick someone.

  12. footballseasonrules says:

    It will be a Rams vs. Patriots match-up in Super Bowl LIII. Tom Brady saw a bear in the offseason and Jared Goff was a Golden Bear at University of California, Berkley. The Patriots scored 41 points against the Chargers and Brady is 41-years-old. The Chargers scored 28 points for Brady’s 28th post-season win. Rick Forzano, Belichick’s mentor who passed away, has an English Ordinal in sports gematria of 41. The letters “LA” equal 41 in sports gematria as well. Brady will win his sixth ring against the same team he won his first in his NFL career against.
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    This is nonsense. Are you Jeff from Used Cars betting on the game or something?

    Jeff: Take Denver over Kansas City in tonight’s game.

    Jim: What? Denver’s ranked 10th!

    Jeff: Yeah I know. But today I was in a phone booth and I found a DIME. Ten cents, minted in Denver. The Numbers I dialed added up to 10. Today is the 10th. And guess what time it was when I found the dime?

    Jim: Ten?

    Jeff: No, ten after ten. I can’t lose so I bet ten bucks.

  13. For another reason to expect a Rams vs. Patriots match-up in Super Bowl LIII, the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the world series. Sports leagues love their Boston vs. LA rivalries. A lot of people love comparing Bill Belichick to Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars, as well. Belichick is 66-years-old. If he gets his sixth ring with the Patriots, it will equal 666.

  14. You know it alls should try it once. You couldn’t handle officiating a junior high game. It’s more difficult than any of you think. I did it for high school games for years back in the ‘80’s. I know. You have no clue. Stop complaining about the officiating before the game is even played.

  15. Doolin Danger says:

    January 15, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    footballseasonrules says:

    It will be a Rams vs. Patriots match-up in Super Bowl LIII. Tom Brady saw a bear in the offseason and Jared Goff was a Golden Bear at University of California, Berkley. The Patriots scored 41 points against the Chargers and Brady is 41-years-old. The Chargers scored 28 points for Brady’s 28th post-season win. Rick Forzano, Belichick’s mentor who passed away, has an English Ordinal in sports gematria of 41. The letters “LA” equal 41 in sports gematria as well. Brady will win his sixth ring against the same team he won his first in his NFL career against.
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    This is nonsense. Are you Jeff from Used Cars betting on the game or something?

    Jeff: Take Denver over Kansas City in tonight’s game.

    Jim: What? Denver’s ranked 10th!

    Jeff: Yeah I know. But today I was in a phone booth and I found a DIME. Ten cents, minted in Denver. The Numbers I dialed added up to 10. Today is the 10th. And guess what time it was when I found the dime?

    Jim: Ten?

    Jeff: No, ten after ten. I can’t lose so I bet ten bucks.

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    Nice strawman argument. I predicted last season’s super bowl winner two months before it actually happened. The anthem protests with Trump were why the Patriots played the Eagles in the super bowl. The Eagles symbolized the bald “American Eagle” emblem for the United States and people were boycotting over the sentiments of patriotism for their nation. The new narrative each season is whatever the NFL wants to make it. It’s up to the predictor to keep up with the script. You are what they call a sheep.

  16. footballseasonrules says:
    January 15, 2019 at 4:49 pm
    It will be a Rams vs. Patriots match-up in Super Bowl LIII. Tom Brady saw a bear in the offseason and Jared Goff was a Golden Bear at University of California, Berkley. The Patriots scored 41 points against the Chargers and Brady is 41-years-old. The Chargers scored 28 points for Brady’s 28th post-season win. Rick Forzano, Belichick’s mentor who passed away, has an English Ordinal in sports gematria of 41. The letters “LA” equal 41 in sports gematria as well. Brady will win his sixth ring against the same team he won his first in his NFL career against.
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    That’s great and all, but can you please tell me which lotto numbers to choose?

    I was born April 1, 1970, so I am an Aries, Chinese horoscope = Dog, 19 letters in my name, blood type O, and I like long walks on the beach.

  17. ““You do know they keep stats, right? In his 14 games involving the Patriots as referee since 2007, he’s called 84 penalties for 848 yards against the Patriots while calling just 83 penalties and 603 yards against their opponents…”

    They don’t want facts like that. They want to keep crying that refs favor the Pats which is one of the biggest Pats hater myths.”

    I am not saying one thing or the other, but you guys are ridiculous. As if…

    If I wanted to influence outcome, I would pick my spots. It is all about timing. Additionally, if game is hand, you can pile on some penalties against your team in garbage time

    Did you see the Colts/Chiefs game last week. Not the refs fault, but they kept a grip on it just in case. Momentum and big plays, fellas. Use some imagination before making such senseless posts.

  18. booyeahblog says:
    January 15, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    footballseasonrules says:
    January 15, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    It will be a Rams vs. Patriots match-up in Super Bowl LIII. Tom Brady saw a bear in the offseason and Jared Goff was a Golden Bear at University of California, Berkley. The Patriots scored 41 points against the Chargers and Brady is 41-years-old. The Chargers scored 28 points for Brady’s 28th post-season win. Rick Forzano, Belichick’s mentor who passed away, has an English Ordinal in sports gematria of 41. The letters “LA” equal 41 in sports gematria as well. Brady will win his sixth ring against the same team he won his first in his NFL career against.
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    That’s great and all, but can you please tell me which lotto numbers to choose?

    I was born April 1, 1970, so I am an Aries, Chinese horoscope = Dog, 19 letters in my name, blood type O, and I like long walks on the beach.

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    Again, both you and Doolin Danger are engaging in strawman arguments. That’s so typical from people who don’t want to accept the truth. The topic has nothing to do with lotto numbers whatsoever. We are strictly talking about fixed sports games and more specifically, NFL games. Read a book titled, “The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR.” Brian Tuohy has been on a few talk shows in New York City and Los Angeles, and he has presented convincing arguments for the different sports leagues. The last time the Patriots won the super bowl, which was Super Bowl LI in the 2016 season, Clemson defeated Alabama in the National Championship game. Clemson defeated Alabama again this season. For the NBA, Look up the 2002 Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and Kings. Game 6 was exploited for a long list of logical reasons. Legalized gambling will also affect the outcome of games, as well.

  19. footballseasonrules – Not a sheep… In fact I have something you seem to lack. And that’s called LOGIC. But continue with the ridiculous conspiracy theories. You know because the players on the losing side of things willfully play along [wink-wink] for the greater cabal.

  20. I don’t need to read the comments to know you all hate Referee (Insert Name Here). You want to be the most hated person in America? Either Ref in the NFL or run for office. People love to hate what they can’t possibly do. Or, if the Gov’t shutdown is any indication; people hate and don’t care about anything that isn’t them.

  21. Every current NFL referee is awful. All of them should be fired, as far as I’m concerned. Makes me miss the replacement referees from several years back… it’s like they never left

  22. Just so we are clear; some of you believe an NFL Ref would jeopardize his $200,000 yearly salary just to see his favorite team win? His career? I have to ask; Would you jeopardize whatever career you are in just so your team could win a football game?

  23. Dog awful calls in the Cowboys/Rams game. How is it they find a way to make calls against Dallas that haven’t been seen in years?

    Consider this, was Eli Manning “in the grasp” before making his throw to Tyree in the Super Bowl? With this officiating crew, that play would have been ruled a sack, and the Patriots win.

    So what kind of play did they erase from Dallas? As Dak spun out, there was a lot of field open before him. At minimum, the refs wiped 3 points off the board. And as another commenter pointed out, the “illegal hands to the face” call on 3rd and 14 changed a punt into a touchdown for the Rams. This was huge, has they had yet to punt all game. Want one more? Sure – the missed holding call on Taco Charton by the Rams at the 1 yard line as they scored a TD on 4th down. Yet another 7 point swing.

    People don’t think this matters, but in a game of inches, it’s all the world.

  24. This is hysterical. The games haven’t even been played yet and fans are already making excuses as to why their team is going to get hosed.

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