Stripes. The Zebra. The referee. The job of the NFL Crew Chief is not an envious one. Do your job, and no one notices nor cares who you are. Screw up and you are held in NFL infamy until hopefully, mercifully, people forget about you.
There are currently 17 refs in the NFL, and I bet you can't name more than two. I watch every game I can every Sunday, Thursday and/or Saturday and I have to admit, I could not name more than that before researching for this article.
In power-ranking the refs, points go to the men who have overseen a Super Bowl. Like teams, only the best are selected for that honor. Points are lost to those who have affected the outcomes of games, or have made infamous errors in their careers.
So read along and find out if the men you have been cursing to inner circles of hell have warranted the criticism, or if you have been ripping some of the most respected men in the game.