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  1. JR4

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    Report came out telling us the lead Ref for PATs/Colts game but
    it said he wont have the crew he had during the year.

    Question: Is this the way it has been done in the past?
    someone I know says this is new in that usually the lead ref gets the
    crew he worked with all year.
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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/

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    Four years ago and before, they went with all-star crews for the entire playoffs. The last year, it was considered a pretty big failure, so they switched back to keeping crews together for the entire season. They did that for three years until last year, when they quietly went back to all-star crews, but only for the conference championships and the superbowl.

    The superbowl drew so much criticism that people suggested after the game, it was suggested that all-star crews would again disappear. But somehow in the last 11 months, that sentiment changed and they are in fact doing all-star crews again this year for the conference championships and, apparently, the superbowl.
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