Sport: Now for the Zebras...

Their identities will be kept secret until 48 hours before the Super Bowl kickoff. If they are lucky, no one will remember a single one of the six when the game is over. They are the game officials, part-timers, in real life accountants, schoolteachers, salesmen and executives, whose only claim to football fame can be infamy. This year's Super Bowl officiating crew will be operating in the unwelcome glare of a spotlight created by two highly debatable, and debated, calls made by their colleagues in two crucial games—most notably the A.F.C. title match. Both calls involved plays that when viewed—and viewed,...

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