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Stewards apt to let them ride

Updated: February 4, 2013, 5:39 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Imagine what a jockey would have to do to be disqualified in the Derby if the Super Bowl referees were the stewards.

At the Super Bowl just concluded, the zebras didn't swallow their whistles. They ate the rule book. Helmets were ripped off. Guys were hit out of bounds. A referee was shoved. Receivers were held. Linemen were held. Not a single holding penalty was called. Off-sides bursts weren't observed. In a regular season when looking at somebody crossways could be a 15-yard foul, a ...

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