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Mike Carey-first African American to referee the Super Bowl

We’ll the Super Bowl, I was told is more

popular than Christmas. Alot of people

love sports. I wonder how many people

love playing sports more than watching

or love watching sports more than playing.

Well, I don’t know if I’ll ever know.


Mike Carey was the first African American

to referee the Super Bowl when he

served as the head official Sunday in

Super Bowl between New England, New York

and Glendale , Arizona.

Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith were the

first African American coaches to

lead teams to the Super BOwl. Dungy’s

Colts have won in the NFL, Super Bowl


REferee’s usually don’t get alot of

attention, but Carey’s elevation to

Super BOwl referee changed that. He got

plenty of emails congradulating him.

Carey used to work Pop Warner football

games in California. He was an official

in the Western Athletic Conference in

1985. The NFL hired him as a side judge

as well.

His article:…uper-Bowl/Page1.html


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