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Lions escape with OT win

...into the extra period Thursday. On the midfield coin flip, Jerome Bettis of Pittsburgh called tails. But referee Phil Luckett told pool reporters after the game Bettis called "heads-tails" and Luckett went with the first thing he heard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/27/pro_245901.shtml
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Titans win on thrilling play

...another one like it, and I've been in this 40 years." The Titans had to survive a video review, and when referee Phil Luckett announced the cross-field throw from Wycheck to Dyson was legal, the Adelphia Coliseum rocked like nothing Nashville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/09/pro_278528.shtml
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Tails, they lost

...appealing a defeat in the NFL, but the Steelers probably feel like asking for a hearing -- if only to question referee Phil Luckett's hearing. The NFL said Friday it would have no comment on the coin flip controversy, but is conducting a review...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/28/pro_245993.shtml
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Overtime the next big issue for NFL

...ended in a 34-34 tie between Denver and Pittsburgh. The system has been far from foolproof since. In 1998, referee Phil Luckett botched the coin flip of all things, hearing "heads" when Jerome Bettis called "tails" in a Thanksgiving Day overtime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/01/25/pro_366597.shtml
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Titans consider last-second TD payback for Oilers' misfortunes

...teammates started quizzing Dyson. "Everyone was like, `Are you sure? Are you sure?' I knew," he said. Referee Phil Luckett studied the replay and then announced the play stood as called: a miracle touchdown. Bills end Bruce Smith watched...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/09/pro_278527.shtml
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CBS calls an audible on pregame show

...at midseason. But his information has not always been correct, such as his report Sunday on why coin-flip referee Phil Luckett was not selected for the playoffs last year. CBS had to clarify it to say Luckett was a first-year referee and thus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/18/oth_247802.shtml
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NFL rejects use of instant replays for playoffs

...start of overtime in the Pittsburgh-Detroit game. The Steelers' Jerome Bettis said he called "tails," and referee Phil Luckett said he heard "heads." But while the use of instant replays to help officials was rejected for the rest of this season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/16/pro_247634.shtml
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Instant replay could be in play for NFL playoffs

...president of the Steelers, said last week he thinks officials are overly managed already, leading to indecision. Phil Luckett, the referee in the Seahawks-Jets game, said that once head linesman Earnie Frantz signaled touchdown, as he did...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/08/pro_246880.shtml
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Dolphins clinch AFC playoff berth

...Rod Smith dived on the ball in the end zone. Two other apparent Elway fumbles were ruled incomplete passes by referee Phil Luckett, who was involved in the notorious Thanksgiving coin-flip fiasco and an erroneous ruling on the final play that cost...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/22/pro_248147.shtml
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Replay nightmare

...the pool of photographers. What's the call? There is no call. Thirty seconds pass, and still no call. Referee Phil Luckett runs in, wondering who called heads (or was that tails) and a zebra conference ensues. On the CBS broadcast, we've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/10/pro_247061.shtml
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