With Super Bowl LIII slated for this Sunday, players, coaches and sponsors are set for a big pay day. Last year, the winners of the Super Bowl took home $112,000 apiece, while their opponents earned $56,000.
But while the players may be the main attraction of the big game, this year the referees have also been getting some attention. During the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints, fans became outraged over the referees' decision not to call pass interference on Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman after he hit Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis early.
With the score tied and less than two minutes remaining, many believe that the Saints would have advanced to the Super Bowl to play the Patriots had the refs made the call against Robey-Coleman.