She call me the referee cause I be so official. My shirt aint got no stripes but I can make that pussy whistle.— Drake
Competitive Referee quotations
Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
Soccer is a game for 22 people that run around, play the ball, and one referee who makes a slew of mistakes, and in the end Germany always wins.
All you umpires, back to the bleachers.
Referees, hit the showers. It's my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I've won or lost. At sunrise, I'm out again, giving it the old try.
We all believe we have found the finest of diktat that applies our perfect future, but do we believe the world needs referees.
The trouble with referees is that they know the rules, but they do not know the game.
There's nothing better than a good, blind referee.
The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned.
I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game.
You don't notice the referee during the game unless he makes a bad call.
I was waiting for my teammates to embrace me and no one came, .
.. I told them, 'Come hug me or the referee isn't going to allow it.'
Referees are the law. They have a whistle. They blow it. And that whistle is the articulation of God's justice.
Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give up the idea. I'm only six feet tall, so I couldn't play basketball. I'm only 190 pounds, so I couldn't play football, and I have 20/20 vision, so I couldn't be a referee.
I don't understand referees. It appears like some players can't even be touched, but in my case, everyone can hit me as hard as they can.
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
I would say the referees have the toughest game to call.
I would say that there's a lot of officiating done by announcers, local announcers. Sometimes you should listen to a game from both feeds, and you'd think you were listening to completely different games.
If you're good enough, the referee doesn't matter.
The referee was only five or seven yards away from that incident.
You can't applaud a referee.
I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat.
Life is a game with many rules but no referee.
One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.
It's a game of integrity. There's no referees out there. We all respect each other.
Don't you think it's strange how many referees work at Footlocker?
Everyone who watches me play knows I am an honest player.
play the game as honestly as I can. If the referee gives a penalty there is nothing you can do.
Referees are only human, I think.
The pressure for conformity is enormous.
I have experienced it in editors’ rejection of submitted papers, based on venomous criticism of anonymous referees. The replacement of impartial reviewing by censorship will be the death of science.
Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.
Coaches will do what they can but it doesn't necessarily bother me.
You are an international referee for a reason. If things like that are going to ruffle your feathers, don't bother doing the job.
Golf requires only a few simple Rules and Regulations to guide the players in the true nature of its sporting appeal. The spirit of the game is its own referee.
You have to become involved to make an impact.
No one is impressed with the won/loss record of the referee.
I just get on with my game and let the referees do their job.
Johnny Walker, the American that fought for the Taliban, is now talking with an Arabic accent. Have you heard him? It's ridiculous. I know how we should handle him. Let's bring him back here and take him to Cleveland Browns stadium and dress him up as a referee. They'll know how to take care of him!
We talked to the referees before the game;
there's always new situations to adjust, for the refs and for us as well. Even on the ice, it's good for players to talk and interact with the referee.