Top Ten Funniest Referee Moments

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These top ten referee funny moments are based purely on my opinion. I am sorry if you do not agree with my rankings, but feel free to submit your own suggestions to me or make your own list. These are simply the ten funniest moments I have seen involving referee screw-ups. Normally I admire our striped friends for doing such a difficult job under so much pressure, but I feel like this list had to be made. I am sorry officials. Feel free to skip to the top five if you’re in a time crunch. 

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To start off the list we have an Ed Hochuli screw-up. Despite what many people think, Hochuli is one the better referees in the NFL. However, this call is pretty funny. Not only does he screw-up the call, but then he takes about two lines to recover and return to the English language before finishing the call. 

This ref has had enough of taken a beating by the players, and he decides to fight back. After being sucker punched by a player, this referee takes on the whole team in a rather amazing battle. 

We turn to the NBA for the eight funniest referee moment. Lamar Odom passes it off the ref and to a teammate for the score. The best part of the video, besides the announcers reaction, is the referee grabbing his stomach after getting hit. He acts more like he got shot than hit by a basketball. 

These referees just seem to have no idea what’s going on. I know it must be hard to pay attention for a whole game, but it would be nice if they could at least pay attention for a whole field goal. 

This call comes in at number five due not only to the performance by the referee, but also the announcers. The referee keeps a very straight face during the call, and the announcers cannot seem to believe what they just heard. This is a very funny call, but not quite top 5 worthy.

The first moment in the top five comes from the NBA. The referee seems to have no idea where the ball is and runs straight into the player with the ball. He then calls a foul on Chauncey Billups for a foul the ref committed.

Although this moment may not have been televised for all to see it is still worthy of the top ten. This ref has had enough of players running after the whistle and takes things into his own hands. The best part of the video is the quarterback’s reaction after he gets decked. 

This call is number two simply because of the pure emotion put into it by the referee. He seems genuinely angry at the player for “giving him the business down there” However the funniest part of this call is the hand motions the ref puts in. His two downward punches are what makes this video. 

Coming in at number two is an NFL referee screwing up multiple times on a single play. Their are three penalties on one play, and he simply cannot explain them all. It takes him over a minute to make the call, and you still get the feeling he has it wrong. The best part comes near the end when he forgets which team has the ball. “First down, errr, Dallas”

Boxing comes in with the number one referee moment. This ref steps in to try to separate the two fighters and he takes a hard punch to the head and goes down like a rag doll. Granted this would not be funny if the ref was hurt, but he was okay. He goes down hard, and he is struggling to get up. His face as he tries to get up is priceless. 


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