Referee on TV

Discussion in 'Referee' started by superdave, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  2. DefRef

    DefRef Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    Storrs CT
    hmmmm, don't think I wanna be a 12 yr old with the dude from Justified coming down on me.....
     
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  3. jazehr

    jazehr New Member

    Mar 30, 2007
  4. Bubba Atlanta

    Bubba Atlanta Member+

    Mar 2, 2012
    Yep, Atlanta
    Club:
    Atlanta United FC
    My first or second favorite show of all time ...
     
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  5. Dayton Ref

    Dayton Ref Member+

    May 3, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    See that arm pocket. I'm pretty sure those were the Score "Women's" uniforms.

    From the promo clip:
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  6. djmtxref

    djmtxref Member

    Apr 8, 2013
    Whistle lanyard around the neck! Who mentored that guy?
     
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  7. DefRef

    DefRef Member

    Jul 3, 2017
    Storrs CT
    you beat me to it - was going to say they obviously did not do their in depth "soccer" ref research
     
  8. frankieboylampard

    Mar 7, 2016
    USA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Can I thumb down this thread?
     
  9. Law5

    Law5 Member+

    Mar 24, 2005
    Beaverton OR
    So the costume department isn't doing their best work. When I was in a movie, I provided my own costume. :) The costume people took my picture, in costume, probably so they could take credit for doing a great job.

    ("Restless" was the movie. I was on screen, in the final cut, for approximately one second, which was about how long it was in the theaters. Gus Van Sant was the director, Ron Howard was the producer. A total turkey. Boy meets girl, girl doesn't tell him she's dying, girl dies, boy is sad. I don't think anybody has funded another movie by Van Sant )
     
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  10. Gary V

    Gary V Member+

    Feb 4, 2003
    SE Mich.
    Whistle and flag - must be one of those weird "almost soccer" rule sets.
     
  11. Pat Chewning

    Pat Chewning Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    Beaverton Oregon
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    The reason they took your picture is for continuity.... To make sure you look EXACTLY the same for each set or take . It would look silly if you had one uniform on for part of the scene and a variation later...
     
  12. Kit

    Kit Member+

    Aug 30, 1999
    Herkimer, NY, USA
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It must be some weird one NFHS rule to carry a flag and whistle!
     
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  13. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was expected quality reactions, and you fellas did not disappoint.
     
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  14. socal lurker

    socal lurker Member+

    May 30, 2009
    Lighten up guys. He’s holding the flag because he’s trying to recruit a parent as a CAR. And he has the whistle around his neck to free up his hands before the game (he’s just afraid it would fall out of his pocket). ;)
     
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  15. chwmy

    chwmy Member+

    Feb 27, 2010
    Exactly. It’s the “triple triad”- there are three referees- and each is simultaneously CR and both AR’s.
     
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  16. Law5

    Law5 Member+

    Mar 24, 2005
    Beaverton OR
    My recollection is that they said something to the effect that they wanted it for their resume book. You may be right though. We spent half a day on this scene. The first third was kids playing and my being out there with them, but we had to keep play in the center of the field and I couldn't use my whistle, while the two leads sat in the stands and talked meaningfully. Then the rec kids left and I spent a couple of hours doing the same scene over and over, with me standing on my mark, in which the female lead yells at me "Ref, your mother eats babies!" I then turned 90 degrees and gave her "the look." She was supposed to giggle and the male lead is supposed to be shocked that she'd say such a thing. Most of the time, I was off camera, just providing them the chance to react to me. The whole thing ended up on the cutting room floor. I got the princely sum of $49. My assignor was in an earlier scene as the "snack table lady," but her scene was cut too.
     
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  17. Pierre Head

    Pierre Head Member+

    Dec 24, 2005
    Maybe someone from Scotland? Used to be popular there for some reason!

    PH
     
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  18. Gary V

    Gary V Member+

    Feb 4, 2003
    SE Mich.
    After reading Law5's experience, I think I have it figured out.

    Wardrobe/props has a picture of a ref for continuity. They decided he needed a whistle, so they took the picture of him with a whistle on a lanyard.

    Now next scene, when he's an AR, they come back and say, "Wait a minute, he needs his whistle for continuity."
     

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