You Write the Caption: The Ballack-Referee Edition

Good afternoon and welcome to the latest installment of You Write the Caption, the contest where we ask readers to submit their funniest captions to go with the humorous soccer-related photos we find.

Congratulations to SBI reader Blake for winning the last YWTC contest, the Liverpool Lovebirds edition. For his win, Blake will receive a free Navy SBI Mafia t-shirt, courtesy of Objectivo Apparel.

The latest installment of YWTC brings us back to Barcelona's thrilling tie vs. Chelsea last week, and specifically the photo is taken from Michael Ballack's enthusiastic complaints to Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo.

Here is the photo, along with our own caption suggestion:

BallackRef (ISIphotos.com) 

Referees: The Other White Meat

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Now it's your turn. Submit your best caption for the photo and we will select the best entries and let SBI readers vote on which one they think is the best of the bunch. The winner of the contest will receive a free Navy Blue SBI Mafia T-Shirt from Objectivo Apparel. If you haven't done so yet, order your SBI Mafia t-shirts today.

Post your captions in the comments section below. Fire away.

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157 Responses to You Write the Caption: The Ballack-Referee Edition

  1. Bob says:

    Wow, I can see the back of my throat.

  2. JDavids says:

    “I’m German! This is how I talk!!”

  3. rorysm says:

    “You’re the Worst 3- legged race partner EVER! Slow down I’m full of sour kraut ya know!”

  4. Jason says:

    That’s it!! No jersey for you after the game!

  5. Luke in NC says:

    GET BACK HERE, I wanna give you a hug dangit!

  6. Jimmy says:

    Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth?

  7. Nick Burroughs says:

    “Like a hungry lion prowling they pitch, Ballack stalks his prey.”

  8. Bob says:

    How many fouls are you going to blow. Wait let me translate, How many fouls are you going to blow, bork bork bork.

  9. Phil says:

    “Norwegian bald heads truly exaggerate my eyebrows”

  10. matt says:

    Even Hugh Dallas could have spotted that handball

  11. MVK says:

    “Atleast Britney waited to shave her head until AFTER she lost all credibility”

  12. Pat Pug says:

    Du, Du Hast, Du Hast Mich

  13. SCNewJersey says:

    “HEY! I’m walkin’ here!”

  14. Frankie Hejduk says:

    “When I said stick it up your behind, I didn’t mean mine!”

  15. Amit says:

    Ballacks!

  16. MiamiAl says:

    Albeit Macht Frei!

  17. Richie B says:

    I know the President of Hair Club for Men!

  18. Rocco says:

    GET IN MY BELLY!

  19. smokedgouda says:

    As he does his best German-tiptoe behind, it is revealed why his name is Ball-lick.

  20. William the Terror says:

    having little to celebrate at the end of another depressing Chelsea performance, Michael Ballack attempts to lift team spirits by falling in behind the referee and urging Didier Drogba to join his impromptu and ill-advised Samba line.

  21. Kenobi says:

    Michael Ballack prepares to re-create his favorite moment from Mike Tyson’s career.

  22. Alex says:

    Hey sexy, turn around let me lick your forehead :)

  23. Josh says:

    Mmmmm, BRAINS!!!!

  24. sasoccerfan says:

    “Whoa-oh, here he comes…watch out Tom, he’ll chew you up. Whoa-oh, here he comes…he’s a man-eater.”

  25. Sean Monaghan says:

    “Michael Ballack didn’t go German. Michael Ballack went Ballack!”

  26. Tom says:

    Can you hear me now?

  27. Robert says:

    Ballack auditions for “True Blood” by attempting to suck blood from a referee.

  28. Paul says:

    Remember, we invaded you in 1940, and we can do it again!

  29. Sean says:

    If we weren’t conjoined twins, I’d kill you!

  30. Rafael says:

    Chelsea is an English team, not German!

  31. Zach says:

    HEY!!! How did you get your head so shiny???

  32. Austin says:

    Hey Tom, have you read Twilight

  33. Tom says:

    Messi and Iniesta have no chance in our deadly chicken fight! NEIN!!!

  34. Dallen Patrick Boomer Chitty says:

    “HOW DID YOU NOT GLITTER! MARIAH CAREY WAS AMAZING, SHE DESERVED AN OSCAR!”

  35. Richard, UK says:

    “Hey, Vic Mackey. Season 7 sucked!”

  36. Fulham Pete says:

    By eating your brain, I will then have your power to turn invisible during a Champions League match. Maybe THEN I can impress Hayden Panettiere. Save the Cheerleader, Save the Blues!

  37. Igor says:

    Du, Du Hast, Du Hast Mich

    Posted by: Pat Pug | May 11, 2009 at 02:56 PM

    Instant winner.

  38. Kyle says:

    I’ve been trying to tell you, one million dollars still isn’t a lot of money these days!

  39. Rastafari says:

    You belong in MLS

  40. Matt says:

    “No call? I thought you were a Quisling!”

  41. JeffM says:

    Just because no-one listens to Smashing Pumpkins anymore doesn’t mean you have to take it out on ME!

  42. William the Terror says:

    Miss one more call, baldy, and I’ll show you Michael Phallic!!

  43. Kasper says:

    HEY WAIT! Didn’t I see you in the MLS?

  44. HomeyBoehme says:

    Gimmie that headset! I wanna talk to your boss!
    or
    Tragically for Ovrebo, Ballack finally succumbed to his Transylvanian roots.
    or
    Transcript from referee voice communications:
    Ovrebo: Is he still behind me?
    Linesman: Yes.
    Ovrebo: Okay what should I do?
    Linesman: Keep running.
    4th official: Actually it’d be kinda funny if you stopped. You could red card him for running into you.
    Ovrebo: Interesting thought…
    Linesman: No, probably not a good idea, he looks rabid.

  45. Turtle says:

    An outtake from the latest in the Bourne Identity series. Here, disguised as a soccer player, Jason Bourne tries to save an innocent ref caught in the middle of the action.

  46. Eric Anderson says:

    Were you too distracted by the glare off your head to get the call right?

  47. Supsam says:

    The ref runs for dear life, to no avail, as the ref had to endure something no one should ever experience…Ballack’s attempt at germ-glish

  48. Joe B. NYC says:

    IT’S NOT A TOOOMOR!

  49. Erik says:

    But I wanna be the pretty, pretty princess!!!!!

  50. Mike Caramba says:

    Fears erupt after schwein outbreak at Stamford Bridge.

  51. Chuck says:

    Wow! This is way better than singing in front of the mirror.

  52. Matt says:

    LOUD NOISES!!!

  53. Freddy says:

    “Next time use a little lubrication!”

  54. Fulham Pete says:

    TOUCH MY MONKEY!!!

  55. May says:

    Auditions for the role of Kuato in the Total Recall remake began yesterday. “Open you miiiind Quaid”

  56. Sing with me, Mr. Clean:

    Mr. Clean gets rid of dirt and grime
    And grease in just a minute
    Mr. Clean will clean your whole house
    And everything that’s in it

  57. r says:

    Das ist mein game face. Und even Buffy can nicht save you now!

  58. mnmike says:

    This is weak.

  59. Isaac says:

    NEIN!!! NEEEEEIIIIIN!!!!!!

  60. M says:

    Even Hugh Dallas could have spotted that handball

    Posted by: matt | May 11, 2009 at 02:53 PM

    WINNER ^^^^^

  61. M says:

    NOW IS THE TIME ON SPROCKETS WHEN VE DANCE!

  62. royget22 says:

    michael ballack keeps fit by eating white meat only!!

  63. Daniel Karell says:

    Do you want to watch twilight later!!!

  64. mario says:

    GET TO ZE CHOPPA

  65. The Hoff says:

    “Gene Simmons has nothin’ on me! Give me some face paint!”

  66. David Wagner says:

    WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT DAVID HASSELHOFF!!!

  67. The Hoff says:

    “Tom Ovrebo does the Icky Shuffle.”

  68. djramone says:

    Come back here, I’m not through demeaning you!

  69. iasthai22 says:

    “RAWR!”

  70. kc_zealot says:

    COOKIE!

  71. Steve says:

    Ballack shows the ref his “O” face…

  72. Rastafari says:

    “WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT DAVID HASSELHOFF!!!”

    Classic..LMFAO

  73. TBryantMU says:

    NOM NOM BALLACK HUNGRY! BALLACK EAT!!

  74. Ryan says:

    Mr. Clean, your orange scented products are giving me a headache!

  75. Wispy says:

    Angel finally turned on The Master in Episode 17, Season 2 of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

  76. Tim says:

    Those Eggs were all lies Tom, They give me no powers, they give me no nutrients.

  77. Nick says:

    The doctor said it is not infectious and it will be gone in a week

  78. Tim says:

    You wont like me when I’m angry

  79. TJ says:

    As Etoo watches from a distance, he begins to better understand why there have been two world wars.

  80. Danny says:

    “No matter what I say, or no matter how obnoxious I get, I’m not half as annoying as that Chelsea hack Steven Cohen!”

  81. MZ says:

    “Look at how big my mouth is”

  82. DS says:

    Listen I got connections, my brother is Matt Damon!!

  83. David says:

    I was at Wrestlemania in London, and even that WWE ref would’ve seen those penalties…and he refs a fake sport!

  84. simms21 says:

    “I thought you loved me!!!”

  85. dcaustinite says:

    I loved you in ‘The King and I’.

    or

    ‘Getting to know you, getting to know allllll about you!’

  86. shs says:

    Yul Brynner Jr. in, “Escape from Stamford Bridge”.

  87. paul says:

    Relax, this will only hurt for a moment.

  88. El Cuerpo says:

    It’s my turn for a piggy back ride!

  89. Joel says:

    Have you ever noticed how bald heads suck

  90. Gary says:

    “I DON’T CARE IF YOU HAVE BLUETOOTH! GET OFF THE PHONE AND MOVE OUT OF MY WAY!”

  91. Matt says:

    Michael Ballack doesn’t want to be fed. Michael Ballack wants to hunt.

  92. Steve says:

    I’M NEVER GET TO BE THE LITTLE SPOON!!!

  93. Vickidinho says:

    Robo-callers DO call at the worst time:

    Ballack: “YOUR CAR WARRANTY IS *NOT* ABOUT TO EXPIRE! IT’S JUST A SCAM! YOU SO MISSED THAT HANDBALL!”

  94. Chris says:

    Greg Kinnear’s character, decides to shave his head and follow his new dream of being a soccer ref in the sequal to “Stuck on You”.

  95. Caldwell says:

    “I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS PIGGYBACK RIDE! CAN I JUMP ON YET?!”

  96. dantheblue says:

    Hey man, I realize I’m not David Hasselhoff but my singing isn’t THAT bad, is it?

  97. Eric Anderson says:

    Isn’t it normally the catcher who screams in pain, not the pitcher?

  98. hdtv says:

    nein! das ist nicht ya.

  99. Jon E says:

    “Wait, wait! I’m only halfway through explaining why I wholeheartedly endorse UEFA’s ‘Respect’ campaign!”

    OR

    “Listen, my cave troll friend, you’re going to keep hearing me sing Wagner until I start hearing some penalty whistles.”

  100. Scott says:

    Since you didn’t call that I am going to run ridiculously behind you to make myself feel better

  101. KCB says:

    WAS IST DIES!?

    (it’s German, just in case)

  102. daggius says:

    “Om nom nom… nothing keeps me energized like referee brains after a long 90 minutes”

    “BUT… BUT…. I WANTED TO GO TO ROME!!!!!!!!!!”

    “Hey! Give me a yellow card!”

  103. daggius says:

    Haven’t you heard of Rogaine? Do you even have eyebrows?!

  104. daggius says:

    Yelling at the Ref: making him change his mind since never.

  105. YOU PEED IN MY WHEATIES!!!

  106. Stevezie says:

    “Fears erupt after schwein outbreak at Stamford Bridge.”

    “schwein” – brilliant. I was going to do something similar, but you beat me to it. Well played.

    I’m stepping down to back this entry.

  107. Jimmy Bobo says:

    Hey, Tom, you weren’t kidding! She did wax your head!

  108. Rocco says:

    I said…you had me at hello.

  109. David Wagner says:

    WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT DAVID HASSELHOFF!

  110. Strider says:

    I’m gonna take a bite!

    OR

    Brain suckers from Mars attack!

  111. ProducePimp says:

    I said “Put your right foot in, put your right foot out!” Come on.

  112. Ryan4 says:

    What do you mean no call?!?!

    You need glasses like joey barton needed Johnnie Cochran!

  113. Eric says:

    IM NOT YELLING!!! THIS IS HOW I TAAAALK!

  114. steve says:

    “HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT HASSELHOFF LIKE THAT!”

  115. Michael F. - SBI MAFIA ORIGINAL says:

    I said I am Hans! YOU are Frans!

  116. Ceez says:

    I VANNA BE ZEE LEAD!!

  117. “Come on Tom, don’t leave me like this! He meant nothing to me! I swear!

  118. HE from NJ says:

    “Vat the hell is broccoli anyway? I kill you with da broccoli”

    (link to youtube.com)

  119. Jonathan G says:

    Geben Sie die Huuuuuuuuubschraaaaaaaauber!!!

  120. Seth says:

    Referee!! How can that be a red card on Abidal??! He didn’t even make contact!

  121. Lloyd Heilbrunn says:

    Collina???

  122. Matt F says:

    “What a race folks! Homo Erectus and Homo Neanderthalensis are neck and neck as they head down the home stretch!”

  123. Tom says:

    Michael Ballack’s chronic halitosis sends all parties running for cover.

  124. Jugular says:

    Ballack: Do you like apples?
    Ovrebo: Yeah.
    Ballack: Well, I got Hasselhoff’s number. How do you like them apples?

  125. E says:

    MATT DAMON!!!

  126. goalscorer24 says:

    This photo accidently captures Ballacks transformation into roboman!

  127. Ben says:

    Moments before a horrible remake of “the wordrobe malfunction.”

  128. Pratsy says:

    WIG!

  129. A. Ruiz says:

    STEVE HOLT!

  130. Cary says:

    Ballack has a flashback to his days of doing gay porn…

  131. snedecor says:

    Hey, don’t you understand? I told you I need to loose this CL final too, but I have to be there!!!

  132. Nathan says:

    “I only came to the Bridge for a trophy and you ruined it.”

    Ballack=Overrated! Go Blues!

  133. SoulShadow says:

    Hold that position, I want to give you demonstration of what you just did to my team!

  134. Tom and Jerry live at Stamford Bridge.

  135. Art says:

    Can you hear the words that are coming out of my mouth?!

  136. Art says:

    Are you apathetic to every foul against Chelsea? Now you’re just ignoring me.

  137. SayervilleFC says:

    I’m gonna go down as the greatest player of my generation not to win the Champions League and it’s ALL YOUR FAULT!

  138. The Hoff says:

    “Ovrebo escapes from Ballack’s operatic stylings.”

  139. Colin Ferguson says:

    It was not the best day for Ovrebo to wear his sauerkraut aftershave and sausage cologne.

  140. Herbie H. says:

    Making the Champions League final: So easy a caveman can–erm…nevermind.

  141. Kevin says:

    Where’s my money man!

  142. Steve says:

    No, No Iowa is THIS way…we can be married by sundown!

  143. j stevenson says:

    Why oh why did I not become a dentist instead?

  144. Southern says:

    DON’T HASSLE THE HOFF!!!!

  145. Nathan says:

    HOLD STILL, there’s a bug on your head!

  146. cas says:

    Mills Lane’s transition from boxing to soccer gets off to a rocky start.

  147. jspot says:

    ZA GERMANS ARE COMING ZA GERMANS ARE COMING!!!!!

  148. BlueWhiteLion says:

    NEVER MIND
    THE BALLACKS:
    Here’s the
    REF WHISTLERS!

    NEVER MIND
    THE BALLACKS:
    Here’s the
    Sexy REFS!

    Pick either one. :)

  149. BlueWhiteLion says:

    Listen I got connections, my brother is Matt Damon!!

    Posted by: DS | May 11, 2009 at 05:19 PM
    LOL, i always thought they looked like twins. Glad someone else noticed!

    Like the Hasselhoff one, too!

  150. lazo says:

    GIVE ME BACK MY SON

  151. Fulham Pete says:

    I’ve been watchin’ you, Norton…and I KNOW you’ve been watchin’ me.

  152. wally says:

    EA Sports releases a modern version of the classic game, Pac-Man, in which Pac-Man takes on the likeness of soccer star, Michael Ballack, but the little white nuggets Pac-Man feeds on appear exactly the same.

  153. primoone says:

    Hey! HEY! I Don’t Suck! I’m playing hurt…

  154. Adam M. says:

    Matt Damon does his Christian Bale impression on the set of Goal 4: The Dream Ends.

  155. Joey L. says:

    nom nom nom

  156. Kevin says:

    Where’s my money man!