RIT Dark Marks
In the wake of all the amazing quidditch feelings you have going on it becomes very easy to forget about people like refs and snitches. Having done some of both of these I find that in the long haul reffing becomes incredibly more taxing on you. Snitches have to physically exert themselves, and it’s hard work, but it’s always a fun and amazing experience. And yes, snitches can make or break a game, but referees always make or break a game or even tournament. They have to make tough calls and more importantly make consistent calls. So why the picture of this attractive referee in front of the UCLA team, because I want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank this referee in particular.
Before I talk about him I would like to make a note of my relationship with referees. It’s not good. I’m a relatively athletic looking guy and I like to hit people. I tend to hit everyone hard be it Giant  barrel cheested men who could snap me over their knees or girls barely 5 ft who everyone is going to underestimate due to her size. In the end refs tell me to watch the amount of force and look for me to be behind or near the neck, but rarely make calls when players (specifically ones of the smaller variety) have been around my neck, punching me in the chest, or hanging on my back. I’ve had missed calls go for me and against me but the problem just tends to be inconsistent calls in a game.
Finally we arrive at the man attraction. That man up there is Sammy Mousa. He was the head ref for three of our games at World Cup VI and never stopped impressing me. From the moment he started the pre game by explaining that he will not tolerate disrespect of any kind I started to take a liking to him. He consistently made fair calls on both sides of the ball all day. Upon receiving a warning for a less than legal hit I politely attempted to confirm what the warning was for because sometimes I come at an awkward angle and I just wanted to know what the ref saw. Traditionally such a question has made refs very displeased with me as they think I am questioning their authority. Sammy however graciously explained what he saw and why he made the call he did. I even saw Sammy card players for rushing the field when a snitch was caught that ended up being no good. It’s a personal pet peeve of mine and I was inspired by his willingness to make the call. Throughout the tournament Sammy was polite, official and helpful, everything a ref should be and then some. He was decisive with his calls and knew to listen to his assistant referees. On top of it all, he didn’t have any breaks, he just kept going. With all of this I immediately found something to offer up when a member of our team suggested we attempt to bring him a snack late on Saturday. Without a doubt Sammy Mousa is the best head referee I have ever seen in quidditch, and I hope more referees become like him in these aspects. So thank you Sammy for doing such a great job and making our world cup experience amazing

In the wake of all the amazing quidditch feelings you have going on it becomes very easy to forget about people like refs and snitches. Having done some of both of these I find that in the long haul reffing becomes incredibly more taxing on you. Snitches have to physically exert themselves, and it’s hard work, but it’s always a fun and amazing experience. And yes, snitches can make or break a game, but referees always make or break a game or even tournament. They have to make tough calls and more importantly make consistent calls. So why the picture of this attractive referee in front of the UCLA team, because I want to take a moment to acknowledge and thank this referee in particular.

Before I talk about him I would like to make a note of my relationship with referees. It’s not good. I’m a relatively athletic looking guy and I like to hit people. I tend to hit everyone hard be it Giant  barrel cheested men who could snap me over their knees or girls barely 5 ft who everyone is going to underestimate due to her size. In the end refs tell me to watch the amount of force and look for me to be behind or near the neck, but rarely make calls when players (specifically ones of the smaller variety) have been around my neck, punching me in the chest, or hanging on my back. I’ve had missed calls go for me and against me but the problem just tends to be inconsistent calls in a game.

Finally we arrive at the man attraction. That man up there is Sammy Mousa. He was the head ref for three of our games at World Cup VI and never stopped impressing me. From the moment he started the pre game by explaining that he will not tolerate disrespect of any kind I started to take a liking to him. He consistently made fair calls on both sides of the ball all day. Upon receiving a warning for a less than legal hit I politely attempted to confirm what the warning was for because sometimes I come at an awkward angle and I just wanted to know what the ref saw. Traditionally such a question has made refs very displeased with me as they think I am questioning their authority. Sammy however graciously explained what he saw and why he made the call he did. I even saw Sammy card players for rushing the field when a snitch was caught that ended up being no good. It’s a personal pet peeve of mine and I was inspired by his willingness to make the call. Throughout the tournament Sammy was polite, official and helpful, everything a ref should be and then some. He was decisive with his calls and knew to listen to his assistant referees. On top of it all, he didn’t have any breaks, he just kept going. With all of this I immediately found something to offer up when a member of our team suggested we attempt to bring him a snack late on Saturday. Without a doubt Sammy Mousa is the best head referee I have ever seen in quidditch, and I hope more referees become like him in these aspects. So thank you Sammy for doing such a great job and making our world cup experience amazing

  1. the-angles-have-the-sburb-copy reblogged this from falseprofetflareon
  2. aquilasunrise reblogged this from neektay and added:
    I thought he was great, too.
  3. somethingclosetohappy reblogged this from augustic and added:
    Things that are very, very true.
  4. neektay reblogged this from fuckyesquidditch and added:
    Samy is one of the best refs and one of my favorite people.
  5. cheifness reblogged this from ritq
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  7. dantesmonferno reblogged this from fuckyesquidditch and added:
    Samy is the best ref. hands down.
  8. adequateantics reblogged this from theroadtoworld and added:
    :D
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  10. professorbutterscotch reblogged this from cupcakemichi and added:
    SAMY. IS AN A+ HUMAN BEING AND ALSO AN EXCELLENT REF. FOUR FOR YOU, SAMY MOUSA. YOU GO, SAMY MOUSA.
  11. falseprofetflareon reblogged this from fuckyesquidditch
  12. chasingtheimprobable reblogged this from fuckyesquidditch and added:
    HE IS LITERALLY THE BEST REF.
  13. cupcakemichi reblogged this from fuckyesquidditch and added:
    OH HELLO TWO OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS ABOUT WCVI
  14. thesplitsecond reblogged this from ritq and added:
    Amen! So happy to have Samy as our ref for several of our games this season.
  15. rebellibrarianess reblogged this from fuckyesquidditch and added:
    SAMMYYYYYYYYYY
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