You Write the Caption: Best of the Ballack-Referee entries

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It took forever, but we FINALLY got around to the last You Write the Caption contest. How could you forget this image of an enraged Michael Ballack chasing down Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo during Chelsea's Champions League semifinal loss to Barcelona (yes, it's been that long).

It may have been more than a month ago, but this image is still funny, and so are the top entries from the contest.

Now, without any further delay, here are the best entries for the last You Write the Caption contest:

"Michael Ballack didn't go German. Michael Ballack went Ballack!" (Sean Monaghan)

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


Yul Brynner Jr. in, "Escape from Stamford Bridge". (SHS)

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

Just because no-one listens to Smashing Pumpkins anymore doesn't mean you have to take it out on ME! (JEFF M)

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

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

Do you understand the words coming out of my mouth? (JIMMY)

That's it!! No jersey for you after the game! (JASON)

Cast your vote for the best:

What did you think of these entries? Hoping to see a new YWTC soon? Have any suggestions for photos?

Share your thoughts and your pick for the best entry for this contest, below.


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23 Responses to You Write the Caption: Best of the Ballack-Referee entries

  1. BFBS says:

    Despite of my rage I am still just a rat in a cage.

  2. konoha7 says:

    I liked this. Alot.

    Ives, when are we getting the Best XI and Worst XI thingie back? You promised . . .

  3. Jones says:


  4. Pat says:

    Why does Tom Henning Ovrebo always look like he’s wearing a heavy backpack when he runs?

  5. Dannyc58 says:

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

    WTF does that even mean?

  6. Peter Bering says:


  7. I love the Hasselhoff and the Blanco thing (no jersey for you).

    Check out my video of animated gifs of Ballack chasing Tom. Here is the link:

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  8. RK says:

    “I can see my swollen tonsills from the reflection on his head.”

  9. Mitch says:

    F*** Tom Henning Ovrebo

  10. Union James says:

    Dannyc58 It means that yelling at the ref has never made him reverse a call or put a card back in his pocket.

  11. Brant says:

    I liked the “Du. Du hast. Du hast mich.” best… Sorry it didn’t make the list.

  12. JustinV says:

    Zombie Ballack, “Braaaaiiiiinnnnn!”

  13. Luis says:

    I’m sad I didn’t see this Caption Contest when it was taking submissions. I would have gone with:


  14. DJ says:

    what a perfect picture. Absolutely perfect. The yul brenner comment had my cracking up, but my personal favorite has to be cologne line.

  15. thomas obrein says:

    Smell my breath, smells of defeat by referee

  16. joel says:

    Auditioning for “Twilight 2″

  17. joel says:

    Ah…too late to post responses.

  18. KC says:

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

    This one made me laugh out loud. Great job!

  19. Scott A says:

    Ahhh some really good ones this time. I really like the changing the mind and sauerkraut ones. Plus the comments about the heavy backpack and we were on a break. Good stuff

  20. Brian.MLS says:

    Staring at his reflection on the back of the bald head: “alright my teeth are all there.”

  21. I need that bluetube in order to make a call, do you mind?

  22. daggius says:

    whats the prize for winning this? i won!