Legendary NHL (and CFL) referee Red Storey was once caught in a freak snowstorm on his way to officiate a game at Boston Garden. As a result the game was delayed for nearly an hour. When he finally arrived, Storey was met by angry cries from impatient fans. "What time are you gonna get going!?" one man asked. "If I could tell time," Red replied, "do you think I'd still be a referee!?"
[The most unfortunate name for a referee? Mick McGeough, who's nickname -- "Mr. Magoo" -- was inspired by the famously near-sighted cartoon character.]