Referees Rumors

Delaney made his reputation as a cop who went undercover to infiltrate the mob, but in his role now, he strives to inspire the referees. “Because I live in New York, my wife and I go to the theater all the time and I saw “Hamilton,” Delaney said. “When I was watching and hearing the songs there, it related so many things that I believe not only in life but to refereeing. … We created a conversation. How does this relate to us? My big belief is that we learn through emotion and you have to have ‘edutainment’— you’ve got to educate and entertain at the same time. Otherwise we’re just going to go through a routine.”