Originally Posted by mister_mcgoo
nope not even close...and for the record, I hate the Niners, I just like to see a good fair game in the Superbowl and have the game decided on the field. You're absolutely right if you wanna argue that the Niners didn't deserve to win that game, because they only came to play for about a quarter or a quarter and a half, the rest of the game they were invisible on offense and defense. But as a ref, you can't blow a call that badly in the ****ing superbowl, that's a tragedy, its not 'bad luck' dude, its bad ****ing officiating, REALLY bad, there is simply no way else you can slice this one no matter how much of a Ravens homer you might be. I believe the correct call in that situation should have been holding, 5 yards, automatic 1st down. You can't maul the receiver after the 5 yard cushion dude, especially when you aren't even remotely looking at the ball. Not saying the Niners woulda scored if that's the way it woulda played out but I sure as hell woulda liked to see them decide it on the field instead of some dickhead ref without a clue
I hear what you are saying. I'm just saying the no call didn't DECIDE the game. Was it a factor? YES. But there were so many other plays made in that game.
I'm saying this completely as objectively as I can. I said the same thing when the Ravens had this same thing called against them when they lost to Philly in Week Two. Yeah, it's Week Two with replacement refs and not the Super Bowl but the point is that if you play to the wire, you are playing with fire. If you want to take the breaks out of the game then do more.