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The non-call on the last 4th down play was....

  1. The Right call....let the players play

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  2. The Wrong call...he was held after five yards...you have to call that

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  1. DarrylStingley

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    Is it me or was that a HORRENDOUS, EPIC terrible non-call?

    I have friends telling me that you need to let the players play and the refs made the right decision. That the Ravens outplayed them and the Niners play calling on the last drive was bad, so it was kind of OK that the zebra swallowed his whistle.

    I think my friends are nuts. Like totally nuts.

    What say Pats Fans?
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    I say the critical missed call was the illegal hit to Crabtree's helmet on third down, which would have given the 49ers a first down and the ball inside the 5. They could have ran there, killed the clock and the game would have been over.
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    That was absolutely a hold, there is no doubt about it. At the expense of sounding bitter or whiny, it’s BS that it almost SURELY would’ve been called versus us, that’s for damn sure. But it wasn’t called there? Give me a break
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    Amazing all year the call everything on helmet to helmet hit, but on the final drive of the season they let it go.
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    The officials were clearly afraid to make the obvious call. Reed was also lined up offside on the two point conversion. The side judge on that side of the field during the second half was terrible.
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    That's the problem. The Ravens' DBs two weeks ago as well as Culliver tonight got away with tons of contact. What's the rationale for different rules? The refs affect enough games to change playoff seedings in the regular season, so why do we want them to sit there and watch in the playoffs?
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    If your not gonna make that call, then you can't make the one they made when Torrey Smith got held on 3rd down.

    Then again, early on they didn't make a call against SF on a deep throw down the right sideline to Smith that could of been a TD.

    But thats how it typically goes in big games, Refs swallow their whistles.
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    The poll results thus far restore my faith in football humanity.

    My two friends claiming that it was the right non-call are so into being non-homers that they lose their minds on a regular basis.

    Thanks for being smart and sane.
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    I think at the end of the day and when it's the last game of the season being shown world wide, the league and it's refs are more afraid of making a bad call than a non call. This game was set up with a crew chief if not crew that didn't get there for the right reasons. Bogger was jerryrigged into this game by Ray Anderson clearing all the dings off his in season record on appeal. Otherwise Jerome never sniffs a superbowl or even a post season gig this year. Non or missed calls are easier to dismiss than overtly blown calls from a referee grading standpoint. This crew was crap top to bottom. How the hell does that zebra that got pushed not drop his own flag? Only by sheer determination not to rock anyone's boat.

    In many ways SF saved the league's ass on this game by making it one in the second half. Otherwise all they'd have talked about was how poorly this stinker was officiated. Sadly SF ultimately had the Lombardi within reach and just threw it away, literally.
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    THE critical play of the game to determine who wins and what the print says in tomorrow's headline...and.....receiver held win TWO Hands in plain sight..no call....gee...never seen that before...oh wait....Big Ben down a yard and a half short of the goal line...TD!!!...Steelers win!!!...Patriots rush Eli...one hold, two holds, there's an arm around Seymour's neck from behing..a fourth hold...and Eli is held in the grasp longer than ANY in the grasp call that season...no calls...Giants WEEEEEE-UN!! Biggest upset in history PROVES Lord Goodell's pronouncement of parity!!!!!

    now everybody wotk real hard and save your money for those season's tickets...prices ARE going up...way way way up!!!! Cucaracha!!
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    Its def a penalty but it was consistent with the way the game was being called so no complaints here.
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    Not a month goes by I don't think of that hold.
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    I think it was the right call. The ball is on the five yard line, the DB gets five yards to check the receiver. I think the receiver initiated the contact, the DB wasn't trying to stop the receiver from getting to the corner, to me it looked like the receiver was trying to push off, then saw the ball going the other way & tried to run through the DB who had every right to be where he was.
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    Funny thing is they actually called a critical hold late in the following SuperBowl with Arizona and Pittsburgh.
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    jeezus...c'mon what are you, a Ravens fan???
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    I can't be the only one who thought f*** s*** why didn't Hobbs just hold?

    But on a side note how bout the stones on Peas to call the all out blitz again in that situation.
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    What bugs me about this one is that our NE secondary would get 10 flags if they did what Jimmy Smith did on that play. So biased.....
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    They made the right call by calling nothing. They've been letting the DBs and WRs be physical all night. At least they kept it consistent.

    Culliver's PI on Smith on an earlier drive was WAY too obvious to let it go so they called that one.
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    As many others have been saying, I don't care which direction a single call goes, I just want them to be consistent and predictable about how they call things.

    And to me, it was pretty consistent.
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    They both held eachother. Might as well call it on both... or just to keep things simple, they didn't call it at all.
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    Then why have the refs there in the first place? I'm all for letting them play, but with the bogus "emphasis" and "player safety," and silly fines being handed out like it isn't real money...

    ...this was a joke. There's physical and bull****. I want federal investigations of all bank accounts of all officials involved tonight. A full review of the nfl front office is in order. Throw the nba in as well. These two leagues have certainly established themselves as leagues which are ok with referees influencing games, rules be damned.

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    No way in hell do I want a refs to give the 49ers a victory, remember, they get a whole set of downs and they can milk the clock, on a questionable call. I saw contact on both players and it wasn't much, and those no calls happen all the time.

    The throw was crap, he barely got it off. If the 49ers wanted to score they should have jammed the ball inside. You don't win by needing the refs. You win in spite of the refs.

    This is why the Pats are crap lately. They do gimmick plays, they whine about one or two plays (wellker drops) and they fail to see the bigger picture. The game is, ultimately, won by the team most hungry to win. Tonight, and against the pats, the ravens were more hungry. The pats have no hunger, only gimmick strategy.
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    Mostly sarcastic. Still, tonight's abortion coupled with some of the latest nba puke fests make me wonder where the money is coming from and how it's being hidden. What was the name? Donahue, donagee...

    The smirking ref next to harbaugh going ballistic at the end of the game was what really set it off. He wasn't even looking. Just knew what the out come was...

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