wow...what a game. many of the heads i watched it with were saying the refs had been favoring the Ravens in every playoff game cuz they wanted the Ray-Ray show (even though he was irrelevant & got burned several times). they were saying the 9ers got jobbed just like every other team that's played against them.
i dunno how to take that but i will say that there were several PI plays that were not called & that favored the Ravens while the 9ers did get called for at least one.
here's the big ones that were missed....
shoving a ref & not even drawing a penalty, let alone getting kicked out of the game???? Meanwhile in MLB making contact with an ump will get you an automatic suspension. Same goes for NBA players who dare touch a ref (ask Rondo)....how could this not be called???
then the crazy ending with the two no calls for holding....
no PI here, just a nice grab the jersey in front of the endzone ref
lol...Phil Simms said it was a good non-call & it was Crabtree's fault?
then u had the hold on the safety which was not reviewed by the booth as all scoring plays should be
imo: 9ers lost this one with their horrid 1st half...but a really disappointing showing from the refs at the end....the supposed "NFL Best" who come in for a Super Bowl did a pretty poor job