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(Slate)   There have been better Super Bowls, they have been closer Super Bowls, there have been more exciting Super Bowls, but last night's game will go down in the history books as the weirdest Super Bowl of all   (slate.com) divider line 204
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2013-02-04 12:24:18 PM
Fake.
 
2013-02-04 12:25:41 PM
One of the primary reasons the NFL chose New Orleans to host the Super Bowl was sympathy for Hurricane Katrina.  In the aftermath of the hurricane, the NFL saw this as an opportunity to get some good PR and help assist the city get back on its feet by hosting the game.  Considerations, like if the Superdome could avoid a power outage, were ignored and this is the result we get.  Much better alternative sites could have been chosen.  The NFL made the decision to pick New Orleans for PR reasons and the result was an embarrassment.

0/10



Sure, Respond to the "troll" and give it zero? Any response means he scores a point. Stupid.
 
2013-02-04 12:26:51 PM

MugzyBrown: They had been letting contact and PI go all night until that very key call against the 49ers continued a long Baltimore drive.


If you let a KR go 109 yards on you, I think you forfeit any self-proclaimed right to complain.

You wanna win the Super Bowl?  Before biatching about calls or no-calls, don't give the other team a free TD.
 
2013-02-04 12:27:10 PM

CipollinaFan: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 600x399]

The real mastermind behind the lights.


We are talking about New Orleans, after all...I just assumed it was copper thieves...
 
2013-02-04 12:29:25 PM

EnviroDude: One thing is for sure, the "non-hold hold" will be discussed at the Harbaugh Thanksgiving table for the next 25 years (unless they are playing that day)


This one?
 
2013-02-04 12:30:57 PM
File was too big.

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2013-02-04 12:30:58 PM

dragonchild: If you let a KR go 109 yards on you, I think you forfeit any self-proclaimed right to complain.

You wanna win the Super Bowl? Before biatching about calls or no-calls, don't give the other team a free TD.


Well that's stupid.

Anyway, I'm just happy Ray Lewis is now gone.  He was nicely embarassed in the game.

He's a bigger self-absorbed dick than TO
 
2013-02-04 12:31:49 PM

MugzyBrown: Eegah: That's what I don't get about this controversy. That ball was definitely uncatchable.

No way.  The ball was very catchable.  The only reason it wasn't catchable was because the receiver was being mugged.. he still got pretty close to it.


I'm not saying the ball was too far away from him, I'm saying the ball was too far out-of-bounds. From the way it looked to me, it appears that the receiver would have needed Inspector Gadget extend-o-arms to reach it, even if he had been standing just inside the sideline at the closest possible point. Perhaps someone could create a 3-D image and show how the receiver could've caught it as some point.
 
2013-02-04 12:32:40 PM

MugzyBrown: Eegah: That's what I don't get about this controversy. That ball was definitely uncatchable.

No way.  The ball was very catchable.  The only reason it wasn't catchable was because the receiver was being mugged.. he still got pretty close to it.


I agree.  his hands were only a couple feet away.  "Uncatchable" is a pass 10 yards downfield or well out of bounds.  That pass was <1 yard out of his hands, and landed about a yard into the white.  Very catchable if you are as talented as an NFL wide receiver not on the Jaguars or Jets.
 
2013-02-04 12:33:38 PM

Eegah: I'm not saying the ball was too far away from him, I'm saying the ball was too far out-of-bounds. From the way it looked to me, it appears that the receiver would have needed Inspector Gadget extend-o-arms to reach it, even if he had been standing just inside the sideline at the closest possible point. Perhaps someone could create a 3-D image and show how the receiver could've caught it as some point.


The ball landed like 1 yard out of bounds.. he would have caught it 6, 7 feet in the air before it reached the sideline.  The ball is coming down on an angle, not straight down.
 
2013-02-04 12:35:43 PM

Eegah: Perhaps someone could create a 3-D image and show how the receiver could've caught it as some point.


If it lands in the white border around the field, it is within 6 feet of the field of play.  It landed in the middle, so lets say 2-4 feet.  Eminently catchable by a 6'1" NFL receiver like Crabtree, although he may have to drag his feet/toe tap depending on the angle
 
2013-02-04 12:36:15 PM
Really doesn't matter if the ball was catchable - the WR initiated contact and pushed. The refs let you grab for a bit after that. You're not going to give a team another four shots at the end zone inside the 5 on a weak-ass "penalty" like that.
 
2013-02-04 12:38:33 PM

IAmRight: Really doesn't matter if the ball was catchable - the WR initiated contact and pushed. The refs let you grab for a bit after that. You're not going to give a team another four shots at the end zone inside the 5 on a weak-ass "penalty" like that.


I would agree to the point that the DB had his left arm wrapped around the receiver's waste stopping him from getting to the ball.

If it was more hand fighting or body contact, I would agree, but he wasn't fighting for position, he was literally holding him.  When they thought of the rule for defensive holding, that's what they had in mind.
 
2013-02-04 12:40:11 PM

dickfreckle: factoryconnection: NO is a blast, a dirty blast, but a blast nonetheless.

As mentioned in my profile, it's mostly visitors who make the downtown area dirty. There are plenty of neighborhoods that are no dirtier than Tulsa or Portland or wherever these people come from. Our visitors basically treat the city like a whore - she does all the things you're wife won't. They end up pissing on our homes and throwing their trash on the ground. Some locals litter as well, but it's nothing compared to what happens when five drunk kids from UCLA decide to terrorize the French Quarter.

Next time you're in town, try staying in the Garden District or elsewhere uptown. Way cleaner and about 90% locals. Better music and food, too.


it might also depend on the last time he visited.  the 'disneyworld (or land?)' street cleaning services in the quarter are pretty impressive.  i was riding my bike all over the lower garden district, cbd, quarter, marigny, st claude, and st roch area and the city was pretty clean everywhere I went over the super bowl weekend (nb, my travels did not include bourbon st).
 
2013-02-04 12:43:41 PM

MugzyBrown: Anyway, I'm just happy Ray Lewis is now gone. He was nicely embarassed in the game.


what happened?  i saw him make a play here and there but nothing spectacular.  wonder what his line was.
 
2013-02-04 12:43:53 PM

Droog8912: IAmRight: Droog8912: I'm not sure how many times I've pointed out that: a) the officials sucked at calling flags against both teams, b) the 9ers committed more than their fair share of unflagged penalties, but now you can add 1 to each of those totals, presuming you can count that high.

Yeah, you're throwing that phrase in there, then listing every way in which they ignored a Baltimore "penalty," while explaining that the ones "blown" that benefitted the 49ers weren't as important or they weren't a big deal because of some other reason.

Umm...a 9er throwing punches in the 2nd scrum (didn't see the name, think it was #74) also equals ejection.  Late hit on Flacco out of bounds = personal foul = not punting.  Culliver being all over the defenders like he was 'doing the gay dudes' (when he wasn't burnt) should have been first downs all day.  Pretty sure none of those are unimportant.

Faddy: That might be the stupidest thing I have read today. Flacco is a really accurate deep ball thrower in a league that is more and more pass centric. Are there 5 QBs who should be making more than him? Brady, Rogers, Brees, Eli... and then you are struggling Rothelisburger looks like he is falling apart, Peyton is good but on his way out. Matt Ryan is probably next and he is about on par with Flacco but Joe has came through in the big games.

Flacco is a top 10 QB that wants to be paid like Brady, Rogers, and Brees.  What GM in his right mind is going to give up 2 1sts and 20m/yr for him?  No reason to give him the exclusive franchise tag.  Any team needing a QB that bad probably needs the 1st round picks more, and isn't in a shape to compete for the Superbowl soon anyway.  PFT lists these teams as teams who could sign him if non-exclusive: Bills, Jets, Browns, Jaguars, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders, Eagles, Vikings, Buccaneers, and Cardinals.  Bills stink on ice, the Jets/Raiders have no salary room, the Browns/Jags/Chiefs stink and have really high draft picks, the Titans and Vikings ar ...


The Vikings should sign him in a heart beat.  I've seen Ponder and Webb, both are busts.  Peterson is at the peak of his career, if they can back him up with a QB like Flacco then they should jump at the chance.  If not I expect Alex Smith to be of interest.

I'm sure the other teams on that list would jump on Flacco too.  When has a QB of Flacco's quality become available when the team has no other option at quarterback? Never.
 
2013-02-04 12:44:25 PM

MugzyBrown: IAmRight: Really doesn't matter if the ball was catchable - the WR initiated contact and pushed. The refs let you grab for a bit after that. You're not going to give a team another four shots at the end zone inside the 5 on a weak-ass "penalty" like that.

I would agree to the point that the DB had his left arm wrapped around the receiver's waste stopping him from getting to the ball.

If it was more hand fighting or body contact, I would agree, but he wasn't fighting for position, he was literally holding him.  When they thought of the rule for defensive holding, that's what they had in mind.


...beyond five yards, yes, and if the WR doesn't run into him to begin with.  Crabtree ran into him, he grabbed him, Crabtree pushed the guy down by the facemask, and the ball landed well out of bounds.  No penalty, and certainly no way Crabtree would make the catch.  You can argue all you want, but the ball was poorly thrown and coming down well out of bounds at a steep angle.  For Crabtree to even have a remote chance to catch, he would have had to been uncovered completely and been able to leap pretty freakin' high.

If 49ers fans want to be pissed, they can complain about the holding on the punt/safety.  Even so, the Ravens would have been backed up, and had the opportunity to run more time off the clock.
 
2013-02-04 12:45:07 PM

Droog8912: Dafatone: Wait wait wait... there was an incomplete pass thrown Culliver's way, other than the one that got flagged for PI?  You sure?

(snert) I'd honestly like to see a the tape for a breakdown of passes thrown his way and count the catches, drops, and flagged/unflagged penalties.  He looked completely lost on the field.


Oh man, while seeking a breakdown on his performance, I just recalled the atrocious play where he jumped over Jones rather than touch him down, thereby giving up a TD.  He should have been cut on the spot after that.

IAmRight: Really doesn't matter if the ball was catchable - the WR initiated contact and pushed. The refs let you grab for a bit after that. You're not going to give a team another four shots at the end zone inside the 5 on a weak-ass "penalty" like that.


Looks to me like mutual contact was initiated short of the goal-line and Smith simply doesn't let go after the 5 yards, but my connection is sucking and the video at NFL.com keeps buffering and stuttering, so I can't view it well on this crap connection.
 
2013-02-04 12:46:41 PM
Watched the game and I was also surprised on all the blown calls.

Fwiw: I'm a Cheifs fan. I have no dog in this fight nor had any money on this game ( but I did rewatch the post season games for both teams and called it for the ravens before the pro bowl was played)

I have to say this game could have been different if it was a regular season or even early post season game regarding the calls by the refs.

As for the farker saying that the Cheifs suck but have high draft picks... We have a good set of core players but we needed a new head coach, new gm, new offensive coach and a QB that at least a second tier college would start.

Fact is our defense us solid but the offense was almost always 3 and outing or turning over the ball so the D never got a rest. They would tire out and get scored on. It was our O-line and mainly our QB causing our bad season. We over half your points for your entire season can be attributed to your kicker, you know it is an offensive problem.

Also we had 5 players selected for the pro bowl (either primaries or alts). Our individual players rocked. We sucked playing as a team.

We fired our gm, we fired our head coach, I believe we fired our offensive coordinator. Either we trade our picks for a proven QB worth having or take a chance on a QB in the draft. I suspect another 7-9 or 8-8 season but either way I love my team.
 
2013-02-04 12:49:30 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Crabtree ran into him, he grabbed him, Crabtree pushed the guy down by the facemask, and the ball landed well out of bounds. No penalty, and certainly no way Crabtree would make the catch. You can argue all you want, but the ball was poorly thrown and coming down well out of bounds at a steep angle. For Crabtree to even have a remote chance to catch, he would have had to been uncovered completely and been able to leap pretty freakin' high.


Come back to reality.  Crabtree ran into him, so he could get position like a basketball player would.  The DB then grabbed and clawed for dear life as Crabtree desparately tried to get the DB off of him as he saw the ball coming.

If the DB doesn't put his arm around Crabtree, he'll have a very good shot at catching that.
 
2013-02-04 12:51:47 PM

EnviroDude: One thing is for sure, the "non-hold hold" will be discussed at the Harbaugh Thanksgiving table for the next 25 years (unless they are playing that day)


Yeah, it's always the last play of the game that's talked about - the missed kick or the blown call.
Nobody talks about all the mistakes throughout the rest of the game.
 
2013-02-04 12:52:10 PM

Faddy: I'm sure the other teams on that list would jump on Flacco too. When has a QB of Flacco's quality become available when the team has no other option at quarterback? Never.


Is Flacco an upgrade on every one of those teams listed? Absolutely.  But teams with a top 5 pick are terrible, terrible teams.  Wasting money and 2 picks on a player that simply isn't surrounded by enough talent to go anyway is poor management skills.  And some of those teams are simply unable to sign because of the cap situation (Jets and Raiders most notably).

whizbangthedirtfarmer: If 49ers fans want to be pissed, they can complain about the holding on the punt/safety Culliver, the team being completed outmatched in the first half, and not even being ready for the first play from scrimmage.


The refs sucked, but the 9ers screwed themselves into being down 28-6.

/can we just not have those refs against next year? Please?
 
2013-02-04 12:55:27 PM

Begoggle: Nobody talks about all the mistakes throughout the rest of the game.


surprised at the relative radio silence re the missed conversion.
 
2013-02-04 12:56:38 PM

MugzyBrown: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Crabtree ran into him, he grabbed him, Crabtree pushed the guy down by the facemask, and the ball landed well out of bounds. No penalty, and certainly no way Crabtree would make the catch. You can argue all you want, but the ball was poorly thrown and coming down well out of bounds at a steep angle. For Crabtree to even have a remote chance to catch, he would have had to been uncovered completely and been able to leap pretty freakin' high.

Come back to reality.  Crabtree ran into him, so he could get position like a basketball player would.  The DB then grabbed and clawed for dear life as Crabtree desparately tried to get the DB off of him as he saw the ball coming.

If the DB doesn't put his arm around Crabtree, he'll have a very good shot at catching that.


...about a full yard out of bounds.  If you want to talk about reality, you need to acknowledge that a) Crabtree had no reasonable chance to catch the ball, and b) once Crabtree ran into him (it was a stop and go route), then the CB could grab him.  You may not like it, but it is well within the rules.  Crabtree was pushing the guy down by his facemask doesn't help your argument, either.  If you want to say the ball was catchable, then you also need to say that offensive PI was a possibility, too.
 
2013-02-04 01:02:44 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: about a full yard out of bounds. If you want to talk about reality, you need to acknowledge that a) Crabtree had no reasonable chance to catch the ball, and b) once Crabtree ran into him (it was a stop and go route), then the CB could grab him. You may not like it, but it is well within the rules. Crabtree was pushing the guy down by his facemask doesn't help your argument, either. If you want to say the ball was catchable, then you also need to say that offensive PI was a possibility, too.


He would have caught the ball in the air, well over his head, probably a good 2 feet in bounds.  The ball travels at an angle.. it was being thrown from a good 20 yards away, not from the ceiling.

And Crabtree was pushing because he was trying to get the DB off of him to catch the ball.  He probably should have just gone down and forced the ref's hand.  He may have gotten the call if he didn't fight so hard to get loose.

You can say it was a good non-call for the situation.. there's no way you can say it wasn't a penalty.  It was an obvious penalty.
 
2013-02-04 01:06:44 PM

MugzyBrown: whizbangthedirtfarmer: about a full yard out of bounds. If you want to talk about reality, you need to acknowledge that a) Crabtree had no reasonable chance to catch the ball, and b) once Crabtree ran into him (it was a stop and go route), then the CB could grab him. You may not like it, but it is well within the rules. Crabtree was pushing the guy down by his facemask doesn't help your argument, either. If you want to say the ball was catchable, then you also need to say that offensive PI was a possibility, too.

He would have caught the ball in the air, well over his head, probably a good 2 feet in bounds.  The ball travels at an angle.. it was being thrown from a good 20 yards away, not from the ceiling.

And Crabtree was pushing because he was trying to get the DB off of him to catch the ball.  He probably should have just gone down and forced the ref's hand.  He may have gotten the call if he didn't fight so hard to get loose.

You can say it was a good non-call for the situation.. there's no way you can say it wasn't a penalty.  It was an obvious penalty.


It's okay, even Crabtree agrees with the non-call.  But you can keep biatching about it.

"I mean, it felt like there was a lot of contact," Crabtree said. "I don't even want to say this, but if the ball had been a little lower, giving me a chance to make a play, I'm sure they would've called it (the penalty)."

Keep farking the chicken, though.
 
2013-02-04 01:07:33 PM

meanmutton: Holding doesn't stop the play, though.


I wonder if Harbaugh the Greater, being the evil genius that he is, told the punt unit O-line to intentionally hold on the play to take more time off the clock.
 
2013-02-04 01:10:55 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: It's okay, even Crabtree agrees with the non-call. But you can keep biatching about it.

"I mean, it felt like there was a lot of contact," Crabtree said. "I don't even want to say this, but if the ball had been a little lower, giving me a chance to make a play, I'm sure they would've called it (the penalty)."

Keep farking the chicken, though.


So Crabtree didn't want to complain...

I don't give a shiat about either team.  Learn football
 
2013-02-04 01:14:30 PM

poughdrew: meanmutton: Holding doesn't stop the play, though.

I wonder if Harbaugh the Greater, being the evil genius that he is, told the punt unit O-line to intentionally hold on the play to take more time off the clock.


They were going to take a safety anyway, so there was zero repercussion for doing so. Hell, one guy (can't remember his name offhand) was bear-hugging a 49er d-lineman the entire play.
 
2013-02-04 01:17:26 PM

MugzyBrown: whizbangthedirtfarmer: It's okay, even Crabtree agrees with the non-call. But you can keep biatching about it.

"I mean, it felt like there was a lot of contact," Crabtree said. "I don't even want to say this, but if the ball had been a little lower, giving me a chance to make a play, I'm sure they would've called it (the penalty)."

Keep farking the chicken, though.

So Crabtree didn't want to complain...

I don't give a shiat about either team.  Learn football


Hey, all I've done is give you the rules and the reality of the situation.  You're been doing nothing but working on your feelings.  To be honest, I half expected you to start criticizing Crabtree for disagreeing with you.  So, lessee, the refs, most of the non-49ers contingent, and the player himself all agree the ball was overthrown and that there was no penalty.  Stop biatching.
 
2013-02-04 01:18:16 PM

whizbangthedirtfarmer: MugzyBrown: whizbangthedirtfarmer: about a full yard out of bounds. If you want to talk about reality, you need to acknowledge that a) Crabtree had no reasonable chance to catch the ball, and b) once Crabtree ran into him (it was a stop and go route), then the CB could grab him. You may not like it, but it is well within the rules. Crabtree was pushing the guy down by his facemask doesn't help your argument, either. If you want to say the ball was catchable, then you also need to say that offensive PI was a possibility, too.

He would have caught the ball in the air, well over his head, probably a good 2 feet in bounds.  The ball travels at an angle.. it was being thrown from a good 20 yards away, not from the ceiling.

And Crabtree was pushing because he was trying to get the DB off of him to catch the ball.  He probably should have just gone down and forced the ref's hand.  He may have gotten the call if he didn't fight so hard to get loose.

You can say it was a good non-call for the situation.. there's no way you can say it wasn't a penalty.  It was an obvious penalty.

It's okay, even Crabtree agrees with the non-call.  But you can keep biatching about it.

"I mean, it felt like there was a lot of contact," Crabtree said. "I don't even want to say this, but if the ball had been a little lower, giving me a chance to make a play, I'm sure they would've called it (the penalty)."

Keep farking the chicken, though.


You're wrong dude, you are flat-out wrong.  It was close enough that they NEVER call it uncatchable in that situation.  No way in hell.
 
2013-02-04 01:18:52 PM

Incorrigible Astronaut: poughdrew: meanmutton: Holding doesn't stop the play, though.

I wonder if Harbaugh the Greater, being the evil genius that he is, told the punt unit O-line to intentionally hold on the play to take more time off the clock.

They were going to take a safety anyway, so there was zero repercussion for doing so. Hell, one guy (can't remember his name offhand) was bear-hugging a 49er d-lineman the entire play.


Yep, the refs did the 49ers a favor there.  If they had called holding, the Ravens would have had the ball again with eight seconds left.  They could have run around in the end zone again for another safety or punted it away, which, with a fair catch or kick out of bounds, would have left two or three seconds on the clock.
 
2013-02-04 01:21:07 PM
It wasn't half as much interference or holding as Bowman committed at the end of the game against the Falcons. So yeah, not going to feel too bad for the 49ers.

BTW, for what it's worth, virtually every NFL referee, current and former, with a public voice, said that the play didn't merit a flag. And the only bad officiating throughout the game was the lack of control after the whistles. Relative to most NFL games, this was a damn perfect game from the refs.
 
2013-02-04 01:24:39 PM

IAmRight: It wasn't half as much interference or holding as Bowman committed at the end of the game against the Falcons. So yeah, not going to feel too bad for the 49ers.

BTW, for what it's worth, virtually every NFL referee, current and former, with a public voice, said that the play didn't merit a flag. And the only bad officiating throughout the game was the lack of control after the whistles. Relative to most NFL games, this was a damn perfect game from the refs.


Mike Francesa: "That's a flag any way you look at it".
 
2013-02-04 01:28:13 PM

downtownkid: Mike Francesa: "That's a flag any way you look at it".


Oh, well clearly a radio host would be the ultimate authority in these cases.
 
2013-02-04 01:33:05 PM

IAmRight: downtownkid: Mike Francesa: "That's a flag any way you look at it".

Oh, well clearly a radio host would be the ultimate authority in these cases.


I'll take an objective guy who has covered the NFL for 30+ years over you, yes.
 
2013-02-04 01:33:30 PM
Mike Periera:  "Kaepernick lofted a pass to Michael Crabtree, who was being guarded by Jimmy Smith. Both players were hand fighting and when you look at this play in real time, there's not enough to call pass interference against either player. Smith had a quick grab and Crabtree had a quick push-off. Smith went down on the play and the pass fell incomplete. ... By the way, it couldn't be defensive holding because the pass was in the air when the contact occurred. It's either offensive pass interference or defensive pass interference ."

/but a radio host said it was pass interference!
 
2013-02-04 01:36:24 PM

downtownkid: I'll take an objective guy who has covered the NFL for 30+ years over you, yes.


Holy hell you're a moron. The point is that it's not me, it's every official who has ever officiated and has a public voice. I suppose refs have a tendency to look out for one another...but then, radio hosts have a tendency to trot out the bullsh*t in order to create controversy.
 
2013-02-04 01:37:01 PM

Dr Dreidel: Yanks_RSJ: EnviroDude: One thing is for sure, the "non-hold hold" will be discussed at the Harbaugh Thanksgiving table for the next 25 years (unless they are playing that day)

As long as Jim ends up getting punched in the face every year, that's fine.  God, what a baby.

Yes. 4th down was the problem. Not the 3 other tries to go 5 yards that came up empty - because the refs failed to drop a yellow hanky on that one play, all was ruined. The 49ers had no other chances to move the ball and score other than with ~5 mins to go in the game.

BTW, Lee Evans wants you to know he caught that ball last year, and Tom Brady says the ball Tyree "caught" moved when it hit turf. Also, UF thinks they won a National Championship against THE State of Ohio's University due to uncalled PI. Maybe Kaepernick should hold the ball when he gets sacked, and not throw it to Ed Reed on the next play.

// can't be fun to lose, and I hope Jim has more class than to cry about it for a year


UF thinks they won a championship against "The  State of Ohio University" because they won 41-14.
 
2013-02-04 01:37:03 PM
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-04 01:37:18 PM

IAmRight: downtownkid: I'll take an objective guy who has covered the NFL for 30+ years over you, yes.

Holy hell you're a moron. The point is that it's not me, it's every official who has ever officiated and has a public voice. I suppose refs have a tendency to look out for one another...but then, radio hosts have a tendency to trot out the bullsh*t in order to create controversy.


Here are some pictures, may make it easier for you:

http://www.sportsgrid.com/nfl/4th-and-goal-pass-interference-super-b ow l-47-video/
 
2013-02-04 01:37:37 PM

downtownkid: IAmRight: downtownkid: Mike Francesa: "That's a flag any way you look at it".

Oh, well clearly a radio host would be the ultimate authority in these cases.

I'll take an objective guy who has covered the NFL for 30+ years over you, yes.


Over him, over Crabtree, over the former head of officiating.  Yes indeed.
 
2013-02-04 01:51:01 PM

downtownkid: Here are some pictures, may make it easier for you:


Ah, we all know that photographs are an excellent way to show action. I'm guessing you also forgot to read after where the author stopped agreeing with you.

"But remember, this is a literal reading of technical nitpicking. In truth, how often are offensive and defensive pass interference called simulatenously? Never.

Not to mention that there's this:

"A defensive player is allowed to maintain continuous and unbroken contact within the five-yard zone until a point when the receiver is even with the defender."

Crabtree had not yet gained even ground (see first screenshot) with Smith, and the contact by both players was barely beyond five yards. Crabtree and Smith's pass interference therefore fall into the same legal subset, and so no penalty should have been awarded on either side. Furthermore, remember what was stated above:  both players were disadvantaged, meaning neither player gained an advantage. At this point it usually becomes a game of splitting hairs, the official deciding which player impeded the other more. And because neither foul was particularly egregious, he choose to let it all go - which, in my opinion, was the only call to make, because a singular flag on either side would have been unfairly punitive."
 
2013-02-04 01:51:37 PM
@ Gilgamesh

Cool. The time I made that walk was in '95 I believe. It was UF-FSU anyway. Iirc we took a courtesy shuttle up there but I couldnt find one to get back. Then I lost my friends. This before cellphones so I was out of luck trying to contact them. I did stick with a pack of people though so it was OK. Nice to hear they habe a trolley to get you there now.

/something is wrong with my reply button on fark mobile.
 
2013-02-04 01:52:17 PM
It is definitely surprising pass interference wasn't called in a consistent manner on that last play. It was always called perfectly during the regular season with consistent standards between officials and applied consistently against all teams and individual players.

It's like the strike zone in baseball, perfectly utilized all the time, that's why I'm amazed there is any controversy about the no call.

/could have been pass interference
//against either team
///just let it farking go people who "have no dog in the fight" but somehow can't avoid dick waving about it anyway
 
2013-02-04 01:56:44 PM

js34603: It is definitely surprising pass interference wasn't called in a consistent manner on that last play. It was always called perfectly during the regular season with consistent standards between officials and applied consistently against all teams and individual players.


Certainly neither team had ever benefited nor been victim of a similar no-call, say, within the 10-yard-line, with someone contacting a receiver with the ball in the air on a 4th-down play near the end of a playoff game with the driving team hoping to overcome a one-score deficit.

Can you imagine if, say, the 49ers had gotten away with something like that, say, in the game against the Falcons for the NFC Championship? Everyone would be outraged!
 
2013-02-04 01:56:52 PM

js34603: It is definitely surprising pass interference wasn't called in a consistent manner on that last play. It was always called perfectly during the regular season with consistent standards between officials and applied consistently against all teams and individual players.

It's like the strike zone in baseball, perfectly utilized all the time, that's why I'm amazed there is any controversy about the no call.

/could have been pass interference
//against either team
///just let it farking go people who "have no dog in the fight" but somehow can't avoid dick waving about it anyway


Because people who like football but support other teams have no reason to comment right?


Zip it moran
 
2013-02-04 01:56:58 PM

js34603: ///just let it farking go people who "have no dog in the fight" but somehow can't avoid dick waving about it anyway


If people did that, fark would cease to exist.
 
2013-02-04 01:57:24 PM
Is it just me or did that game show just what a biatch Karma is for Chris Culliver? That dude got torched at every turn.

Funny that for such a homophobe, Culliver had no problem letting guys get behind him all night long.
 
2013-02-04 02:05:42 PM

Igor Jakovsky: @ Gilgamesh

Cool. The time I made that walk was in '95 I believe. It was UF-FSU anyway. Iirc we took a courtesy shuttle up there but I couldnt find one to get back. Then I lost my friends. This before cellphones so I was out of luck trying to contact them. I did stick with a pack of people though so it was OK. Nice to hear they habe a trolley to get you there now.

/something is wrong with my reply button on fark mobile.


1995 - those were some scary times in that area.  You'd be amazed at how it looks now.
 
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