Originally Posted by Donnie D
Surprise move by the NFL to bring back the replacement refs for the Super Bowl. From start to finish, the 2012 NFL season is going to go down as the year of the botched call.
Once again, it proves that you just can't put yourself in a position where the refs can decide a game, because they will blow it. Despite the blown call, San Francisco only has themselves to blame by stinking it up for the first half.
What angers me more than the end of the game is how blatant everything for Baltimore has been since Ray announced his retirement and Goodell announced he wants him in the front office. Go back and watch the Denver game. Dierdorf HATES Peyton Manning and loves Ray, and even he was making cooments (and I quote) "Well, sure, the defender got there a second early, but that was so bang-bang, I don't call that." Then repeat that line 6 (no, I'm not exagerating) times. 6 pass interference calls they just let go so the Ravens benefited. Then go back earlier in the Super Bowl. There were three times after the whistle that Ravens players threw punches, and one time where he actually pushed the official, and they got 0 penalties. My wife, who knows next to nothing on football, even questioned if there was a big penalty for pushing a ref like that. Now add in the end of the game with 2 no calls on PI. The appearance is just horrid, but we love terrible human beings, and nobody will question it.