Posted: 2/7/2013 2:09:01 AM
Originally Posted by BigNiner
Well....I was actually going to respond when I had more time than a few minutes to write. Apparently, that is not acceptable. Too funny.
Well, clearly I was wrong. Baltimore was the right side. As much as I feel Baltimore was the recipient of the 4th down call in the endzone, San Fran didn't come to play, and didn't deserve to win because of several poor mistakes. If they get the call like many feel they should have; they win the game. Other than the clear talent advantage, the one big reason I liked the Niners in the game was the coaching advantage and I was dead wrong on that one. Jim Harbaugh got circles run around him by his brother. The Ravens were clearly the more prepared team.
Other than the game, I will say that as much as I believed the Niners would win big, this thread was created half in mockery at the ridiculous threads that have become common place at Covers.com. Yes, it is hypocritical that I created a thread like this, so I deserve all the posts from above. I've got no problem with that. Serves me right. No biggie.
It's sad that an objective opinion has to be considered a "homer pick" because it coincides with my team preference. I've been on the site...even before this site, with the pre-dated old wagerline.com site. I picked regularly against the Niners, including several times this season. My record on San Fran games over the years speaks for itself. Nobody ever had a problem before....mostly because SF stunk. Last year I started getting the "homer" comments regularly once they started winning regularly. Not a coincidence, but whatever. No harm, foul. Should have known better to have even commented during the playoffs. No win situation either way.
Congrats to the knowledgeable Baltimore backers who cashed. See you next season
Even if you got that call, the Ravens would have driven down the field and scored a touchdown or a field goal. Depending on the 49ers converting the 2 point conversion, a field goal could have won that game. So don't say that the 49ers would have won. Ravens had 3 timeouts and would have had over a minute. In the NFL, that is way more than enough time to win a game. If you watch the play you will see Crabtree runs into the CB and creates contact because he wanted to push off. So the CB held onto him because he wasn't going to let the push off happen. So if you really look at it Crabtree should have been called for a offensive pass interference.