Originally posted by crabman82:
its comical really. i have a number of friends who are hawk fans and we watch a lot of games together. games involving them when their wr's get held or tugged with no flag, they go ballistic, but 5 mins later when they on D, its great D. homers gonna homer. its really not that bad to admit you push the envelope and get away with it.
Why make stuff up or exaggerate? Trying to paint a picture that the only reason we won is because we hold and our fans are all homers is blind homerism in itself.
Go back to the game day thread of the Seahawks in Candlestick and read every page. Their is complaints on every single defensive snap about holding and that we got away with something but on Crabtree's fumble that was originally ruled the player touched the ground and confirmed by the official patting his but to indicate his but touched the ground the official changed the call to forward progress after the replay and the challenge flag was thrown.
The replay proved the ball was out before Crabtree hit the ground and was still fighting for yardage and the call should have been challengeable and if it were then that takes 3 points of the scoreboard and gives Seattle another possession. Does that mean we win the game? Not necessarily but it was definitely a factor.
Here's the thing, I scowered the game day thread to see what type of comments this forum would make about it. Did they think it was a bad or blown call? Did they think it could have affected the outcome of the game? But their wasn't even a comment about it.
You can make stuff up that no one can confirm all you want. I could say that my Niner friends are all homers but that is just hyperbole. You can verify my comments, hey are written right here in this forum.
For the record I think that Bowman strip of Kearse on your 1 yard line was a make up call for the Crabtree call the previous game. Unfortunately that call hurt us more than it helped us because we fumbled on the next play 15 yards farther away from the endzone and gave you better field position.
[ Edited by 12thfan on Mar 6, 2014 at 3:34 AM ]