Reading the posts of the zoners this morning actually makes me feel better about yesterday's game because..
1) There seems to be consensus that the TD play was actually called correctly.
2) The chances of that play reoccurring if replayed 100 times are perhaps 2-3%... In other words, the play was a fluke. Admittedly, great players make great plays when it matters but let's not kid ourselves guys....this play was still a fluke. Getting beaten on a fluke doesn't hurt as much as an ass kicking. When a fluke happens, there is always second guessing, looking back, questioning, etc. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Blah, blah, blah... Bottom line? It was a f**king fluke.
Last bit here.......I'm still not convinced it was a TD. That first foot came down very very close to that back line. In all of the angles I saw, I never saw any green between his foot and the line (meaning that his foot was probably touching the line and therefore he was out of bounds). Also, when he dragged his second foot down, was the first foot still in? Very questionable. At best, the call was controversial....IMHO.
Actually, this is the last bit..... For those of us who remember.....in three of the Niners SB winning seasons, they had heartbreaking regular season losses....in '88 to the Cards in Phoenix, in '89 to the Rams in SF, and in '94 to the Chiefs in KC... Point being that good teams get stronger from a loss like this. It could be a blessing in disguise down the road.....you know, Sing will use this constructively to motivate the team and hopefully Raye will learn that being too conservative can burn you too. Good news also.....Seahawks, Cards, and Rams all lost too...