Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by cciowa:
blaming the refs is the reason why people call us the whiners. get real, if we would have taken care of what we can control and if the coaches would have allowed the team to win the game at the end you would not be setting there lamely blaming the refs. It was not the refs fault that our entire team came out and was terrible in the first half which has NEVER occured to a niner team in a super bowl. It was not the refs fault our defense was horrid for the entire game which allowed us to have to play f**king catchup the entire game. Then when we did catch them, of course the coaches went into a fetal position and played not to win.
cc, they're talking about the '83 NFC title game in DC and anyone who saw the game knows that on the verge of a fabulous Joe Montana comeback for a win, the refs basically took the game over, called a series of the worst defensive penalties on the Niners I can remember and pretty much gave the Redskins the game. The end of the game pissed Walsh off so much that he started lobbying the next off season for instant replay.
Exactly the point I was trying to make GN, thanks. The Niners had tied it up at 21 all after being down 21-0.
The Redskins then marched on a 13-play, 78-yard drive that took 6:12 off the clock and set up Moseley's 25-yard field goal with 40 seconds left in the game. This possession was aided by two controversial penalties:
On second down and 10 on the San Francisco 45-yard line, Theismann threw a long incompletion intended for wide receiver Art Monk, but cornerback Eric Wright was called for pass interference at the 18-yard line. It seemed that nobody had a reasonable chance to catch the ball, which, under the rule, would have nullified any pass interference penalty.
On third down and 5 from the San Francisco 13-yard line, cornerback Ronnie Lott was called for holding on what seemed to be a harmless act with Brown far away from where the pass fell incomplete.
[ Edited by Ronnie49Lott on May 28, 2013 at 2:50 PM ]