Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by theduke85:
Originally posted by rominjoe:
Wrong. The 49ers win not bc refs rule in their favor, but despite many plays in which the refs rule against them. You seem to think that I believe their poor calls are bc they are trying to rig every play, every game. They don't have to. Just a few. the missed call that allowed Rodgers to spring loose on a 4th down happened right in front of the official who was looking right at the man pull Mcdonald off from behind.
Some ideas are not worth dignifying. Bad calls happen because of human nature (i.e. refs are not infallible), not because of some grand scheme by the league. Sometimes multiple calls go against a certain team (again, look at the game last week -- we got numerous beneficial calls, indisputably more than the Panthers, unless you start grasping at straws).
theres no need to call me (or others like me) ridiculous or dense for hypothesizing a theory. If u disagree, make your point the same way the 'conspiracy theorists' do, but don't insult us bc we think there might be a little more to the game than meets the eye.
We shouldn't even be having discussions about nonsense like this. It reflects poorly on the fan base.
Tell that to Suns fans after the Tim Donaghy fiasco. It's not out of the realm of possibility. The NFL officials are part time employees.
I sincerely hope that it's not happening in the NFL like it did in the NBA, and I don't really think if it is that it's because of the NFL wanting the niners to lose. It would likely be a gambling scandal again.
Look, I'm not saying it's not possible. It totally is.
But what I'm saying is that it is incredibly naive to think that we
could not be the beneficiaries of it too. That's where I think people get ridiculous about it. How many times have these people complaining about the refs suggested that one of our
wins was tainted because of officiating!? Never. You never hear that. The "NFL is rigged" card is only played if we lose. It's always unthinkable or unfathomable that the refs could ever be making calls in our favor, and that's why it's ridiculous.
Again, it's a crutch. People only play this card when we lose. If we beat Seattle today and their fans start complaining about the refs, the same fans suggesting this is a possibility will roll their eyes at the Seahawks fans and call them poor sports.
If you want to entertain the idea that the league is fixed, then be my guest. But for the love of god, don't be so naive to think that the league is out to get the 49ers and that the refs aren't screwing teams in our favor.
A couple posts above someone said, "well, the refs tried to screw the 49ers a couple times, but they won anyway." Come on. Seriously?
[ Edited by theduke85 on Jan 19, 2014 at 1:05 PM ]