RWC, I think it was Brett Keisel that got a sack or stop, then did a celebration dance that featured dropping to one knee. Of course it's now a penalty to do any celebration that features going to the ground (Jared Allen can't even do his rodeo sack dance anymore) so Keisel got a personal foul.
So, yes, it's a legit call as of now. wasn't three years ago, but it is in 2012.
"there were plenty of horrible penelties and nonpenalties that went against both teams. but to go under the hood and review the play and still get it horribly wrong is inexcuseable. you know there were bad plays by the refs all over the game. smith should have been called for PI on the 32 yard TD, There should have been a block in the back on Denvers KO return TD just to name a couple. Oher false started on the TD to Jacoby you could go on and on. the refs are bad, but not reversing an obvious call on the tuck rule, just gets on your nerves unless of coarse it benifits your team. after watching the Pats start a dynasty off of the tuck rule it is crazy to see it ignored now. I really wish they would get rid of the rule personally, because that should just be a fumble anyways. but as long as the rule is in existence then call it properly or not at all."
This one is so precious I had to post the whole thing:
First off, let me say that I did NOT watch this game. It had zero interest to me. And based on the end result, it looked like I didn't need to. The ending was so predictable.
Roger God-ell knew all along that the Ratbirds were going to win. His hand-picked refs made sure of that. The dirtiest team in the NFL only had 2 penalties? Serious?
Then, when he knew the game was getting out of hand, he had the power cut. Not the first time he's done that in a 49ers game. Steeler fans will remember that from last season.
And we all knew the fix was on on the 49ers last play, when Stevie Wonder could see the Ratbird was holding. Were these the same replacement refs that handed the Ratbirds the game against New England week 3, or are they just as incompetent?
Joe Flaccid is NOT elite. He was just the beneficiary of a royal screwjob. No, screwjob doesn't describe it good enough. The 49ers were bent over and violated by the worst commissioner in the history of sports.
And is RayRay actually going to retire? He's already proven to be a habitual liar. He lied about killing 2 people. He lied about using PEDs. Who's to say he lied about retiring just to give the Ratbirds the sympathetic vote from Der Fuhrer?
Until the dictator is removed from office, I am having serious thoughts about ever watching football ever again. He is turning the NFL into the WWE with its predictability.
I thought you were talking about the final play which to me looked like defensive pass interference, but hell.....they missed those calls all night. Torrey Smith was all over that 49er so he couldn't make that interception.
Troll Poll offers up this one. Evidentially, she doesn't know the difference between being consistent w/ non calls and letting the teams play and being inconsistent while only calling against one team, and doing it to take scores away from them.
<p>Ravens fans have NO right to complain about SB XL anymore. That hold in the endzone should have been called. Running into the kicker should have been roughing as he hit the guys plant leg where all his weight was. I know you don't want the zebras to decide the game but you also want consistancy and you don't want the other team to get away with breaking the rules either.</p>
Lots of bitter Steeler fans. I have no idea why. You earned it. Congratulations. That was one hell of a run. But to pull all of the emotion out of it, that was a very akward officiated game. If their going to keep their flags in their pockets they should do it all year. That being said I don't think it had an outcome in the game. They were calling nothing for either side. But, this shold put to rest all the Super Bowl XL talk as far as bad calls. There are bad calls in every game. Once agian nice win, nice season. It definitly was a story book year for you guys. You're the big dogs now( really the past two years).
Hopefully, they will make some great aquisitions again to go with the core players and make another run. This team will look significantly different next year w/ all the free agent decisions they need to make.
Had the the refs not been letting the contact go all game (There was a PI non-call where Culliver made contact several yards down the field for a catchable ball in the end zone for Torrey Smith), I'd feel the Ravens may have stole one. If someone wants to call it bad, that's fair, but at least it was consistently bad, so no one got screwed.
Torrey Smith got mugged all game by the 49ers DBs; the "running into the kicker" phantom penalty which added 3 points; the no call on the late hit out of bounds on Joe Flacco... A no call on Jimmy Smith was not only expected but deserved based on how the game was called.
Jerome's crew was known to not be a high quality crew from the start. They swallowed their whistles all game in general, but in no possible way was this game even remotely reffed in favor of the Ravens. It evened out enough in the end to let the Ravens win.
Steelers - yup. Pitt takes a knee and runs out clock up 11 and there is no drama as Polamalu's INT is correctly ruled a turnover with inside 5 minutes left. Still one of the worst calls in playoff history.
Complaining that there's nothing to further penalize the Ravens for intentionally holding on the play where Koch ran time off the clock before giving uo the safety. To their credit, most of the Steelers fans were disagreeing with the OP though: