After being down 28-6, the San Francisco 49ers stormed back to make it a game against the Baltimore Ravens late in the 4th quarter.
With 1:50 left on the game clock, the 49ers found themselves down 29-34 while at the Raven’s 5-yard-line. It was 4th down and goal as QB Colin Kaepernick (Turlock, Pitman High School) threw the ball, trying to hit WR Michael Crabtree. However, as the ball was in the air, Raven’s cornerback, Jimmy Smith blatantly held onto Michael Crabtree, but the refs lead by main official Jerome Boger, who was criticized before the big game for over-excessive calls, decided to take the play off on this one.
Instead of calling a holding or pass interference, which would have been the correct call, the Zebra striped refs decided to keep the flags in their pockets. Crabtree was held by Smith at least two yards deep in the end-zone. This no call cost the 49ers a sixth Superbowl win.
In fact, this entire game was filled with erroneous non-called penalties. From offensive pass interference on the Ravens to cheap shots made by both team, this so-called all-star referee team screwed up big time. On one play, Raven’s player, Cary Williams was seen pushing one of the refs with two hands. According to the NFL rule book, any contactmade with the refs results in an ejection. But Williams was not ejected. Now some may wonder if this game was fixed considering all the bad/no calls on the field of play.
The NFL, Boger and crew screwed up big time. Instead of making the right calls on the field, they just gave someone who was indicted on murder and aggravated-assault charges, pled guilty to obstruction of justice, someone who has 6 kids from 4 different women and someone who allegedly used a banned substance, win a Super Bowl ring (Raven’s LB Ray Lewis).
Final Score of Super Bowl 47 = **Ravens 34 49ers 31
** = ref aided