Based on listening to callers on KNBR on Monday and various bits of input I’ve gathered on Twitter, a lot of griping from 49ers fans since the Super Bowl ended has been directed largely at the officiating crew, which of course is the universal mating call for homers everywhere, regardless of team.
And why wouldn’t they be doing that? Even their fearless leader Jim Harbaugh took aim at the officiating after the game:
Safe to say Jim Harbaugh is angry at the officiating. Brought it up in every answer.
— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham) February 4, 2013
The prime play being used as Exhibit A? The defensive PI/defense holding “no call” at the end of the game between Michael Crabtree and Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith.
But that couldn’t be further from the wrong attitude to have post-Super Bowl. So, take your 49ers goggles off for just a minute and join me as I try to sort through this whole “blown call” nonsense.
It comes down to this: There was contact both ways.
Crabtree initiated th...