Sports can bring out the worst in people sometimes and that’s exactly what’s happening with the San Francisco 49ers following their loss in Super Bowl XLVII. Specifically, 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh ripped the referees in the Big Game for not calling what he thought was defensive pass interference on San Francisco’s final offensive play of the game. Niners running back Frank Gore followed that up by saying his is still the better team. Have these guys lost their minds? Do they not remember the first half of the game?
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco absolutely shredded the 49ers’ high-profile defense for three touchdowns, putting his team up by 15 points at halftime. San Francisco barely could muster two field goals by that point and was getting outplayed on both sides of the ball.
The only reason the 49ers made a comeback is because of the blackout that delayed second-half play by over half an hour. After Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones returned the second-half kickoff back for a touchdown, San Francisco was dead in the water and would have stayed that way had it not been for the critical shift in momentum caused by the blackout.
If the 49ers want to be upset about something, it should be at themselves for playing so poorly in the first half. The Ravens won. It’s over. Quit crying and show some passion about something you can actually control, like being ready for the biggest game of your life.