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07:24 AM ET 01.13 | Simply, for a moment, Jim Harbaugh snapped as time ran out in the first half Sunday. Referee Carl Cheffers noted the tantrumstastic TKA and threw the flag before wide receiver Anquan Boldin could prevent it. "Yeah, he was trying to get the referee to reset the clock," Boldin said, "but in that moment, we just have to keep our heads. I had to grab and tell him, 'Don't cost us.' He understood." ... [The] coach had better step up his game. Not only did he get himself penalized for the first time all year (and become the first coach of the year to get flagged), he never got the five seconds back he was yowling about. That is not A-plus-plus work, and the team, organization and geographical area is rightly ashamed of him. In other words, Harbaugh owes Boldin a debt of gratitude.

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January 13, 2014  07:48 AM ET

It's hard to keep your head when dealing with idiots. Only way to describe the referees in this year's playoffs. The NFL should fine these boneheads like they do the players. This whole thread should be about the quality of the refereeing. Only makes it worse when the NFL says they only use the best crews for the playoffs. And these boneheads went on strike a couple of years ago. As an NFL fan, it's embarrassing. Do these clowns have anybody in their change room to help them tie their shoes?

January 13, 2014  07:48 AM ET

It's hard to keep your head when dealing with idiots. Only way to describe the referees in this year's playoffs. The NFL should fine these boneheads like they do the players. This whole thread should be about the quality of the refereeing. Only makes it worse when the NFL says they only use the best crews for the playoffs. And these boneheads went on strike a couple of years ago. As an NFL fan, it's embarrassing. Do these clowns have anybody in their change room to help them tie their shoes?

January 13, 2014  08:19 AM ET

I haven't seen a neutral zone infraction called all year, until yesterday and the Chargers got five. Kind of made me wonder who was writing the ref's checks.

January 13, 2014  08:26 AM ET

The whole Bay Area is ashamed of him? Right.

January 13, 2014  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I haven't seen a neutral zone infraction called all year, until yesterday and the Chargers got five. Kind of made me wonder who was writing the ref's checks.

There were 124 neutral zone infraction calls during the regular season this year. Detroit led the way with 11.

January 13, 2014  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I haven't seen a neutral zone infraction called all year, until yesterday and the Chargers got five. Kind of made me wonder who was writing the ref's checks.

Saying "Omaha" gets 'em every time.

January 13, 2014  08:50 AM ET

Gee, let a guy show a little passion, huh? If the review had gone against him, then the extra seconds might have cost him another chance to score.

As for Boldin, he got away with a head butt and some other stuff after the play. He could have cost his team, too.

January 13, 2014  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Gee, let a guy show a little passion, huh? If the review had gone against him, then the extra seconds might have cost him another chance to score.As for Boldin, he got away with a head butt and some other stuff after the play. He could have cost his team, too.

Just proving my point. These guys seem to want to dictate the outcome of the match from the get-go.

January 13, 2014  09:01 AM ET

Harbaugh is in the same class as Schwartz, No self control and that permeates to the entire team. What a jerk!

January 13, 2014  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Harbaugh is in the same class as Schwartz, No self control and that permeates to the entire team. What a jerk!

Harbaugh has Schwartz beat on that Super Bowl count, though...

January 13, 2014  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Harbaugh has Schwartz beat on that Super Bowl count, though...

Right now, he's 1 ahead in holding a job, too.

Otis, did you see the ad for "Vikings" yesterday, too? Got me psyched to pillage, that's for sure.

January 13, 2014  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

There were 124 neutral zone infraction calls during the regular season this year. Detroit led the way with 11.

That comes out to .687 per game for Detroit, .242 per game league wide. That's 20 times the average in last night's game. That just doesn't sound possible.

January 13, 2014  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The whole Bay Area is ashamed of him? Right.

The only thing the Bay Area is ashamed of is the local writer who wrote this - Ray Ratto.

January 13, 2014  09:18 AM ET

Don't worry. Harbaugh will have plenty of time to reflect after the visit to Seattle..

January 13, 2014  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Harbaugh is in the same class as Schwartz, No self control and that permeates to the entire team. What a jerk!

The only difference is; players like playing for Harbaugh and Schwartz never had the respect of his players.

January 13, 2014  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Harbaugh is in the same class as Schwartz, No self control and that permeates to the entire team. What a jerk!

who on the team has acted like a jerk?

January 13, 2014  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Otis, did you see the ad for "Vikings" yesterday, too? Got me psyched to pillage, that's for sure.

Saw that... and saw the trailer for the new season of Game Of Thrones... as well as getting the DVR set for "Justified", "Klondike" and "Black Sails". And - just finished the first season of "Breaking Bad".

TV is good.

January 13, 2014  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Just proving my point. These guys seem to want to dictate the outcome of the match from the get-go.

The worst call of the game was the call against Dan Skuta in the second half when he sacked Newton on 3rd down. Newton spun out of the pocket and ran into Skuta. Carolinas next play was a 17 yard pass to Ginn and then Newton threw an INT to Whitner, call it Karma.

This call was like Deja Vu because it reminded me of another terrible call when Bowman sacked Drew Brees and made him fumble, the fumble was recovered by the 49ers and would have locked up a victory for them, instead the ref called roughing the passer and New Orleans was able to continue their drive and win the game.

January 13, 2014  09:33 AM ET

No doubt Harbaugh should have shown more self control. I love his emotional sideline antics, that is one of the reasons I wanted the 49ers to go after him and sign him. He is an emotional coach.

But he should have challenged the time with a CHALLENGE FLAG.

 
January 13, 2014  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That comes out to .687 per game for Detroit, .242 per game league wide. That's 20 times the average in last night's game. That just doesn't sound possible.

It must be related to schemes for a particular game...
Houston got called for 3 vs. BAL on 9/22
Rams called for 3 vs. IND on 11/10
DET called for 3 vs. PHI on 12/8
A number of games where 2 calls against the same team...

They seem to occur in 'multiples'.

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