Also, El Gato, about this comment:
A foul is a foul, but it's got to be called the exact same way earlier in the game. If they are calling it tight, then they should call it tight all game...and vice versa. This particular game they weren't. So, why should they call it loose all game long, and then on a call late in the game, they call it tight. If they had done that, your comment about significantly affecting the outcome would be true. It was a close call, no doubt about it, but they were following the rules and procedure they had applied all game long. Why change it for one call late in the game?The old "they were calling the game loose before that infraction" argument holds no water with me, either. A FOUL IS A FOUL. I don't care if they let 20 calls go earlier in the game; do you think the ref is standing there thinking "well, i know that was a penalty but since we didn't call some earlier, I'm not going to call this one..."
You act like they were calling everything, and then all of a sudden let one go. I know you hate the Griz but take the blinders off. If that same play had happened to the Cats you'd be saying what we're saying...."whew, we may have gotten away with one, but who knows."