This is the danger: The anger sticks to you like a barnacle. It festers. It blisters. And it clouds your ability to make right a grievous wrong. It’s easy to do, after all: There were 78,487 people who saw the call, the phantom pass interference call whistled on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie late in the fourth quarter, deep in Giants territory.
They booed when the flag came out. They booed when referee Jeff Triplett made it official. They booed when the Ravens’ Terrance West scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2 minutes and 4 seconds left. They booed when Baltimore’s kicker, Justin Tucker, booted the extra point, and then when he kicked the ball into the end zone.