Re "49ers Harbaugh will anguish over finish" (Ailene Voisin, Feb. 5):
Jim Harbaugh, Gore and others are trying to point the finger at the officials for their loss in the Super Bowl. Sure, Harbaugh's play calling was suspect, but the real culprit was the vaunted Niner defense. They gave up 30 points per game in the playoffs and put the pressure on the offense to respond.
They say that defense wins championships, but it is apparent that it can also lose one. They never led in the game and for the third straight game they were trying to come back from a deep deficit.
Get over it, try losing with some class.
-- Ken Lyon, Roseville