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Old 02-04-2013, 06:35 PM   #1
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It was rigged...

One of my Super Bowl party guests and I were watching the game, and the lights go out. He instantly had a theory.

Baltimore was slaughtering the 49ers, and the ratings had to be plummeting. Someone at the network pulled the plug. Here's how he said the conspiracy would play out:
  • The first half would play out fairly.
  • Because one team was going to dominate the other team, someone had to put the ball in the other team's court. Something must go wrong.
  • The lights are cut off so that Baltimore goes cold. San Francisco has been playing cold all game anyway, so this helps them get themselves together and plan.
  • A few intentionally missed passes or dropped balls ought to keep the game even enough to keep people watching.
  • Since Baltimore is clearly the superior team, they'll still win so no one cries foul.

This is my buddy's Super Bowl conspiracy theory. I do not take credit for this. Discuss.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Here I thought it was good old fashioned NFC voodoo !

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LOL

It does make sense though.
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Interesting theory, and to be honest I thought something eerily close for about 1 minute. However to pull that off would takes lots of help from lots of people. One would eventually get drunk and leak it. That would kill the Super Bowl in the future as credible, so I can't believe that happened.

Next I thought hackers. Well the news came out this AM that the SCADA system at Entergy read an anomaly and shut down the grid like it was supposed to. This screams either faulty systems or hacking. The Wall Street Journal brought that theory forward this morning. They said China or Iran. I work in IT security (specifically around Electric Grid critical infrastructure), and this theory is much more plausible.
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I was imagining an Oceans Eleven thing, they were stealing the money on hold for the concessions, had to be over a million. Or they were stealing some of the priceless memorabilia
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Is this the football game everyone was talking about during the Beyonce concert?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #7
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Is this the football game everyone was talking about during the Beyonce concert?
at the start of the second half they lost most of the lights in the dome for 34 minutes
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Is this the football game everyone was talking about during the Beyonce concert?
No it is the football game where Kate Upton was washing a Mercedes.
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at the start of the second half they lost most of the lights in the dome for 34 minutes

I'm totally kidding.
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Is this the football game everyone was talking about during the Beyonce concert?
I have a lot of respect for Beyonce, but the lighting designer took the cake on that halftime show. That's right, I helped jack my own thread.
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I'm totally kidding.
ahh

I would like to say it was total Justice that there was a holding call on the 4th down and they lost the game.

When the Falcons lost because White was getting mugged in the same position, Jim was not only all right with winning the game on a non call, he stated something along the lines, he was glad the ref's let them play the game.....

Well Jim...how do you like the Ref's letting them play the game now?
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #12
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ahh

I would like to say it was total Justice that there was a holding call on the 4th down and they lost the game.

When the Falcons lost because White was getting mugged in the same position, Jim was not only all right with winning the game on a non call, he stated something along the lines, he was glad the ref's let them play the game.....

Well Jim...how do you like the Ref's letting them play the game now?

So you are saying it was "karma".
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:37 PM   #13
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It was the Beyonce concert that shifted the momentum of the game. Dang boy!
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It was the Beyonce concert that shifted the momentum of the game. Dang boy!
You know those San Fran fans love them some Beyonce!
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #15
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There's no way you could get that many people to keep quiet. I mean, it would be like a cyclist and his entire team and a group of doctors conspiring to win the tour de france by helping him hide his steroid usage. Blood transfusions to beat the drug tests and all?

Nah...it just couldn't happen.

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:52 PM   #16
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There's no way you could get that many people to keep quiet. I mean, it would be like a cyclist and his entire team and a group of doctors conspiring to win the tour de france by helping him hide his steroid usage. Blood transfusions to beat the drug tests and all?

Nah...it just couldn't happen.

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Makes sense. There is just no way it could have been rigged! Had to have been Beyonce!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #17
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I think katrina relief fund ran out.

That or Ray Ray threatened the refs...
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:20 PM   #18
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your super bowl party guest is an idiot.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:34 PM   #19
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As a Seahawk fan, this did make me happy...

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My first thought was less than pleasent. Esp. When the commentators were cut off. It got pretty quite for a minute at our gathering...
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Also, I think that the referees were watching other things this game.

http://deadspin.com/5981328/this-is-...=super-bowl-47
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Also, I think that the referees were watching other things this game.

http://deadspin.com/5981328/this-is-...=super-bowl-47

Dude??????
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Dude??????
It made me cringe during the game. My friends wife IMMEDIATELY made comments about it...
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It does make sense though.
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There's no way you could get that many people to keep quiet. I mean, it would be like a cyclist and his entire team and a group of doctors conspiring to win the tour de france by helping him hide his steroid usage. Blood transfusions to beat the drug tests and all?

Nah...it just couldn't happen.

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Makes sense. There is just no way it could have been rigged! Had to have been Beyonce!
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