Some people love them a good conspiracy theory. Did we really land on the moon? Was 9/11 an inside job? Who really shot JFK? But the conspiracy theory that’s been swirling around the sports world for the last eight months involves Super Bowl XLVII. The country was watching the Baltimore Ravens lay the smackdown on the San Francisco 49ers when all of a sudden, the Superdome went black. The power went out in the biggest game of the year.
Immediately, speculation began. How could the NFL let this happen? But it was the timing of the blackout that got some people curious. It happened right after Jacoby Jones ran a kickoff back and the Ravens were about to run away the championship.
Ray Lewis recently came out and said that he thought the NFL had something to do with it, and now Terrell Suggs is jumping aboard the conspiracy bandwagon too. Here’s what T-Sizzle had to say in a recent interview about the infamous SB blackout:
“I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean? I was like, ahh, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide huh? I thought he (Goodell) had a hand in it. Most definitely, he had a hand in it.”
His accusation is short and to the point. The Commissioner was in on it. We’ll have to see if Goodell feels a need to respond to Suggs in the form of a fine, but I’m going to guess nothing will come of his comments. As for the question of whether the NFL did cause the blackout, I doubt we’ll ever know the real truth.