We all remember when the lights when out at the Superdome during Super Bowl XLVII. The 49ers were down by 22 points and seemingly out of the game. But, after a nearly half hour power outage, San Francisco stormed back to make a game of it, ultimately losing by just 3 points to the Baltimore Ravens in the end.
A conspiracy? Probably not, but don’t tell that to former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. The oft controversial former star believes the blackout was designed by the powers-that-be to get the 49ers back in the game, according to a report from CSN Bay Area.
Lewis had this to say in the Ravens documentary “America’s Game”:
“I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing — because I don’t know facts,” Lewis said. “But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. No way.
“You cannot tell me somebody wasn’t sitting there and when they say, ‘The Ravens [are] about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.’ … That’s a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game.”
The power outage was officially credited to an abnormality in the electrical system. Apparently rich people don’t have problems with electricity from time-to-time, according to Ray’s line of thinking.