Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco doesn’t buy Super Bowl conspiracy theory

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

 

One of the weirdest and equally controversial moments in Super Bowl history came in New Orleans last February when the lights went out in the Superdome in the second half of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. After the game was over, it was reported that faulty equipment was to blame for the blackout.

Don’t tell Ray Lewis that. The former Ravens and future first-ballot hall-of-famer doesn’t buy that the power went out accidentally in a game that the Ravens were winning handily before the blackout seized their momentum and allowed the 49ers to get back into the game:

“I’m not gonna accuse nobody of nothing, because I don’t know facts. But you’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out? No. No way,” Lewis said, via Nate Davis of USA Today.

But the Super Bowl MVP, Joe Flacco, isn’t buying into that theory:

“Listen, I’m not against conspiracies, but I don’t necessarily think that was one of them – no,” Flacco told reporters Sunday. “So, I don’t really concur with that.”

This certainly wouldn’t be the first time Lewis and Flacco haven’t seen eye-to-eye.

 

 

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Joe Flacco, NFL, San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl

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  • drtacp

    I have seen the definitive failure analysis of the SB ‘half stadium’ blackout. 2 relays failed. Very simple. Once again Ray Lewis is too emotional and wrong. I feel shame for supporting Flacco about now. Supporting Jason Marcum is actually gratifying.

  • jmp1

    Do you get the feeling Flacco is trying very hard to distance himself from the shadow of Ray Lewis? First the ‘speeches didn’t make sense’, and now this. What next? Yes, this is a bit wacky even from Lewis, but I get the feeling there may be no love lost.

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