Super Bowl Blackout: Top 12 Conspiracy Theories

Super Bowl BlackoutSuper Bowl XLVII came to a standstill Sunday when the lights went out at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. What caused the unprecedented power outage, which delayed the big game for 33 minutes? Officials are blaming a faulty feeder line (whatever that is), but skeptics insist something’s rotten in Denmark.

Herewith are 12 of the most popular conspiracy theories…

1 | Sasha was so fierce she blew the power out!

2 | In a smart crossover, Elementary‘s Sherlock Holmes will solve this mystery live. Here comes Jonny Lee Miller, getting dropped in via helicopter….

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3 | Hey, Kelly Rowland was warned not to plug her curling iron into that sketchy dressing room outlet.

4 | NBC president Bob Greenblatt, dressed as a roving concession worker, pulled the plug to promote the midseason return of Revolution.

5 | CBS boss Les Moonves went to pay the electric bill, but had maxed out his American Express black card paying for that Broke Girls “spectacular.”

6 | The Ghost of Diana Ross’ Super Bowl weave strikes again!

7 | Eric Taylor still miffed about being passed over for the 49ers’ coaching job two years ago. And Riggins owed him a favor.

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8 | The stadium electrician, who looked suspiciously like diehard Niners fan Jennifer Garner, wanted to stop the Ravens’ momentum.

9 | A very poorly timed “viral” aspect to the Star Trek Into Darkness promotional campaign.

10 | At least I never called any of the players fat!” –Lance Armstrong, being taken away in cuffs.

11 | Uh-oh, Dan Marino’s wife just arrived.

12 | The bright stadium lights were wreaking havoc on a nearby night shoot for the Treme finale. Melissa Leo “knows a guy.”

What do you think caused the lights to go out? Hit the comments!

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73 Comments
  1. Enna says:

    Come on folks, watch Nikita so it stays on the air. Best show ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Johnny says:

    Score is 28-6. My team is losing. Call it a night, lights off. T.V. off.

  3. Ron says:

    They couldn’t cover the total points, along with the over/under besides the Baltimore win and l San Fran lose. Then their was about 50 million people ready to change channels to watch something else. The momentum of the game had to change and the game had to be stopped. It was bad enough the first 11 second of the 2nd quarter Baltimore scored a 109yd touchdown turning it into a 28 to 6 point game removing for good San Fran’s hope. The 49ers couldn’t even get into the end zone to get a touch town. The lights went out right at the end of 3rd down and the quarterback was sacked with just one hand on his ankle thus giving the ball back to Baltimore. Notice how they gave San Fran 3rd down over to do when they resumed play? Notice to how just half the lights went out? If all the lights where to go out can you imagine all the injuries and lawsuits at the NFL, Stadium, New Orleans, and the Electric Company? To call this an accident and it just happened you might as well believe the world is flat.

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