Ravens Beat 49ers, Super Bowl Conspiracy Theories Await

The 49ers almost completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, but only after a bizarre delay held up the third quarter when the Superdome lost partial power.

Josh Helmuthby Josh Helmuth

Chalk Super Bowl XLVII as beholder of one of the most bizarre moments in sports history.

Up with a commanding 28-6 lead in the third quarter, the Baltimore Ravens were an unstoppable locomotive, steamrolling over the 49ers in epic fashion. That is…until half the lights went out in the New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In case you missed it, the Superdome lost power, literally halting up play for more than a half hour.

By the time the power turned back on, the 49ers gained all their composure, reeling off two straight touchdowns and a field goal, closing the Baltimore lead to only five points. Although the 49ers barely lost the game, 34-31, there are already plenty of jokes and conspiracy theories circulating the internet. Some already clamor it was a Niners fan that sabotaged the power. Others blame Beyonce, who supposedly dished out an 'illuminati' sign during her half time show. I have no idea what she's doing here…

And then come the jokes. Below are couple of my favorites via Twitter:


The greatest comeback in NFL history was the Buffalo Bills' 41-38 1993 playoff win over the Houston Oilers in which they came back from 32 points down. The 49ers' 22 point deficit would have been the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and would have rivaled the Bills' win from 20 years ago as one of the most exciting in sports history. But instead, we get to hear Ray Lewis tell the world about God's destiny for him and the Ravens.

Nonetheless, what do you think caused the power outage?

Josh Helmuth is the editor for CraveOnline Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @JHelmuth or subscribe at Facebook.com/CraveOnlineSports.