September 02, 2013

Ray Lewis: Super Bowl Blackout Was No Accident: Retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis doesn't believe the blackout that interrupted Super Bowl 0x2F was an accident. "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. ... [Y]ou 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."

posted by rcade to football at 02:27 PM - 8 comments

"Noted conspiracy expert Ray Lewis."

It's amazing how Ravens fans think it was intentional to keep the 49ers in the game; 49ers fans think it was intentional to break their momentum; and everyone else just realizes that fuckups happen, even by large corporations.

posted by Etrigan at 02:43 PM on September 02, 2013

RayRay thinks someone killed the lights?
And, he doesn't know the details?

Sounds vaguely familiar.

posted by tommybiden at 02:55 PM on September 02, 2013

I guess it was naive to think that by retiring Ray Lewis would finally go away.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 04:03 PM on September 02, 2013

Etrigan, if it, indeed, was a screw-up. Remember how the lights went out on opening night of the new Meadowlands Stadium? Merchanical problems happen.

Ray's now has an SB ring for his other hand; now, please, disappear.

posted by jjzucal at 04:29 PM on September 02, 2013

Ok Ray Ray, so someone killed the lights and got away with it?? Mmmm

posted by bo_fan at 07:09 AM on September 03, 2013

Because the grid generates that kind of power draw every Sunday night. Not like a Super Bowl is a stress test of every transformer and relay within a twenty mile radius or anything.

posted by yerfatma at 08:50 AM on September 03, 2013

Half the copper in NOLA is probably still waterlogged. All a stalwart reptile has to do is touch two legs of the service at the same time.

Ray should check the menus for local eateries on the day after the Bowl. If someone found a snake had crawled into a conduit, that critter could have ended up on an enterprising chef's specials board.

"Beyond blackened. Cooked in a way that you've never had before."

posted by beaverboard at 02:39 PM on September 03, 2013

Still waiting for Harbaugh's response ...

"the power outage had the same effect on the Referees as an eclipse. Having watched the lights as they came back on created temporary blind spots that effectively blacked out their vision on 3 successive defensive holding infractions on fade routes in the end zone"

posted by cixelsyd at 02:50 PM on September 03, 2013

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