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The Lights Go Out. Was "The Fix" In?

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i'm curious to see what my flock brothers/sisters think about that "mysterious" power outage that happened right after our boys went up 28-6. Beyonce had a whole lot of electrical stuff going on in her show and no power outage then. hmmm. so what are your views on this? could "the fix" have possibly been on? lol!

~Mili
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i thought it was deliberate and it certainly had an effect we were going for the kill then wham really ? i'm not a consipracy theorist but no storms in the area , no issues at the stadium prior c'mon man is all i have to say
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I'm not one for conspiracy theories, but I buy this one. We were up 28-6. Just got a KRTD. Just sacked Kaerpernick. It's 3rd and 13. It's the Superbowl in the Superdome. And the lights mysteriously go out right after a sack? Even more, the surge was reported to be from somewhere on the 49ers sideline. There's something fishy about it!

who cares though?! We won the freaking Superbowl!!!!!! :SPINgigem:
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Definitely. Too much power coming into the Dome? That was their excuse.

Seriously, I think we all know unless they catch some 49er fan having sabotaged something, it was just one of those things. It did tick me off though because it stole all of our momentum.

I don't see any pre-2000 stadium having an easy time getting a SB now though.

Edit: Having just read The Raven's response...it came from the 49er sideline? Really? I had not heard that part. Hmmmm.....
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There was no fix. This is just another notch in the team of destiny. The game needed to be close to have the D make a goalline stand, have Joe make plays in the 4th, and showcase our coaching at the end. This was a work of random eeriness.

Just another mystery in the Ravens storybook run.
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[quote name='ravensdfan' timestamp='1359991617' post='1344424']
Definitely. Too much power coming into the Dome? That was their excuse.

Seriously, I think we all know unless they catch some 49er fan having sabotaged something, it was just one of those things. It did tick me off though because it stole all of our momentum.

I don't see any pre-2000 stadium having an easy time getting a SB now though.

Edit: Having just read The Raven's response...it came from the 49er sideline? Really? I had not heard that part. Hmmmm.....
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That's what I heard the commentators say!

[quote name='PuRock' timestamp='1359991680' post='1344428']
There was no fix. This is just another notch in the team of destiny. The game needed to be close to have the D make a goalline stand, have Joe make plays in the 4th, and showcase our coaching at the end. This was a work of random eeriness.

Just another mystery in the Ravens storybook run.
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Haha, love it. I loved that goal line stand. Ray wouldn't have wanted to go out any other way. PERFECT end to his career. First down, I was nervous. But after that I knew we had it.
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The lights are coming on... wait... no it can't be!









[img]http://c6.img.v4.skyrock.net/c6a/undertaker40370/pics/873877916.gif[/img]

BAH GAWD KANG IT'S THE UNDERTAKER!!!
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[quote name='The Raven' timestamp='1359991854' post='1344434']
[size=4]Haha, love it. I loved that goal line stand. Ray wouldn't have wanted to go out any other way. PERFECT end to his career. First down, I was nervous. But after that I knew we had it.[/size]
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Without the lights going out, we might have not been able to say that Lewis went out without a goalline stand sealing the victory. THAT'S DESTINY NOT A FIX.

I couldn't even watch that stand. I had my back to the TV and I only listened.
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Conspiracy theorists gonna conspiracy theory...

But, if one wants to believe in such a fix... well, keep in mind; this power outage was suppose to "help" the 49ers, right? Oh, wait! San Fran managed to botch winning Super Bowl[i] even[/i] with this "advantage". So, LOL at the Niners...
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The only way the NIners could even get back in the game? 35 minute power outage which gave them what? 12 timeouts? I think without that the score would have been a blowout. I think there is def something funny with that. I bet you New Orleans won't get another SB game anytime soon.
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DOn't know if it was something deliberate or coincidence but do know that the proof was in the pudding that it helped the 9ers get off the mat after a devastating right hook. The break helped coaches settle their team down and get focused, without it the rout was on. Any complaining from the other side has to take this into account. The only reason they were in the game at all was because of the stoppage.
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No, we were just unlucky.

The power outage could cost New Orleans the Super Bowl in the future and could've been a PR nightmare for the league. So who was it that didn't belong to the NFL or the city of New Orleans that had access to something like their power system? To say that was somehow planned or intentional is ridiculous.

Not that anyone is flat-out saying that. Just don't entertain the thought.
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[quote name='Chris J. Faria' timestamp='1359992107' post='1344450']
Conspiracy theorists gonna conspiracy theory...

But, if one wants to believe in such a fix... well, keep in mind; this power outage was suppose to "help" the 49ers, right? Oh, wait! San Fran managed to botch winning Super Bowl[i] even[/i] with this "advantage". So, LOL at the Niners...
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Along with Beyonce flashing the Illuminati sign (and not throwing up the ROC), the outage was a blatant attempt to kill our momentum to make this game more interesting.

It's about the ratings! Not about who wins!

That being said...

SUPERBOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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While I think the power outage had a SMALL effect on our momentum, really it was Ngata going down that let the Niners back in the game. Our defense shut them down for 30 minutes and when Haloti went down early in the 3rd, the Niners immediately started having success running the football which opened up everything else. Major props to them for battling back and making some great plays, but if Ngata plays the whole game, I think we still win by double digits.
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It was fitting. I will say this.. The 9ers had extra prep time thats for sure. I think it would have been a blowout of epic proportions had the power never went out!
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[quote name='H8R' timestamp='1359993235' post='1344495']
It was fitting. I will say this.. The 9ers had extra prep time thats for sure. I think it would have been a blowout of epic proportions had the power never went out!
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Definitely. They were on their heels and their young QB was confused and rattled. It gave them essentially 12 time outs to regroup and regain their composure. Entirely different game if the power does not go out IMO.
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Well the Super Dome being used as a safe haven during Hurricane Katrina was mentioned here, the power did actually go out during that time. It led to a lot of really really bad things. That power outage along side with Ngata going down put a hurting on our defense and momentum as a whole. I'm right with ya, seemed like a trick. Especially since they pulled that on the Steelers last year.
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I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERE BOOMER!

Notice he was NOWHERE to be seen when the power outage happened.
Must have been a long walk to the distribution boxes.

Just couldn't let the Ray Lewis celebration go, could ya...
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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000135807/article/frank-gore-san-francisco-49ers-were-the-better-team

On a scale of 9 to 10, how mad is Frank Gore right now?
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[quote name='Corvus' timestamp='1359992645' post='1344473']
While I think the power outage had a SMALL effect on our momentum, really it was Ngata going down that let the Niners back in the game. Our defense shut them down for 30 minutes and when Haloti went down early in the 3rd, the Niners immediately started having success running the football which opened up everything else. Major props to them for battling back and making some great plays, but if Ngata plays the whole game, I think we still win by double digits.
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Losing Ngata killed us. I really wonder how long he can continue playing. I think he may be right in saying he doesn't know how long he can continue playing.
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[quote name='DeezBirdz' timestamp='1359993904' post='1344526']
I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERE BOOMER!

Notice he was NOWHERE to be seen when the power outage happened.
Must have been a long walk to the distribution boxes.

Just couldn't let the Ray Lewis celebration go, could ya...
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Uh... Boomer Esiason was calling the Super Bowl on the radio...
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[quote name='Militant X 1' timestamp='1359991371' post='1344410']
i'm curious to see what my flock brothers/sisters think about that "mysterious" power outage after our boys go up 28-6. umm...Hurricane Katrina came through a few years ago and the Super Dome was used as a safe haven for the displaced families because of the massive flooding and there was no power outage in the Dome then. Beyonce had a whole lot of electrical stuff going on in her show and no power outage then. hmmm. so what are your views on this? could "the fix" have possibly been on? lol!

~Mili
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during the hurricane the Dome didn't have power either, maybe generators set up but no power. But there was no fix.
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[quote name='Chris J. Faria' timestamp='1359995361' post='1344572']
Uh... Boomer Esiason was calling the Super Bowl on the radio...
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Uh... it was said jokingly. Digging at him for bashing on us/picking against us nearly all season. Most notably right before the game with the whole "If I'm the 49ers I'm sick and tired of the Ray Lewis celebration..." rant.

But go ahead and defend him.
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I don't believe that it's a conspiracy (at least not from the League standpoint). But I wouldn't necessarily call a 49er fan/player/staff etc dong 'something' a conspiracy either.

I'd call it cheating...

But unless something is proven; all it will be is a footnote in football history as an event [b]that [size=5][i]prevented[/i][/size] the [color=#b22222]49ers[/color] [u]getting whip-lashed[/u] 45 - 9.[/b]
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i can't help but smell something rotten in denmark with this one. it's almost too coincidental that this same thing happened in candlestick park a little over a year ago. i never doubt anything when a lot of money is on the line and up until that point, it looked like a blowout was happening. either way, we beat yet another odd stacked us against us!
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[quote name='H8R' timestamp='1359993235' post='1344495']
It was fitting. I will say this.. The 9ers had extra prep time thats for sure. I think it would have been a blowout of epic proportions had the power never went out!
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Completely agreed. You could just see it slipping out of their hands before the outage. I truly believe that with all of the momentum that we had leading up to that moment, we would have scored had we gotten the ball back. That would have made the score either 31-6 or 35-6..game over.

Either way, the 49ers have only themselves to blame for being so far down in the 3rd quarter. There aren't many teams in the league that could have lost that game with a lead like that...well except for Matt Ryan.


IMO we were right on the brink of seeing the worst Super Bowl beat down on record.
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[quote name='DeezBirdz' timestamp='1360005457' post='1344936']
Uh... it was said jokingly. Digging at him for bashing on us/picking against us nearly all season. Most notably right before the game with the whole "If I'm the 49ers I'm sick and tired of the Ray Lewis celebration..." rant.

But go ahead and defend him.
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I kind of figured you were joking, but I wasn't quite sure. That said, it's all good.

But, as for Boomer Esiason... meh; I expected him to say everything he said. If he wants to [i]question [/i]how Ray Lewis answers his question, then good for him. I could honestly careless, since Boomer doesn't even have one Super Bowl ring, let alone two (like Ray-Ray)...
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At this point there's not enough info to tell if this was deliberate outage or just some anomaly. But I will tell you this, I've managed large facilities for many years and if there is an outage of this magnitude you know pretty quickly of the cause. The fact that they still haven't publicized the issue is very suspicious.

Believe it or not, switchgear carrying this much power can be killed by the flip of what amounts to a light switch. That switch is always behind locked doors, but easily accessible to anyone that can get into the room. So, it is possible that an angry, wealthy niners fan(or someone who bet big $) thought to disrupt the Ravens momentum by paying a facilities person to trip the power. I know it sounds like a movie plot, but I have seen it done in a large office building as a prank.

If it was deliberate, we'll probably never be given those details. But there is no question that the outage completely deflated all of the momentum earned in the first half and by Jacoby's TD at the start of the second half. I for one await the explanation with much curiosity.
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I have to say, I'm rather grateful for the power outage. No one ever remembers blowouts. It's like the 2000 season Super bowl was wiped from the collective memory of the league. A close game between two head coach brothers with a major power outage will be remembered forever, though.
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