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(truTV)   Of course, there are already multiple conspiracy theories about the Super Bowl blackout   (blog.trutv.com) divider line 59
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2013-02-05 10:05:17 AM
I think we're using the term "theory" rather loosely, here.
 
2013-02-05 10:25:44 AM
Aliens
 
2013-02-05 10:29:26 AM
Clearly the Superdome has become sentient and has decided that humanity needs to be destroyed. However, lacking access to nuclear missiles or any other form of military hardware, it's reduced to farking with the lights during a major sporting event. The Superdome is currently planning to kill a maintenance guy with an automatic gate some time in the near future, but that will require that he stay in the same place for very a long time as the gates open and close at a rather sedate pace.
 
2013-02-05 10:38:21 AM
i'm sticking with my voodoo theory.
 
2013-02-05 10:41:51 AM

Diogenes: I think we're using the term "theory" rather loosely, here.


So are conspiracists.
 
2013-02-05 10:44:04 AM
How about sometimes electricity delivery and management systems temporarily fail?  Because this seem the most plausible to me.
 
2013-02-05 10:44:33 AM
I bet the jews did it.jpg
 
2013-02-05 10:45:35 AM

Endive Wombat: How about sometimes electricity delivery and management systems temporarily fail?  Because this seem the most plausible to me.


Oooo....look at Endive Wombat and his fancy schmancy Occam's Razor!  Thinks he's so damned special....
 
2013-02-05 10:46:01 AM
1. The Superdome Is Haunted

//more likely than you think
 
2013-02-05 10:51:16 AM
I hate how they use the term "theory." Has any test been done to confirm? Is there any evidence beyond conjecture? If not, it's still just a hypothesis.

/Although, "Conspiracy Hypothesis" just doesn't have the same ring to it...
 
2013-02-05 10:53:32 AM

cretinbob: 1. The Superdome Is Haunted

//more likely than you think


this does not rule out my voodoo spell theory.
 
2013-02-05 11:03:25 AM
Haunted.

I'm waiting to see if anything happens to the rich happy people that were there.
 
2013-02-05 11:19:09 AM
Outage-Gate!

Or maybe BlackoutGate.
 
2013-02-05 11:35:52 AM

Elandriel: Outage-Gate!

Or maybe BlackoutGate.


I hate you.
 
2013-02-05 11:45:15 AM

Elandriel: Outage-Gate!

Or maybe BlackoutGate.


star gate!
 
2013-02-05 11:55:45 AM

Diogenes: Endive Wombat: How about sometimes electricity delivery and management systems temporarily fail?  Because this seem the most plausible to me.

Oooo....look at Endive Wombat and his fancy schmancy Occam's Razor!  Thinks he's so damned special....


What can I say?  It is the best and most reliable on the market...most of the time.
 
2013-02-05 11:56:22 AM
DAMN YOU OSKEETSKEET
 
2013-02-05 12:00:55 PM
some sound crew guy turned it up to 11
 
2013-02-05 12:05:00 PM

Quality Unassured: I hate you.


Aw, someone needs a cuddle.

Weaver95: star gate!


You will be visited by either Kurt Russell or Richard Dean Anderson, and regardless of which, they gon' be mad.  And/or infested with a malevolent alien snake-demon.
 
2013-02-05 12:06:12 PM
Or maybe this is the other shoe dropping when America collectively decided they'd rather spend their money on hookers n' blow than invest in reliable infrastructure.

Some Farker posted in a previous thread that this happens in other stadiums too.  Assuming that's true. . . how is the argument that this wasn't a black swan event a point in anyone's favor?
 
2013-02-05 12:10:47 PM
It's Lucy Liu's fault.
http://youtu.be/abvK-khz8PY
 
2013-02-05 12:12:04 PM
What, no "the mob did it because money was on the 9ers and they were getting blown out"?
 
2013-02-05 12:36:04 PM
New Orleans is a marvelous environment for coincidence.
content9.flixster.com
 
2013-02-05 12:39:28 PM

Quality Unassured: I hate how they use the term "theory." Has any test been done to confirm? Is there any evidence beyond conjecture? If not, it's still just a hypothesis.


One of you guys has to throw this out there every time someone uses the word 'theory', don't you? The problem is that a theory doesn't necessarily have to have activities (tests). That's not what the difference between theory and hypothesis is. Certainly, testing does usually follow a theory, but it's a theory before testing is done (or even if no testing occurs).

theory |ˈθēərē; ˈθi(ə)rē|
noun ( pl. -ries)
a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, esp. one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained : Darwin's theory of evolution.
• a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based : a theory of education | music theory.
• an idea used to account for a situation or justify a course of action : my theory would be that the place has been seriously mismanaged.
• Mathematics a collection of propositions to illustrate the principles of a subject.

hypotheses : 'a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
 
2013-02-05 12:57:42 PM

Weaver95: Elandriel: Outage-Gate!

Or maybe BlackoutGate.

star gate!


Super Gate!
 
2013-02-05 01:02:38 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com

I like to think that there were these two New Orleans cops - one a hardened, crusty vet with a heart of gold, the other a brash young buck who has to learn the ropes - that were chasing the biggest drug dealer in New Orleans, Pappa Beauregard. After trying to nail Pappa on a shipment at the docks that turned out to be just a bunch of pots, the chief busts them down to traffic duty, but then the cops figure out that the pots were actually made from the drugs, ya know? So they figure out that Pappa Beauregard is finalizing the deal at the Super Bowl, because what better place, right? So they go to catch him in the act, he tries to run, and the young buck gets himself held hostage. But the crusty vet just cracks his neck and shoots Pappa right in the head, sending him flying back into an electrical closet causing the blackout. And of course he says like "Lights Out, Pappa", which makes sense because earlier Pappa said something like that to the crusty vet.
 
2013-02-05 01:03:47 PM

Weaver95: cretinbob: 1. The Superdome Is Haunted

//more likely than you think

this does not rule out my voodoo spell theory.


Its all the ghosts from people that died there during the aftermath of Katrina. Get teh gang to the mystery machine!!
 
2013-02-05 01:05:17 PM

jayhawk88: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 473x309]

I like to think that there were these two New Orleans cops - one a hardened, crusty vet with a heart of gold, the other a brash young buck who has to learn the ropes - that were chasing the biggest drug dealer in New Orleans, Pappa Beauregard. After trying to nail Pappa on a shipment at the docks that turned out to be just a bunch of pots, the chief busts them down to traffic duty, but then the cops figure out that the pots were actually made from the drugs, ya know? So they figure out that Pappa Beauregard is finalizing the deal at the Super Bowl, because what better place, right? So they go to catch him in the act, he tries to run, and the young buck gets himself held hostage. But the crusty vet just cracks his neck and shoots Pappa right in the head, sending him flying back into an electrical closet causing the blackout. And of course he says like "Lights Out, Pappa", which makes sense because earlier Pappa said something like that to the crusty vet.


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-05 01:20:39 PM

jayhawk88: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 473x309]

I like to think that there were these two New Orleans cops - one a hardened, crusty vet with a heart of gold, the other a brash young buck who has to learn the ropes - that were chasing the biggest drug dealer in New Orleans, Pappa Beauregard. After trying to nail Pappa on a shipment at the docks that turned out to be just a bunch of pots, the chief busts them down to traffic duty, but then the cops figure out that the pots were actually made from the drugs, ya know? So they figure out that Pappa Beauregard is finalizing the deal at the Super Bowl, because what better place, right? So they go to catch him in the act, he tries to run, and the young buck gets himself held hostage. But the crusty vet just cracks his neck and shoots Pappa right in the head, sending him flying back into an electrical closet causing the blackout. And of course he says like "Lights Out, Pappa", which makes sense because earlier Pappa said something like that to the crusty vet.


I want to live in this fantasy world of yours.
 
2013-02-05 01:33:19 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

I have decided that something like the above shenanigans happened.

Because that would be AWESOME.
 
2013-02-05 01:44:25 PM

Quality Unassured: I hate how they use the term "theory." Has any test been done to confirm? Is there any evidence beyond conjecture? If not, it's still just a hypothesis.


I hate how people think that "theory" can't have more than one meaning and that the scientific version is the only one that can ever be used. Welcome to language - words often have more than one meaning. This is clearly not a scientific context, therefore it would be inappropriate to assume that it is being used scientifically.
 
2013-02-05 01:45:56 PM

lordjupiter: What, no "the mob did it because money was on the 9ers and they were getting blown out"?


That's the real reason and everything else is a smokescreen.
 
2013-02-05 01:49:31 PM
attempted hit on Roger Goodell?
 
2013-02-05 02:07:53 PM
I'm going to go with the , 'New Orleans is a shiatehole thats held together with plastic beads and FEMA money' theory.

// Is from New Orleans
 
2013-02-05 02:09:59 PM

Sybarite: Clearly the Superdome has become sentient and has decided that humanity needs to be destroyed. However, lacking access to nuclear missiles or any other form of military hardware, it's reduced to farking with the lights during a major sporting event. The Superdome is currently planning to kill a maintenance guy with an automatic gate some time in the near future, but that will require that he stay in the same place for very a long time as the gates open and close at a rather sedate pace.


canazza.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-05 02:11:18 PM

cretinbob: 1. The Superdome Is Haunted

//more likely than you think


that's why we need katrina to rip the roof off so all the spirits could escape
 
2013-02-05 02:11:27 PM
Someone on the 49ers staff probably watched Majore League 3 that afternoon and thought that would help them out.
 
2013-02-05 02:56:56 PM
It was the Zug.com guy, since nobody acknowledged his previous Super Bowl "prank."
 
2013-02-05 03:16:02 PM
I like #5, the box office heist theory. As though earlier in the afternoon there were crowds of people outside the stadium waiting to purchase superbowl tickets. In cash. Totally plausible.
 
2013-02-05 03:20:37 PM
Ray Lewis stabbed the transformer!!
 
2013-02-05 03:27:23 PM
Gotta love the reinforcement of the "Bush failed to save N.O." conspiracy theory. I guess Obama failed to save NYC and NJ too, right?
 
2013-02-05 03:34:41 PM

Bullseyed: Gotta love the reinforcement of the "Bush failed to save N.O." conspiracy theory. I guess Obama failed to save NYC and NJ too, right?


Of course not.  Bush let his Big Oil cronies run the government and fark up the climate so badly that by the time Obama came along, his best efforts couldn't save it.  If he'd been given a Congress that let him actually accomplish things, Sandy would never have happened.

/that should do it
 
2013-02-05 04:13:55 PM

lordjupiter: What, no "the mob did it because money was on the 9ers and they were getting blown out"?


there was a college football game about a decade ago....aw hell, instead of me telling you about it, read for yourself:  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/news/2002/09/02/veg a s_outage/


"The Nevada Gaming Control Board plans to investigate the power outage that brought a premature end -- and triggered a wave of conspiracy theories -- to Wisconsin's 27-7 win over UNLV Aug. 31 in Las Vegas, says a board official....

"However, the power outage occurred -- and the game ended -- with 7:41 left on the clock, two minutes and 41 seconds shy of the 55:00 minute mark that Las Vegas sports books require to make wagers on the game official. Game-week betting on Wisconsin had shifted the spread up from 3 to 7 points in the Badgers' favor, and the score was already 27-7 when the game was called. The over-under on the game ranged from 52 to 58.

"I've been here 22 years," Orton said, "and I can't recall a situation like this."
 
2013-02-05 04:43:27 PM

Weaver95: cretinbob: 1. The Superdome Is Haunted

//more likely than you think

this does not rule out my voodoo spell theory.


Yep.
As a person who has worked where people die regularly, I can tell you that yes, ghosts exist and they effect electrical sources often.
 
2013-02-05 05:11:25 PM
www.thehumorcolumnist.com
 
2013-02-05 05:26:16 PM

jspaceman: [www.thehumorcolumnist.com image 500x312]


Case closed!....
 
2013-02-05 05:37:37 PM
Broken lines, broken strings,
broken threads, broken springs
Broken idols, broken heads,
people sleeping in broken beds
Ain't no use jivin', ain't no use jokin',
everything is broken

Broken bottles, broken plates,
broken switches, broken gates
Broken dishes, broken parts,
streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words are never meant to be spoken,
everything is broken

-Bob Dylan
 
2013-02-05 06:18:57 PM
It was the butt sore gehs in SF.
 
2013-02-05 06:29:25 PM
Some nerd that was at the party to watch the commercials and biatch about football in general said the lights have to cool off for a long time before they can be turned back on.
 
2013-02-05 06:40:51 PM
Ibetthejewsdidthis.jpg
 
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