Super Bowl Conspiracy

Sarcastro

Member
I don't know if one can even really call this a conspiracy, but it does give you an idea of the mentality of people who believe conspiracy theories.

One of the many Onion like sites out there decided to post an article about the Super Bowl being rigged.

As is often the case, it gets posted on a message board, and people take it as legit news. Even more legitimate news sites started carrying the story.

Eventually, those same sites figured out that it was a hoax, and posted as such.

Despite knowing the origins of the conspiracy (a fictitious news site) there are still some on the football message boards claiming the rigging to be real.

*sigh*
 

George B

Extinct but not forgotten Staff Member
I guess people can't believe one team "Broncos" could play so badly . . . all phases of their game just collapsed . . . I have seen it before in many endeavors . . . it is embarrassing but it just happens sometime . . .
 

Sarcastro

Member
This isn't the first time for a Super Bowl conspiracy. Last year was Powergate, where many, including Ray Lewis, think the power outage was intentional to swing the game in favor of the 49ers.
 

Trigger Hippie

Senior Member.
Not sure about Powergate, but this kind of thing has some historical precedent. Oakland would flood certain parts of the field that would help the plays they'd run, teams would turn off the oppositions heated benches on cold game days, opening stadium doors to change wind directions, etc.

They'd pull all kinds of shenanigans.
 

Sarcastro

Member
Not sure about Powergate, but this kind of thing has some historical precedent. Oakland would flood certain parts of the field that would help the plays they'd run, teams would turn off the oppositions heated benches on cold game days, opening stadium doors to change wind directions, etc.

They'd pull all kinds of shenanigans.
In the case of Sunday's Super Bowl, the conspiracy that many people wanted to believe was that Denver intentionally threw the game in exchange for money. That's a bit further out there on the conspiracy scale.

Last year's Powergate would make a little more sense if it were at Candlestick, but at New Orleans? They have nothing to gain from it and in fact have a lot more to lose from it (like not hosting another Super Bowl.)
 

Trigger Hippie

Senior Member.
In the case of Sunday's Super Bowl, the conspiracy that many people wanted to believe was that Denver intentionally threw the game in exchange for money. That's a bit further out there on the conspiracy scale.

True, that is a different scenario. Well, they do need to raise $90 million for Payton's contract. :rolleyes:
 

Soulfly

Banned
Banned
It wouldn't surprise me if there was some type of scandal in a Super Bowl some time in the future. There are no shortage of corrupt things that happen in the NFL. Bountygate and spygate are both legitimate examples.
 

Gary Cook

Active Member
There are real conspiracies in sport. People should check there sources as it can be cruel not to but at the same times Sport teams etc are giving themselves a bad enough name.
 

Svartbjørn

Senior Member.
If money was at the heart of it, then the Broncos would have profited better if they'd kept the game close (within the spread) than getting their faces utterly stomped in. What it boils down to, honestly, is that everyone.. all the sports casters, all the betting sites, all the vegas numbers, pointed to a nail biter of a game.. the spread was tiny. If there's any truth to the matter then a quick look at the bets placed to win/lose/spread on the broncos will probably give a good indicator of anything foul going on.. but in all reality, the Broncos just fucked up and left their game in the hotel room.
 
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