NFL probes cause of power outage; Snark and conspiracy theories abound
The NFL is already starting the #PowerGate investigation.
— Tim Chambers (@TimRChambers) February 4, 2013
The NFL just put out an official statement apologizing for the Super Bowl power outage and announcing that an investigation into the cause is underway. Cynical football fans were quick to respond with a super dose of snark and tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theories. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took boundless blows.
Conspiracy Theory: Saints fans blew the power grid as payback to NFL and Goodell for Bountygate…admit it, it’s got a ring to it
— Derek(@dbschuet) February 4, 2013
Goodell saw the game getting out of hand. Power outage. Niners comeback. NFL IS RIGGED!!! ILLUMINATI!!!!
— Mikey (@fsmikey) February 4, 2013
Don’t worry, Roger Goodell promises to fine or suspend whoever is responsible for the power outage
— Daniel Holcombe (@danholcombe) February 4, 2013
Well played, Mr. Goodell. Calls for a power outage to shift momentum and make this a game.
— Sean Cope (@seancope1) February 4, 2013
Power outage was needed so roger goodell could fill in both teams on who was supposed to win (every superbowl has to be exciting)
— LGN (@lukegnicholls) February 4, 2013
Roger Goodell on the outage: “The power outage is my fault. I should have fired the incompetent power crew last week.”
— Doug Huber (@huber57) February 4, 2013
I fully believe Roger “Satan” Goodell had the power cut because he knew the NFL was losing ratings by the minute
— Kris Petnicki (@KPWizzy707) February 4, 2013
We all know Goodell had the power switch under his chair. Just come out and say it 😒
— BoDyyEmJay (@iPhoenix11) February 4, 2013
If this power outage swings the game, I’m immediately blaming Goodell.
— TMMvol.4 (@bhyphen) February 4, 2013
Just a matter of time before someone on Capitol Hill demands a congressional investigation. Oy.
I’m sure some Congress critter somewhere is already preparing to call for a blue ribbon panel to investigate power-outage-gate.
— Tim Stahmer (@timstahmer) February 4, 2013