Conspiracy: Who Really Turned Out the Lights?

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Super Bowl XLVII was setting up to be one of the dullest Super Bowls in recent history, a nostalgic throwback to the days when the Dallas Cowboys would routinely dismantle the Buffalo Bills, when something unexpected happened. Down 28-6 to the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had just taken a sack when the lights went off in the Mercedes Benz Superdome. A mere 34 minutes later - although it must have seemed like centuries for the TV analysts filling-in - the power came back on in New Orleans and with it returned the San Francisco offense. After scoring only two field goals prior to the power failure, the 49ers scored 17 unanswered points and looked poised to pull off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. Suddenly, the media had its narrative:...

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