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Was Monday Night Football’s Power Outage A Planned Conspiracy?

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For those of you into conspiracy theories, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Pittsburgh Steelers safety and LSU Tiger alum Ryan Clark thinks last night’s power outage in Candlestick park on Monday Night football was intentional.

Clark doesn’t think it had anything to do with the game being played last night between the Steelers and 49ers, but that it had everything to do with the 51 year old stadium the game was being played in. Civic leaders in San Fran have been working hard to approve funds for a new stadium. Several days ago, Santa Clara’s city council advocated a deal to accept money for a new stadium. The one kicker in the deal was that the NFL would have to contribute a minimum of $150 million.

Therein lies Clark’s theory. With a huge game on Monday Night football, and fans all over the world watching, San Francisco allegedly planned the power outages to show the NFL why they desperately need a new stadium.

Clark, who never shies away from giving his opinion, told the San Francisco Chronicle, “I just feel like San Francisco took a big stage to show the NFL and show the state of California that they needed a new stadium. I think it was a very strategic move and Candlestick may be no more very soon.”

I’ll be honest, the same thought ran through my head last night. I’m not much for conspiracy theories, but this one makes plenty of sense.

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