Found August 31, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
PLAYERS: Ray Lewis
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens
I was there when it happened and my first thought was that we were under attack. My second thought was someone didn’t pay the light bill (product of growing up broke). My third thought was this is exactly what the 49ers needed because they were being whupped. Ray Lewis thinks the NFL had something to do with it just for that reason. Here is his quote from USA Today. “Now listen, if you grew up like I grew up — and you grew up in a household like I grew up — then sometimes your lights might go out, because times get hard. I understand that. But you cannot tell me somebody wasn’t sitting there and when they say, ‘The Ravens (are) about to blow them out. Man, we better do something.’ … That’s a huge shift in any game, in all seriousness. And as you see how huge it was because it let them right back in the game.” Did the blackout help the 49ers? It probably did, but I don’t think it was a master conspiracy by the NFL, it is just one of those things that happened. Ray Lewis might also want to remember he had an awful game and should thank his lucky stars his teammates were able to hold on, so he could take all the attention and go out on top.
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