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The 49ers engineered the Super Bowl blackout.

Okay, so you may be asking yourself what a sports team gains from a stadium blackout, but what about this: there have been two blackouts at recent 49ers games! The first occurred in 2011 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of course, the Super Bowl was played on a neutral field and the 49ers lost, but still! Thankfully, the actual cause of the Super Bowl blackout was rooted out within a few days of the game, putting an end to talk of sabotage. In a delightfully ironic twist, it turns out that the blackout was caused by a device called a "relay," which is meant to ... wait for it ... prevent blackouts.

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