Ted Ginn Jr. Blaming Beyonce for 49ers' Super Bowl Loss to Ravens is Laughable

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03:  Ted Ginn #19 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers | Ezra Shaw

There's usually two things that everyone remembers about Super Bowl 47 between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers: the Harbaugh brothers facing each other as head coaches on the NFL's biggest stage, and the lights in the Superdome inexplicably going out during the third quarter.

The game wasn't even all that close when the lights went out, with Baltimore holding a commanding 28-6 lead. Most cite this as the turning point of the game, leading to a 49ers comeback that was just one play away from being completed. But, one former 49ers claims that the lights going out actually prevented his team from winning.

First, former Niners wideout Ted Ginn Jr. claimed that the lights going out was due to Beyonce's halftime performance. I'm no expert on concert lighting and how much power goes into it, and I'm sure Ginn isn't either, so this is likely just a theory of his.

Following the game, the stadium's power company stated that Beyonce's performance wasn't the reason for the power outage, but rather it was due to the improper use of a device installed to prevent power outages. Ironically, it caused the exact thing that it was created to prevent.

It seems a bit salty of Ginn to revist this Super Bowl loss and blame it on anyone else but his own team, who had a real chance to win it at the end after scoring 17 unanswered points. If anything, he should be glad the power outage occurred. Otherwise, the game may have been a blowout.