The first rule of Baltimore Ravens Conspiracy Club is that you talk openly about Baltimore Ravens Conspiracy Club.
That’s the lesson Terrell Suggs is teaching us, anyway, as he joins retired teammate Ray Lewis in suggesting the Great Super Bowl Blackout of 2013 was a conspiracy. But unlike Lewis, who simply let fly with vague suggestions while also admitting “I don’t know facts,” Suggs has straight-up accused The Rog of being behind the blackout.
In a segment to air tonight on ESPN’s hard-hitting-we-still-do-“real”-sports-journalism-dangit E:60, Suggs accuses Goodell of “having a hand” in the blackout.
“I was like Vegas, parlor tricks, you know what I mean?” Suggs said. “I was like, ahh, Roger Goodell, he never stops, he always has something up his sleeve. He just couldn’t let us have this one in a landslide, huh?”
Suggs cites Goodell’s apparent man-crush on John Elway as more evidence of his bias against the Ravens. And other teams.
“We walk out of the Denver game, and linebackers are warming up on their sideline, and who do we see talking with John Elway, and it’s like hmmm. I thought, your commissioner is supposed to be neutral,” Suggs said. “He ain’t supposed to be on one side or the other; he’s supposed to be in the box. I saw him on their sideline and I was like, huh, I know who he’s going for. I think he definitely has his favorites.”
Not that I’m going to argue with more NFL players putting on tinfoil hats but no one has brought up the possibility that this was just nutria chewing through some power cables?
Anyway, here’s hoping Ray and Terrell are having fun in their super secret treehouse HQ, reading comics, chewing gum, and changing the entry password (poor Flacco will never remember it) while passing notes back and forth on an Etch-A-Sketch written in a code only they understand. Or posting on Reddit.