49ers vs. Ravens NFL Super Bowl ‘Script’ Fails
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The conspiracy theorists were wrong. Shocking.
The NFL "script" that 49ers vs. Ravens in the Super Bowl was preordained has turned out to be untrue, despite repeated assurances from your weird cousin who spends too much time on YouTube.
For those unaware of this infantile theory — good for you, for real — the conspiracy claims that the NFL fixes Super Bowl participants and have provided clues as to this season's finalists through the Super Bowl logo color scheme.
So it goes, the team whose color is at the bottom of the Super Bowl logo is the "scripted" winner. So, yellow in Super Bowl LVI for the Rams and red for the Chiefs. Purple shades the bottom of the Super Bowl LVII logo, so tin foils thought the Ravens would beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
The notion that the NFL is "scripted" originally gained traction after an offhand remark by former running back Arian Foster on a podcast in 2022. Since then, disaffected and impressionable people across fandoms have bought into some variation of the notion that the outcomes of NFL games are preordained — some tongue-in-cheek, others tragically literal in their interpretations.
And as per usual, those same, sad people are going to develop some sort of asinine excuse as to why this particular conspiracy didn't work out in the end.