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S.F. Continues To Look At Technical Difficulties Behind Candlestick Park Blackouts
Published December 21, 2011
ULTERIOR MOTIVES? Steelers S Ryan Clark after Monday's game indicated that the power outage "might have all been staged by the 49ers to get them a new stadium." He said, “I just feel like San Francisco took a big stage to show the NFL and to show the state of California that they needed a new stadium. I think it was a very strategic move and Candlestick may be no more very soon" (SFGATE.com, 12/19). ESPN's Jim Rome said, "No one likes a conspiracy theory more than I do, but the Niners did not need a staffer to blow that transformer to remind everybody that they play in a dump. Trust me, everybody knows they should have boarded up that tenement a long time ago” (“Jim Rome is Burning,” ESPN, 12/20). San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy said, “The city of San Francisco has been neglectful in the way they maintained it. I don't think it was a conspiracy last night to make Candlestick look bad” (“Chronicle Live,” Comcast SportsNet BayArea, 12/20).