The “NFL Is Scripted” Super Bowl Logo Color Conspiracy Is Officially Dead After Chiefs Defeat Ravens

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Well, there goes that theory…

The NFL has long been the target of fans who believe that the league is scripted, and honestly, with some of the calls we’ve seen the refs make this season, it’s not hard to see why these conspiracy theories pop up.

One theory that really took off this season had social media users pointing out that the recent years’ Super Bowl logos have “predicted” who matches up against one another in the big game.

Super Bowl 56’s logo had an orange and yellow color scheme, and the Cincinnati Bengals (orange) and Los Angeles Rams (yellow) played in the game. The logo for Super Bowl 57 featured green and red as its colors, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs faced off.

So now, social media users are noticing that Super Bowl 58’s logo features red and purple, leading many to conclude that this year’s culmination of the NFL season would be a matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens (it could have also been the Chiefs against the Minnesota Vikings, but with the Vikings not making the playoffs that possibility was eliminated early on).

And after last week’s divisional round games, the theory was looking pretty good, with the Ravens and 49ers both moving on to their conference championship games.

But alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

Maybe the NFL realized that too many people were onto them. Or maybe they really wanted to ride the Taylor Swift effect into their biggest game.

But somewhere along the line, the script obviously got flipped, and the Chiefs took down the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game, blowing the logo color conspiracy out of the water.

(Right now it also looks like the Lions are in a good position to win the NFC Championship with a 14-0 early lead against the 49ers).

Of course, the Chiefs winning also supported another conspiracy theory that popped up this week, which claimed that the NFL was rigging the game for Kansas City by assigning referee Shawn Smith – who happens to be the referee with the highest winning percentage for road teams – to the AFC Championship.

So where one conspiracy theory dies, another is given life.

I guess we’ll just have to watch the game to find out what the real script is.

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