Vine: By far the stupidest theory on the Seahawks' terrrible play call that cost them the Superbowl 5 years ago

Vine: By far the stupidest theory on the Seahawks' terrrible play call that cost them the Superbowl

The sincerity in this man's voice is worrying

America is still trying to work out why Seattle Seahawks coah Pete Carroll decided to make that horror play call that ultimately cost them the Super Bowl.

The Seahawks were one-yard from goal on second down and rather than hand the pigskin to Beast Mode to make one of his trademark runs, they made the rather curious decision to attemot a passing play. The ball was intercepted by the Patriots, who went on to claim the Super Bowl.

Carroll's strange call to pass on the play spawned a plethora of absolutely insane conspiracy theories. However, none were quite as jaw-droppingly dumb as this radio show caller's take on what happened to the Seahawks.

The buffoon came to the natural conclusion that Patriots coach, Bill Belichick, using some sort of Jason Bourne-style, tech wizardry,“crashed the frequency” in Carroll’s headset to sabotage the play.

There are a lot of flaws with this theory but the crackpot reckoned he had one key detail worked out. As the quarterback would probably be able to recognise Belichick's voice, the caller reckoned that evil genius Belichick had another trick up his sleeve. The New England coach simply “photoshopped” his voice to sound exactly like Carroll's.

Hat-tip to The Big Lead