10. World Cup or World Con?
On the eve of the World Cup Final in 1998, Brazilian superstar Ronaldo suffered convulsions and was rushed to the hospital. But that's not the conspiracy. Despite being in no shape to play, Ronaldo started the game, which was dominated by the victorious French. Rumors suggested that Nike, Ronaldo's sponsor, was unwilling to give up the enormous exposure that came with soccer's biggest stage and demanded he play both halves. (Nike calls these rumors "absolutely false.")