More than just-Baltimore fans blacked out in New Orleans this Sunday. As many fans saw themselves, the New Orleans Superdome itself lost power. The Super Bowl XLVII took place last night, with the Baltimore Ravens playing against the San Francisco 49ers.
As the game entered the third quarter, half of the stadium lost power. As the network quickly cut to commercials and the Superdome officials tried to resolve the issue, those on Twitter had a field day as the jokes came pouring in.
Was Bane going to pop out? Did Beyoncé’s perfection soak up all the power? Was Ray Lewis about to ascend into the heavens? Unfortunately, none of these were true.
I don’t think that the exact origin of the outage been confirmed, though, some say it could have to do with the amount of power being used on the 49ers side or it could just be that the Superdome has a terrible electrical system.
Before the blackout, the Ravens had a big lead on the 49ers, with a score of 23-3, but it seemed that the 30-minute blackout was what the 49ers needed to fight back with a valiant effort, as the score was up to 34-31.
Having Beyoncé performing at halftime might have been the best decision the NFL has ever made. She was spectacular to say the least. She even reunited with Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland for a bit, warming the hearts of every Destiny’s Child fan watching.
The NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stated in an article for Fox News that the power outage was not a result of Beyoncé’s powerhouse of a performance, as she was running on her own generator.
Aside from Beyoncé, one of the more amazing moments of the night was the Raven’s 108-yard kickoff return by Jacoby Jones to start the second half, setting an NFL postseason record. With that, the Ravens also became the first team to have that happen to them twice in the Super Bowl, the last time being in 2000.
By the end, the Ravens still sealed their second Super Bowl win and left Ray Lewis with a game very proud to retire on.
Any person, who was looking down on the Ravens as they came in, or to think it was going to be a blowout for the 49ers, should have known better. The Ravens beat two amazing teams to get to that Super Bowl spot, the Patriots (last years contenders) and the Broncos in overtime, so the idea of them winning shouldn’t have come as a surprise.
As well as having one of the better half time entertainers, this game became one of the highest scoring Super Bowls, tying at 65 total points with Super Bowl XXIV in 1990, in which the 49ers also attended, though, they had better luck that round.