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Sorry to get your hopes up. It's an explanation, but it doesn't really explain much. According to the energy company that provides the New Orleans Superdome's power (sorry, I'm just not going to call it by its official name) "the failure of a device meant to protect the power supply" caused the blackout. Ok, then. In the words of the tech guy in the control room when the power went out, "What does that mean?" [New York Times]
First we learn that the company that manages the Superdome is based in Conshohocken. Now, it seems little old WHYY may have been at the center of the blackout brouhaha. Let the likely culprits tell you themselves:To hear [WHYY Reporter Tom] MacDonald tell it, he was just getting back into the building after Beyonce's halftime show when he plugged in an extension cord outside the Niners locker room and flipped the switch on the equipment."And the room goes dark," he said.By "room" he means half of an arena holding more than 71,000 people, with the eyes of an international audience
On Sunday night, I obtained a leaked diplomatic cable during the Super Bowl blackout from none other than Clint Eastwood. Below, as a public service, I present it in its entirety.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PE5V4UzobcAmerica, last year I told you it was halftime. Well the clock is ticking.
What with the Beyoncé halftime extravaganza and the mysterious third-quarter blackout that lasted for half an hour, Sunday night’s Super Bowl was even longer than Jacoby Jones’s record-tying kickoff runback. In fact, the game clocked in at some four and three-quarters hours, which is way too long to be eating chips-and-dip and wings. Chances are that when the game finally ended, with a clever safety play the 49ers clearly weren’t expecting—but that the announcers had cannily discussed but ruled out—you were thinking about bed. We, though, were worrying about your sperm.
This has got to be one of the luckiest interviews ever. 60 Minutes's Armen Keteyian was hanging out in the control room at the Super Dome, interviewing someone about how and why Beyonce's halftime performance went three minutes over its allotted time. Then, Boom! The power went out, and the camera kept rolling as the very guys in charge of figuring out all things electrical started speaking in illegible technospeak and delegating tasks. Most memorable line from the video, from a guy apparently as confused as the rest of us. "What does that mean? What does that mean?" [The Verge]
While we wait for Chip Kelly to announce the remainder of his top-secret coaching cabinet, we are left to contemplate a zany Super Bowl that included power outages, big plays, and mercifully, limited camera shots of The Ray Lewis Football Revival Meeting.
Desperate for scraps of Super Bowl glory, Philadelphians have been floating some pretty lame trivia lately: John Harbaugh was once an assistant coach with the Eagles; the Eagles beat the Ravens way back in Week 2. Cast aside those morsels now. It turns out that the company that has managed the New Orleans (er, Mercedes-Benz) Superdome since 1977--i.e. the company that manages the stadium that went completely dark during the biggest sporting event on the planet--is based in little old West Conshohocken, PA. Here's what SMG had to say about the blackout, in a joint release with the energy company
Every Super Bowl brings with it a few commercials that cross the line into sexism and even outright misogyny. There was Dexter’s Dodge commercial a few years ago, as well as every Go Daddy ad ever. I’m not sure why some companies think it’s in their interest to potentially alienate the half of the money-spending population that doesn’t have a penis, but hey: Nobody’s asking me to run their Fortune 500 company either.Still, this Audi commercial from Sunday’s game struck me as being particularly rapey:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANhmS6QLd5QRapey? Sure. Here’s what we know about the kiss in this commercial, based entirely on the