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New Orleans - Lights Out: Power Outage Stops Game At Super Bowl For Half Hour

Published on: February 3, 2013 08:41 PM
Last updated on: February 3, 2013 09:13 PM
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Players mill around the field after half of the lights went out during the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary HershornPlayers mill around the field after half of the lights went out during the third quarter of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 3, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

New Orleans - Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl, leading to a 35-minute delay with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 on Sunday.

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The majority of the lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown.

Play finally resumed with 13:22 left in the third quarter.

During the outage, the public address announcer said the Superdome was experiencing an interruption of electrical service and encouraged fans to stay in their seats.

Some fans did the wave to pass the time. Players milled around on the sidelines, some took a seat on the bench, other on the field. A few of the Ravens threw footballs around.

Officials gathered on the field and appeared to be talking to stadium personnel. Finally, the lights came back on throughout the stadium, which appeared to have been operating on auxiliary power.

There was no immediate explanation for the power failure, which apparently was limited to the Superdome. The lights were on along the main thoroughfare outside the stadium.


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 Feb 03, 2013 at 08:47 PM heshysquirtz Says:

Such a long wait

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 08:49 PM Secular Says:

הָעָם הַהֹלְכִים בַּחֹשֶׁךְ, רָאוּ אוֹר גָּדוֹל: יֹשְׁבֵי בְּאֶרֶץ צַלְמָוֶת, אוֹר נָגַהּ עֲלֵיהֶם

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 08:52 PM Anonymous Says:

How does this matter to VIN readers who don't own TV's?

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:01 PM amicable Says:

And here I thought only Wesley Hills loses power

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:02 PM DRE53 Says:

That's the worst "nightmare" for them

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

How does this matter to VIN readers who don't own TV's?

You can watch the game live @ cbssports.com

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:24 PM radrad Says:

Sometimes I also forget to reset the shabbos clocks. Hate when that happens.

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:31 PM Ben Says:

This is going to change the game in favor of SF

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:40 PM Gifferd Says:

This is starting to shape up as one of the best Super Bowls ever. Sooo entertaining.

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:44 PM Adam Says:

Since the power outage, the Ravens have allowed 17 unanswered points. 3:10 left in the 3rd.

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 09:53 PM benny45 Says:

Reply to #8  
Ben Says:

This is going to change the game in favor of SF

Wow nicely done. Can you give me tomorrows winning lottery numbers?

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 Feb 03, 2013 at 10:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Ben Says:

This is going to change the game in favor of SF

Don't you believe in hashgacha paratis or more likely that the Ebeshter is a Ravens fan?

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 01:08 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

How does this matter to VIN readers who don't own TV's?

Because they don't watch it on TV,they need vin to let them know!!

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 06:15 AM Norden Says:

Reply to #3  
Anonymous Says:

How does this matter to VIN readers who don't own TV's?

** If you are not interested in sport why did you bother to read this?

** If a sincere and true charedi does not have a television because that is what his/her rabbi told him/her to do, what on earth is that person doing using a computer to write comments that are clearly 'bitul Torah'?

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 07:16 AM mutti Says:

new orleans was trying to get the superdome back in the superbowl rotation, I really hope the NFL thinks twice before ever letting them host a superbowl. power outage!?

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 07:50 AM cool masmid Says:

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Norden Says:

** If you are not interested in sport why did you bother to read this?

** If a sincere and true charedi does not have a television because that is what his/her rabbi told him/her to do, what on earth is that person doing using a computer to write comments that are clearly 'bitul Torah'?

Norden - Relax!!! I know if gives you a satisfaction to use any excuse to jump on the people who are more erlich then you, but it doesn't bode well for you to have that attitude.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 09:08 AM mewhoze Says:

so much for the ''superdome''
guess it aint so super no more.

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 10:16 AM DanielBarbaz Says:

Darn.......I thought the Superbowl was next week!

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 10:23 AM Raphael_Kaufman Says:

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cool masmid Says:

Norden - Relax!!! I know if gives you a satisfaction to use any excuse to jump on the people who are more erlich then you, but it doesn't bode well for you to have that attitude.

Please don't use the word "erlich" to mean strictly religious. Erlichkeit has nothing to do with religion. Anyone, a Reform Jew, a Gentile or an Atheist can be "erlich". It is also noted that one can be a strict chareidi and still not be "erlich".

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 11:24 AM henna252 Says:

Erlichkeit comes from the Torah. There exist the "pintialy" yid in everyone, but its all from Har Sinai

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 Feb 04, 2013 at 02:33 PM ShmuelG Says:

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Raphael_Kaufman Says:

Please don't use the word "erlich" to mean strictly religious. Erlichkeit has nothing to do with religion. Anyone, a Reform Jew, a Gentile or an Atheist can be "erlich". It is also noted that one can be a strict chareidi and still not be "erlich".

Strongly disagree. "Erlich" is not exactly the same as "frum," but nobody ever calls a conservativereform koifer or a goy erlich.

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