February 4th, 2013
04:50 AM ET

#BlackoutBowl generates social media moment for jokesters, advertisers

Call it the Super Bowl MVP - the most valuable power outage.

For 35 bewildering minutes Sunday night, the Super Bowl showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers ground to a halt when half of the lights in the New Orleans Superdome went out.

Players stretched on the field. The more than 71,000 fans in attendance did the wave.

And with no immediate explanation for the outage, social media lit up.

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  1. GOP = Greed Over People (party)

    49ers trying to cheat...lol

    February 4, 2013 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Why is it that everything you left wing idiots say has a guilty conscience attached to it? it is your president who wants to tax everyone and spend taxes on frivolous projects, that's the core definition of greed.

      February 4, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Why do people feel the need to drag politics into every little conversation, even those involving football? Too much time on their hans? Hate the choice of user names? WHAT?

      February 4, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ancient Texan

    All of the non calls and the missed calls were as big a mystery as the lights going out.

    February 4, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, ummm short attention span? One track mind? Adhd?

    February 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Chrissy, it's a silly as someone launching into a tirade about the rodent problem at waterfront warves every time they see his name.

      February 4, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    What ? No cospiracy theories ove the outcome of the game ? No comments on how the lights were knocked out on purpose because the 49ers were losing so bad ? Or how once the lights came back on they were able to rally to get back in the game ?
    Have I come to the right blogging site ? This place doesn't look familiar.

    February 4, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Phew, I guess I am in the right place. I just saw the post from Hamsta with his usual anti Obama tirade. That says it all right there.

      February 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You're in the right place, Rawr.
      It's not TJI without the POTUS being dragged into every blog; the topic could be kittens...

      February 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. fernace

    Jay-Z has a theory–His wifey, Bey's performance was so Hot it knocked the lights out! I agree w/him! Go Homegirl #H-Town!!

    February 4, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, you sure stifled him quick! Must be some truth bout the rodents on the waterfront warves eh? Thats too funny!

    February 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |