Super Blackout

Even if you are living under a piece of slate and completely missed one of the biggest annual sports events in the world last night, you’ve by now probably heard about the 34 minute-long blackout at the stadium in New Orleans. I nearly feel asleep before the game resumed; it was nearly physically _painful_ listening to the announcers attempt to fill the dead air, and since it was unscheduled, there weren’t even any unique commercials to watch.

Which reminds me…this was the first Superbowl in a long, long time where the game itself was actually the most entertaining part. Most of the commercials were forgettable, the halftime show somehow managed to be both vulgar and boring (did anyone else feel like it was missing a pole, and there should have been dollar bills shoved down her…whatever little clothing she did have on?), the pregame was just tedious, and they didn’t even have reliable electricity at the stadium.

But man- a fake field goal, a near 22- point comeback, an intentional Safety, decent officiating, amazing pass and rushing games by _both_ teams, and enough interesting human back story for two movies.

Charm City’s feeling good today.

4 Responses to “Super Blackout”

  1. Pitt says:

    New Orleans recently took over the Motel 6 chain within city limits. They changed the slogan to “We’ll turn the lights off for ya.”

  2. matt says:

    Meanwhile, in Cleveland, a lot of people watched their old Browns win another Super Bowl and then started the car with the garage door closed.

  3. Pitt says:

    That every Ravens player had an “Art” patch on their jersey didn’t help, I’m sure.

  4. matt says:

    Neither did suffering through Tim Couch, Jeff Garcia, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Ken Dorsey, Colt McCoy…

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