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Twitter reaction to Super Bowl power outage was pretty hilarious

Feb 3, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

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Wouldn’t you know it? Just as Manti Teo’s girlfriend was about to make her appearance at the Super Bowl, the lights went out (see photo below). What a shame: will we never get to see her? Still no official word on what caused the 30-plus minute power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the third quarter, so we’re left to draw our own conclusions. The popular theories are:

  • Jim Harbaugh found the breaker box and went at it with a hammer. The momentum shall be changed, and it shall be changed now.
  • Squirrels. These furred anarchists are known to frequent sporting events, and enjoy chewing wires.
  • David Ortiz.

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Whatever the reason, it did give players and viewers alike a chance to catch their breath. As for myself, I made a quick run to the store. By the way, there is nothing more deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness than a Home Depot during the Super Bowl.

Hard to say if the power outage affected the game, but it did affect the viewers. Here are some of their tweets.

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  1. alligatorsnapper - Feb 4, 2013 at 4:34 AM

    The best one I heard was that fans of the 49ers in Silicone Valley crashed the computers that regulate the power into the SuperDome. Intention: To change the Big Mo, which is exactly what they did. If not for a last moment goal line stand by the Raven defense which was largely absent after the blackout came forth to be noticed the “domestic terrorists” from Silicone Valley may have been successful. Congratulations to the Ravens. Enjoy a well deserved win.

    • binarymath - Feb 4, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      Snapper – Sili-CON Valley is the one in the Bay area with all the high-tech companies. Sili-CONE Valley is Orange County…

  2. skids003 - Feb 4, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Easy answer. The crooked mayor of New Orleans embezzled the utility bill money.

    • gerryb323 - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:19 AM

      This mayor isn’t crooked…just every other one before him was!

      • skids003 - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:47 AM

        I mean the one being indicted right now.

  3. klownboy - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    HIlarious! Maybe it was a little voodoo?
    http://wp.me/1gCK6