Don’t blame me!

NFL: Super Bowl XLVII-Baltimore Ravens vs San Francisco 49ers


In case you missed it:

Power Fails and 49ers Surge, but Ravens Win

The lights went out at the Superdome during the Super Bowl. Only then did the game really begin.

In a sporting event that has had spectacular finishes as well as an infamous wardrobe malfunction during a halftime performance, the electricity at the Superdome stole the show on Sunday night, interrupting the third quarter for more than a half-hour and seemingly shifting the momentum of the game in a dramatic way.

Moments after the Ravens’ Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half 108 yards for a touchdown, giving Baltimore a 22-point lead, the stadium’s power failed. That plunged the teams, the 71,024 fans in attendance and millions of television viewers into low light and raised the sort of question that sports fans love to ponder: how might such a weird interruption affect the game?

After 34 minutes in which players stretched, fans did the wave and Ravens Coach John Harbaugh screamed at a league official in a suit, play resumed, and the teams had their answer. The energy had leaked out of the Ravens during the unexpected break, allowing the San Francisco 49ers to surge to within 2 points, but Baltimore held on for a 34-31 victory.


Yeah, yeah, I know. I picked the Niners to win. But y’all should know better than to listen to me. I’m lousy at picking winners. Seriously. If I could pick winners I’d be rich. That’s why I didn’t bet any money on the game.

This is an open thread.

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68 Responses to Don’t blame me!

  1. myiq2xu says:

    This would have been better if they had left Jennifer Hudson out:

    • DeniseVB says:

      She did fine, but I was disappointed she didn’t turn around to acknowledge the kids.

      • I liked the kids. When I was watching it last night, I thought she was off key the first few notes- but in this it doesn’t sound like it,
        Normally I love the way she dresses- but I don’t think that skirt looks good on her. It was made for skinny girls with no hips.

        • I loved her in the skirt, and the whole get up. She looked great. She sounded great too. The only disappointment for me was that they only sand the first verse of that song, over and over. There are other verses, and they are also awesome.

        • cj says:

          She’s very sweet. I thought she looked fantastic from the waist up, but didn’t like the look of the skirt either.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Coke and Pepsi convinced CBS not to air this ad:

  3. myiq2xu says:

    This was a really good ad:

  4. Yawn… did something happen today? Where is everybody?

  5. myiq2xu says:

    I hate when this happens:

  6. OK, saw about 15 minutes of it with sound off and captions on. That way didn’t have to scream and yell at the family. And apologize after. So it’s all good, then. Does the result mean Maryland has to take over California’s debt obligations for a year?

  7. myiq2xu says:

    This ad played just before the Niners started their big comeback:

  8. myiq2xu says:

    This one had us laughing and shaking our heads:

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Great ideas at 3am:

    Calendar of the Month club.

  10. myiq2xu says:

    Maybe one of you can explain this to me:

    I’m tossing and turning in bed, unable to sleep. So I come sit at my desk, and I keep nodding off. Lather, rinse, repeat.

    • Could be lots of things. Something in the bedroom to which you are allergic. Bedroom too warm. No sleep apnea or other breathing issues while lying down? When was the last time you got a new pillow?
      I suppose warm milk is out of the question?
      Try some music in the background or some white noise.

      • Lulu says:

        A sound machine. All I have to do is turn it on and I start getting drowsy but I am like Pavlov’s dog. I got it years ago because I could not sleep at the MIL’s house. Ocean sound for night and rain for naps. I gave machines to two of my kids when they went off to dorms in college. The roommates became addicted also. Much better than a hangover or waking in up in the neighbor’s garage after taking sleeping pills.

    • votermom says:

      When you’re in bed tossing & turning, tell yourself very sternly that you are have to stay awake all night. You’re not allowed to sleep a wink.
      Being a natural rebel you’ll probably fall asleep in 5 min.
      😀

      PMM has better suggestions.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Sounds like your creative mind is working over time 🙂 I usually just escape to my Mom Cave and turn on the t.v. I’m out in minutes.

  11. driguana says:

    I’ve become a “2 Minute Sports Fan”…..tune in any game in any sport for the last two minutes and it will probably tell the whole tale. I liked the Sketchers sneaker ad and the VW “ras clot” ad….ok…back to kvetching…

  12. DandyTiger says:

    I’m so glad that power outage happened. It turned what was a horribly boring game into a nail biter. What a game. What an ending.

    Any comments about the 1/2 time show? I thought it was all show and no substance. Also couldn’t help notice when the other two members of Destiny’s child were there for a few seconds, their mics were turned down much lower than Beyonce’s. Flashy though.

    • yttik says:

      I am not impressed. Used to like halftime shows, but they’re now boring and predictable. Also, what’s wrong with wearing clothes?? I know, I know, I’m not a guy, but after a while I just want to see sleeves again!

      • Same here yttik. What kind of message are we imparting? Oh wait, the same one for thousands of years. No matter what, no matter how smart or talented or accomplished- if you don’t have a penis- it’s all about your looks, your girly parts.
        ugh.

      • Constance says:

        They don’t wear cloths because grinding around mostly naked IS their only talent. I don'[t begrudge them their male fans but it would be nice if women consumers could have more really talented women like Taylor Swift and Adele who also have integrity to enjoy. All the talented women get drowned out by the hootchies who will do anything to get on camera..

    • DeniseVB says:

      I think all the flashy was what helped blow the lights. I just found it annoying that they were bragging about the most energy efficient Super Bowl ever, and the halftime show probably pulled enough power to light up a small town for a year.

  13. Watching that game was like watching the 2008/2012 presidential campaigns, if Obama had lost as he should have. All the commentators were in the bag for the their inexperienced wonder boy Kaepernick and were openly hating on the Ravens. There was even a long conversation during the outage about how old Lewis was and plenty of chuckles about that. And in the end, I suspect there may have been cheating. I’m not convinced the outage was an accident.

    Unlike the 2012 election season, the right team won anyway.

    On a lighter topic, first episode of League of Historical Bitches is out: https://historicalbitches.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/v-1-episode-1-assault-on-ghouldmen-suchs/

    • Constance says:

      Of course the game was rigged. I haven’t watched a Superbowl since the Seahawks got screwed. Of course I didn’t watch them before that either.

    • swanspirit says:

      Thank you! The Ravens are so under appreciated everywhere but in their home town !. We LOVE our RAVENS win or lose . I wish I was going to the parade tomorrow .
      But I remember Johnny U from when I was a kid . He was so kind to me , but he was nice to everyone . My dad knew him .. Flacco is more like Unitas than anyone else that I have seen in the NFL . He is humble, focused, and unflappable He just keeps his cool and stays relaxed . Johnny U. was like that . Flacco deserved MVP .

  14. votermom says:

    Wow

    • DandyTiger says:

      Fun info on Richard III:

      Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England for two years, from 1483 until his death in 1485 during the Battle of Bosworth Field. He was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty. His defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field was the decisive battle of the Wars of the Roses and is sometimes regarded as the end of the Middle Ages in England. He is the subject of an eponymous play by William Shakespeare.

    • cj says:

      Thanks for posting ! It’s a fantastic find; can’t wait to hear more about it !

  15. votermom says:

  16. votermom says:

    I’m sure the media will be all over this …/ sarc

  17. HELENK says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/04/True-the-Vote-Sues-St-Lucie-County-FL-Over-Botched-Allen-West-Contest

    Think this is a good thing. It will not change the results it is too late for that but maybe more care will be taken in future elections.

  18. votermom says:

    OT Soda drinkers can get a coupon for a free Pepsi Next (whatever that is)

  19. HELENK says:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/02/04/Steve-Capus-Oversaw-Erosion-of-Journalistic-Values

    another good thing, steve capus gone from nbc. Maybe the so called news outlets will get up off their knees to backtrack and start to be journalists and not stenos. It might be a start

  20. HELENK says:

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/02/04/blame-beyonce-boomer-told-of-2-power-outages-during-halftime-rehearsals/

    don’t beyonce will be invited to too many events anymore.

    lip sync at the inauguration

    blow the electricity at the super bowl

    • DeniseVB says:

      Heh, I was just bringing this story over since I guessed Miss Flashy may have put a strain on the Most Energy Efficient Super Bowl Evah up thread.

      Funny that none of the officials even considered her rehearsal outages could be related, just that it’s not, gulp, terrorism. Still under investigation …… wonder why it didn’t happen DURING her epileptic inducing light show ?

  21. HELENK says:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/barack_does_not_play_well_with_others.html

    I like this guy’s thinking. send the kid out to play while the grown ups get the work done

  22. HELENK says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/04/16-things-to-be-thankful-for-from-super-bowl-xlvii/

    if you look hard enough you can always find something to be thankful for

  23. votermom says:

    Ron Paul on a mission to remind ppl he defines “batshit”

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