Monday, February 4, 2013

Top 10 reasons the lights went out at the Super Bowl

So ... that was awkward.

Millions, if not billions, of people watching the Super Bowl and the power goes out in the New Orleans Superdome.

This isn't the hair dryer tripping a breaker in your two bedroom apartment in the morning. This is the most watched sporting event in America coming to a grinding halt for over 30 minutes because half of the lights in the stadium refused to come back on.

There was only so many times the CBS crew could show the highlights from the first half or offer any type of significant insight. I suppose we should all be thankful that when the lights came back on we didn't find them tied up and their set looted.

Still, it all turned into a big mess. The power company is blaming the Superdome. The Superdome is blaming the power company. The NFL is blaming the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.

Regardless of who's to blame, I think I found the reason the lights went out. Here are the top 10 reasons the lights went out during the 2013 Super Bowl.

Photo from USA Today.
10. The old people from the Taco Bell commercial threw out a hip and a breaker.

9. We aren't sure how, but we all know it was George W. Bush's fault. He was trying to finish off what his hurricane machine left behind in New Orleans.

8. The lights, like every person living (and some not living), were frightened by Ray Lewis face mask and bionic arm, so they ran away.

7. It was all part of some elaborate Buffalo Wild Wings commercial.

6. Before they even official got back together, Destiny's Child broke up again and start throwing things in the dressing room.

5. The Harbaugh parents were tired of seeing their sons fight. They really didn't like that the older brother was beating up on his younger brother that badly.

4. One word: Bane.

3. If we learned anything last night, it's that we need farmers for things to go right. Unfortunately, there were no farmers at the Super Bowl. They were all working.

2. The question was finally answered. No, the Superdome was not ready for that jelly, Beyonce.

1. The NFL partnered with the WWE to bring some wrestling style excitement to the Super Bowl. If the lights had stayed out a few seconds longer Joe Flacco would have been found knocked out on the 50 yard line with a steel chair laying beside him.

What was the most outlandish reason you heard for the Super Bowl power outage? Where is the craziest place you've been when the lights went out?

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