New Orleans — Power went out at the Superdome early in the third quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday with the Baltimore Ravens leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6. The majority of lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown. There was 13:22 left in the quarter. The teams remained on the field, with players stretching and trying to stay warmed up, including the Ravens' Joe Flacco and Ed Reed. Cheerleaders kept going through their routines There was a public address announcement for fans to stay in their seats.
#16 Not Bobby Jindal...Mitch Landrieu is the Mayor of the Big Easy. The same Mitch Landrieu, brother of Senator Mary Landrieu, two scions of a dynasty looting Louisiana for many years, nay maybe a century.
Have been through NO several times and was always reminded of Tallulah Bankheads´ voice saying ´what a dump´. We never even found a place that looked fit to stay in. Of course, that was a long time ago.
By way of coverage on Radio or Television, I’ve witnessed all 46 of the previous Super Bowls. This year, I decided to not subject myself again to a bombastic barrage of glitz, glitter, razzle-dazzle and raunch, otherwise known as “The Super Bowl Half-Time Show.” Instead, I passed the (half) time by catching up on a few minor chores which needed attention. I’m glad I did. I plan to do likewise during the half-times of the next 46 unless their producers plan to ‘unspectacularize’ them by mercifully toning them down at least a reasonable number of notches. I know what I did was radical, but not only do I not care, I highly recommend it.
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J F Ackerman, 2/4/2013 10:01:32 AM (No. 9157252)
What a pathetic shambles. Except for Paul Harvey and the Budweiser horse, the "commercials" were slutty dreck. Thanks to all the interruptions, the game had no rhythm or continuity. The half-time show was a screaming, shouting, strutting no-talent black hooker. NFL stands for a lot of things these days... good clean family entertainment isn´t one of them.
I thankfully didn´t watch all of the "Super" Bowl. Both of these teams are nowhere near my favorites and I had to wake up early to go to work. I heard this morning on the news that the power outage happened, the half time show sucked and the Edgar Allen Poe Ravens won. Big whup! I read too that the deadhead obama voters are trying to blame the blackout on Governor Jindal. What rubbish. All this is is the former mayor School Bus Chocolate City Nagin´s New Orleans chickens coming home to roost.
The ugly comments on this thread about a city with so much of America´s beauty and history are inappropriate... and dare I say ignorant... sure it´s run by Dems... but Bobby is doing his level best to bring growth and industry to the entire state... As were My Ravens... [and don´t get me started on B´more... and it´s history...]
Next time you are near New Orleans, instead of flying into Kenner... come across the 32 mile Causway across Lake Ponchetrain at dawn... or the back roads through the beautiful bayous from Baton Rouge... Or past the still exquisite and gracious plantation homes before Gretna... and listen to a CD of Harry Baby [Harry Connick Jr who was playing sweet jazz as a lad of six] ... then have a beignet and coffee at Cafe du Monde in the Quarter as a lone sax plays Amazing Grace at noon... and get back to me...
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Rock n Robin, 2/4/2013 12:51:10 PM (No. 9157718)
Re: #9 and some others: My first thought, too. E.g., Possibly a little cat and mouse toying by the same group that hacked the State Dept. website a week or so ago. Understand that there is no evidence and this just pure imaginative speculation. But interesting to see that others have the same thoughts.
Thank you, # 52. I was not going to post as there is so much ignorance flowing on this thread I thought, what’s the use! Yes, there are a lot of liberals in New Orleans, partly due to history and partly a result of being a port city. I live within the city limits of New Orleans and I am represented by Senator David Vitter and Congressman Steve Scalise, two very conservative members of Congress. Mary Landrieu, our token Democrat, is one of the few Democrats holding a state wide office in Louisiana. The New Orleans metropolitan area is mostly conservative. This weekend I saw millions of happy people enjoying a super bowel weekend like never before. It was a weekend long party no other city could duplicate. Now we get serious about Mardi Gras, another event no other city could duplicate. A few have tried in the past, but each time it ended up in a riot. I’ve lived in other cities and my career has me traveling around the US. New Orleans is a special place unlike any other city!
Just a preview of what will become the "new norm" with Obama´s and the Left´s energy policies. We are truly on course to becoming a third world country with this idiot and his fellow socialists in the White House.
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