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Faulty equipment caused Super Bowl power outage

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05:34 PM ET 02.04 | Faulty equipment is to blame for the strange power outage that occurred at the Superdome in the middle of Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. A piece of equipment designed to monitor electrical load malfunctioned, opening a breaker and shutting off some of the power in the building, according to CBS Sports' Will Brinson. The power outage occurred early in the third quarter, soon after Jacoby Jones had returned the opening kickoff of the second half 108 yards for a touchdown to give Baltimore what seemed like an untouchable 28-6 lead. The two teams remained on the field during a nearly 34-minute delay before the lights came back on and play finally started up again.

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February 4, 2013  06:15 PM ET

Your caps lock is stuck, bro.

February 4, 2013  06:22 PM ET

And here I thought it was Beyonce overloading the circuits just by walking by.

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February 4, 2013  07:43 PM ET

Ray Lewis caused the lights to go out. He killed the lights.

February 4, 2013  09:29 PM ET

Half time show was not for me! The Show was Terrible, bring back Pink Floyd!!!

 
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