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NFL knew Super Bowl blackout was a possibility

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07:56 PM ET 02.05 | One of the most surprising things to happen during Super Bowl XLVII had nothing at all to do with what has happening on the field, rather it had to do with a bizarre incident off it. Right after Beyonce's halftime show and a minute or so into the third quarter, the lights went out in half the stadium and stayed out for over 30 minutes. But while it seemed to be a surprise to everyone at home, the NFL was rolling its eyes and clenching its fists as this was something they had a feeling might happen. A memo released Oct. 15, nearly four months before the Super Bowl power outage, stated that tests on the Superdome revealed that electrical feeders pumping energy and power into the dome had "some decay and a chance for failure" during the 2012 season. So while we ended up getting power outage during the Super Bowl, the memo suggests that this could have happened at any point during a New Orleans Saints home game this past season.

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February 5, 2013  11:16 PM ET

Creepy!!

February 6, 2013  04:03 AM ET

So which team benefited more from the black out? There must be a vast conspiracy here, lol!

 
February 6, 2013  04:04 AM ET

FN Bacon Special!

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