Talking Points: Super Bowl blackout lights up Twitter



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


The lights going out in the Superdome during the Super Bowl lit up the Twitterverse on Sunday:

• “No way this power outage was on the pre-game prop bets!” — broadcaster Dave Sims (@TheDaveSimsShow)

• “Both teams should have prepared for this.” — ESPN’s Kenny Mayne (@Kenny_Mayne)

• “Let’s all watch the miserable CBS analysts stall while they wait for the lights to come on.” — @Deadspin

• “With this game now getting really late, there’s no reason President Obama can’t step in and give everyone tomorrow off.” — @SportsPickle


Most Super Bowl MVPs have been quarterbacks and Sunday was no different with Baltimore’s Joe Flacco collecting the honor by completing 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three first-half touchdowns.

Associated Press writer Howard Fendrich pointed out: “The unassuming guy who played his college football at Delaware finished Baltimore’s four-game run to the title with 11 TD passes and zero interceptions.”


The Associated Press sent out its top five memorable moments from Super Bowl XLVII and only one of those five was an actual moment from the game.

Jacoby Jones’ 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was behind the lights going out and Beyoncé.

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