From the national anthem to the coin toss to the halftime show to the actual 60 minutes of football, the Super Bowl is a visual feast. There's enough color and emotion to make for countless timeless photos.
Everything is crazier for "The Big Game," and the images coming out of New Orleans show just that. A blackout (seriously!), Beyonce reuniting with her old group and, oh yeah, a 34-31 tense-a-thon that had even non-Niner and Baltimore fans nearly falling off their couches with anticipation.
With photographers in every cranny of the Superdome and the burdens of the past—developing film, slow Internet, etc.—long gone, the newswires are cranking out historical snapshots as fast as they can hit "Upload."
Here are some of the best from an epic game.