With a little over 13 minutes left in the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl XLVII that saw the Ravens take a 28-6 lead over the 49ers, the power went out. That's precisely the moment Twitter turned it on.
We live in amazing days, when every last historic moment is delivered in tandem with the opinions of a nation, sorted out on Twitter.
The simple quandary of what to do when the power goes out at the Super Bowl was answered: you tweet about it.
Here are some of the best from the delay in New Orleans.
Gourmet Spud drops this hilarious line, bringing us back to The Dark Knight Rises, in which a football stadium was destroyed by the Batman villain.
Please don't be Bane.— Gourmet Spud (@gourmetspud) February 4, 2013
Dylan MacNamara gives scant hope to 49ers fans.
This means they're restarting the game, right?— Dylan MacNamara (@DylanMacNamara) February 4, 2013
Adam Kramer is thankful the microphones went out in New Orleans as well.
That's the best Nantz has sounded all night.— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) February 4, 2013
Hope this is an easily fixed electrical problem!!— Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles) February 4, 2013
Aziz Ansari brings the funny.
WHOA WHOA WHOA. Is this power outage a Fast 6 tie in?? IS THE ROCK ABOUT TO FLY A HELICOPTER THROUGH A TANK?!!— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) February 4, 2013
Be careful what you ask for.
Wait! That's not what I meant when I yelled "Give me a break!" #SB47— Michael Schafermeyer (@mschae) February 4, 2013
Drew Magary would like us all to pass the time with a game that would get very uncomfortable, very quickly.
Time for truth or dare!RAY LEWIS DOES NOT PICK TRUTH.— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) February 4, 2013
Anthony De Rosa is right: parody accounts are the worst, especially ones dedicated to something we will fail to care about 15 minutes from now.
If you're considering creating a parody account about the Super Bowl lights, please power down.— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) February 4, 2013
Cracked's Katie Willert may be on top of this thing.
What we don't know is that this power outage is a cover up for the greatest jewel heist the Super Bowl has ever seen.— Katie Willert (@kawillert) February 4, 2013
Damn, Arash Markazi. I had the under.
Congrats if you had 34 minutes for the power outage in your Super Bowl prop bet.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 4, 2013
The lights went out in New Orleans just as the air was let out of San Francisco. If you thought the nation would sit back and remain quiet with the power out, you would be wrong.
Three cheers for Twitter keeping us amused during one of the more bizarre delays in sports history.
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