published Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

PLAY BALL! The Super Bowl resumes

Half the lights are out in the Superdome during a power outage Sunday in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Raven in New Orleans.
Half the lights are out in the Superdome during a power outage Sunday in the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Raven in New Orleans.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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    Field judge Craig Wrolstad stands on the field Sunday after the lights went out during the second half of NFL Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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Part of the Super Bowl Watch package, a running feed of items from the Super Bowl in New Orleans. With AP Photos. By The Associated Press

Well, that was interesting.

Following a delay of 35 minutes caused by a power outage in the Superdome, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are back out on the field. And no jokes about how the Niners havenā€™t allowed any points in a half-hour.

The Ravens had just scored to take a 28-6 lead when lights throughout the Superdome went dark. There was limited emergency power in the concourses and at the top of the dome, but the scoreboards and most of the lights were out.

The lights gradually began coming back on after about 25 minutes, and a loud buzz could be heard. Players returned to the field and, after 10 more minutes, play resumed with 13:22 left in the third quarter.

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