Superbowl 47 in New Orleans was almost perfect. Almost.
A great week of weather, a great game that went down to the wire (no pun intended, Baltimore). Fans from both teams thoroughly enjoying our city and all it has to offer.
The only problem the entire week was a big one, one that most certainly embarrassed the city and the NFL. Of course, I’m talking about the 3rd quarter “black out” at the Superdome Sunday night.
For over 30 minutes, the Super Bowl was delayed. Apparently some protective electrical system noticed a glitch and shut down power.
Nationally, the fallout from the blackout has been mixed from “who doesn’t black out in New Orleans” (and other blackout memes) to Forbes magazine saying New Orleans shouldn’t host another Superbowl until it builds a new stadium.
One thing is certain before and after the blackout: the week leading up to the game and the game itself didn’t disappoint.
All we can do now is see how the rest of the country, and the NFL, feels we did as a city hosting our 10th Superbowl. The city is already gearing up to host the 2018 game in 5 short years. It would coincide with the 300th anniversary of the city. If we get that record 11th game, lets make sure the power stays on for that one.