The scoreboard and lights went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter. The Ravens lead the 49ers 28-6. The cause has not been determined. During the CBS broadcast, players could be seen laying on the field and stretching to stay loose in anticipation of a possible lengthy delay.No cause has been given. But given Al Qaeda's history of striking on big dates, could this be an act of Islamic terrorism? Adam Clark Estes at AtlanticWire.com remarked, "Why Did the Lights Go Out at the Super Bowl?":
As players sat down to stretch and officials jogged into a huddle to figure out what to do next, there wasn't a terrible amount of information about what caused outage. Surely, the possibility of a terrorist attack crossed some people's mind, though that was quickly ruled out.UPDATE! Various news reports, police smell gas at stadium. Tweet from Annibel Jones, Corporate Attorney, OKC:
Annabel Jones @CrescentSooner Am I the only one who thinks "power outage at Super Bowl" = terrorism? Why no discussion of possibility on broadcast?