Some people enjoy the Super Bowl commercials more than the football game. Host Michel Martin and Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans run through the best and worst ads; from senior citizens making late night trips to Taco Bell to nerds getting really sloppy kisses.
Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 11:38 am
One of the Twitter hashtags devised by rabid Beyonce fans before last night's Super Bowl halftime show was religious in nature: #praisebeysus. Praise Beysus! This bit of hyperventilating resonated in interesting ways. Strutting into the very center of America's biggest television spectacle, the 31-year-old superstar intended to secure her place in the musical pantheon next to recent Super Bowl-approved legends Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen and Prince.
If you can imagine, Twitter was on fire during the Super Bowl. But the Twitterverse really lit up when the lights went out at the Superdome. Predictably, someone created a Twitter account named SuperBowlLights, and there were tweets like this: Only need half the lights anyway, as only half the teams are playing - that's just mean. Many people tweeted that it must have been Beyonce who knocked out the lights with her electric half-time show
For the second time in their 17 seasons, the Baltimore Ravens are world champions.
The Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers Sunday 34-31 in an epic clash at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in Super Bowl XLVII.
Among many firsts, Super Bowl XLVII was the first time in major professional sports that two brothers — Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh — coached against each other in a championship.
This time, it was older brother John who came out on top in the “Harbaugh Bowl.”
Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 5:42 am
The Baltimore Ravens won this year's Super Bowl, fending off the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 34-31 after a power outage left the Superdome in the dark and delayed the game in the second half. The outage lasted more than 30 minutes. The Associated Press has more:
"The majority of the lights failed shortly after Jacoby Jones returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown.
"Play finally resumed with 13:22 left in the third quarter."
The Superdome began as a public referendum in 1966, and shines today as New Orleans gets ready to celebrate Super Bowl XLVII.
Built atop the bulldozed Back o' Town neighborhood, the Superdome is the site of ecstasy and tragedy, of countless celebrations and memories, historical agonies and post-K clichés. The Dome is a temple to our Saints and our city, and — love it or hate it — you can't ignore it.