Super Bowl 2013

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Super Bowl XLVII
10:32 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Ads: Winners And Losers

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:51 am

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.

Super Bowl XLVII
10:08 am
Mon February 4, 2013

The Roots Of Beyonce's Super Bowl Spectacular

Beyonce performs during the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday night.
Ezra Shaw Getty Images

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.

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Super Bowl XLVII
8:14 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Lights Out, It Was A Memorable Super Bowl

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs waits on the field after the half the lights went out in the third quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
Mike Segar Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 10:45 am

  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca on the Super Bowl

There was a 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

A last-minute drive that could have won the game for San Francisco.

An MVP performance by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

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Super Bowl XLVII
7:00 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Fans Leave Lasting Impressions

Super Bowl fans volunteer with housing recovery work.

Super Bowl crowds are heading home with their memories of the big game. Many New Orleans residents are especially thankful that they came.

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Around the Nation
6:20 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Twitter Lit Up When Superdome Lost Power

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 11:09 am



Good morning, I'm David Greene.

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

12:34 am
Mon February 4, 2013

A Newcomer Overcomes Costume Anxiety

Writer Brett Will Taylor.

Listen to today's commentary.

There are three sounds you hear in New Orleans this morning.

You hear heads pounding as Super Bowl fans stumble their way back to the airport. Followed by voices cheering as residents bid a most joyous farewell to said fans.

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Super Bowl XLVII
12:11 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Baltimore Ravens Beat San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl, 34-31

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.”

John was quick to show his brother some love after the game.

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Super Bowl XLVII
11:33 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

Superdome Power Outage Statement

The following joint statement from SMG and Entergy on the power outage at the Superdome has just been released through the NFL:

The following is a joint statement from Entergy and SMG (management company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome) regarding the partial power loss during the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

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Super Bowl XLVII
10:30 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

After Power Outage, Ravens Hang On To Beat 49ers In Super Bowl

The power went out at the Superdome in the third quarter of the Super Bowl Sunday for more than half an hour.
Charlie Riedel AP

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."

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The Superdome
1:31 pm
Sun February 3, 2013

The Superdome Through the Years

Frank Lotz Miller's 1970 architectural model of what would become the Superdome.
Curtis and Davis Office Records Southeastern Architectural Archive, Special Collections Division, Tulane University Libraries

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.

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