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Super Bowl Lights Out Has Groups Blaming Each Other

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The cause of a 34-minute blackout at the Super Bowl remains under investigation, but public records released Monday show that Superdome officials were worried about a power outage several months before the big game.

An Oct. 15 memo released by the Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District, which oversees the Superdome, says tests on the dome’s electrical feeders showed they had “some decay and a chance of failure.”

 

The memo also cites 2011 blackouts that struck Candlestick Park, where the San Francisco 49erswere playing a nationally televised Monday night football game, as a reason for ordering the tests.

The board later authorized spending nearly $1 million on Superdome improvements, including more than $600,000 for upgrading the dome’s electrical feeder cable system.

“As discussed in previous board meetings, this enhancement is necessary to maintain both the Superdome and the New Orleans Arena as top tier facilities, and to ensure that we do More >

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49ers dig out of deficit, beat Falcons

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Jim Harbaugh threw one of the all-time great temper tantrums ever recorded on television.

Within a matter of minutes, he was giving his San Francisco 49ers assistant coaches big back-slapping hugs because he and his team were on the way to the Super Bowl.

The 49ers overcame a questionable call on a catch by the Atlanta Falcons’ Harry Douglas (not to mention a missed call of offensive pass interference on Douglas) to make a stand deep in their own territory and hang on for a 28-24 comeback victory in Sunday’s thrilling NFC Championship Game.

The 49ers, who posted their first road playoff win since 1989, will appear in their first Super Bowl in 18 years. They will face the Baltimore Ravens or New England Patriots two weeks from Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.

A matchup with the Ravens would pit Jim Harbaugh against his brother, John Harbaugh, More >

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