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Super Bowl 2013 Power Outage Sparks Hilarious Twitter Response

Photo Credit: CBS
Photo Credit: CBS
Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterFebruary 3, 2013

With a little over 13 minutes left in the 3rd quarter of Super Bowl XLVII that saw the Ravens take a 28-6 lead over the 49ers, the power went out. That's precisely the moment Twitter turned it on. 

We live in amazing days, when every last historic moment is delivered in tandem with the opinions of a nation, sorted out on Twitter. 

The simple quandary of what to do when the power goes out at the Super Bowl was answered: you tweet about it.

Here are some of the best from the delay in New Orleans. 

Gourmet Spud drops this hilarious line, bringing us back to The Dark Knight Rises, in which a football stadium was destroyed by the Batman villain. 

Dylan MacNamara gives scant hope to 49ers fans. 

Adam Kramer is thankful the microphones went out in New Orleans as well. 

Thanks, Les

Aziz Ansari brings the funny. 

Be careful what you ask for. 

Drew Magary would like us all to pass the time with a game that would get very uncomfortable, very quickly. 

Anthony De Rosa is right: parody accounts are the worst, especially ones dedicated to something we will fail to care about 15 minutes from now. 

Cracked's Katie Willert may be on top of this thing. 

Damn, Arash Markazi. I had the under. 

The lights went out in New Orleans just as the air was let out of San Francisco. If you thought the nation would sit back and remain quiet with the power out, you would be wrong. 

Three cheers for Twitter keeping us amused during one of the more bizarre delays in sports history. 

Hit me up on Twitter for more Super Bowl Swagger. 

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