NFL officials confirmed this morning that the blackout at Superbowl XLVII was caused by — Joe Biden!
Joe Biden was backstage with Jay-Z during Beyonce halftime appearance. When her performance was over the lights in the stadium went out for a minute and that’s when Biden made a move to great her when she was coming back into the lockerroom area. Biden accidentally tripped over an important power cable and that sent sparks flying every direction. Soon after, half the stadium went black. a
Biden spoke to reporters at the White House this morning and took full responsibility for the blackout. “It was my fault. I should have watched where I was walking. But it turned out well in the end. My Ravens won!” Biden reportedly told the press.
The long delay at first appeared to hurt the Ravens, as the Niners stormed right back into the game in the third quarter. However, Baltimore had the last laugh, winning a 34-31 thriller after stopping San Francisco down near the goal line in the final minutes.
President Obama didn’t want Biden to go to the Super Bowl but Biden insisted. Insiders say that Biden has had a “crush” on Beyonce every since he was “lusting after her” at the Inauguration.
Announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms were cut off for most of the 34-minute blackout, leaving sideline reporter Steve Tasker to explain the situation to viewers (he described it as a “click of the lights”). While players from the Ravens and the 49ers tried to stay limber on the field, host James Brown helped fill the dead air with analysis of the game so far.
Meanwhile, backstage Biden was laughing it up with Beyonce and Jay-Z. “Joe thought it was hysterical. He felt bad, but he just brushed it off,” said a close friend of Biden’s. “He knows he’s a real klutz sometimes.”
Power eventually returned at 7:58 p.m. local time, with play resuming at 8:10.