Why Did The Superdome Power Go Out?Barry Petchesky2/04/13 12:40pmFiled to: Super bowl blackoutSuper bowl 47Super Bowl XLVIINflSuperdomeNew OrleansgifGifsNewsTop671EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGIF The lights went out, and they stayed out for 34 minutes. Colin Kaepernick had just been sacked, and the 49ers were down 22, and if momentum is a real thing, the blackout swung it firmly to San Francisco. Had the Niners come back to win, the power outage would've gone down in sports history as one of the great Baltimorean electrical-sabotage conspiracies, alongside the one about Kevin Costner and Cal Ripken's wife. As it is, the country merely wants to know why the Superdome went dark. Was it infrastructure? Incompetence? Beyoncé?