This year’s Super Bowl cup was full of surprises, especially for the fans of the San Francisco 49ers, who were hoping their team will take the Vince Lombardi Trophy home. The game ended with a 34-31 score in favor of the Baltimore Ravens, but fans’ patience was put to test during a 34-minute blackout, the Associated Press reports.
The Ravens were crowned the winners of this Sunday’s edition of Super Bowl after more than ten years since their last victory in 2001. The battle between the two teams was temporarily interrupted by an unexpected blackout which took place shortly after the game had started. Lights came back on after a 34-minute break, enough to give the Baltimore champions the possibility to recover their energy and defeat the San Francisco 49ers. The score difference, however, was not very big; only three points prevented the 49ers from winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Aside from the power outage, there have been many other white-knuckle moments on the field as the players of the two teams competed over the possession of the ball. Joe Flacco was the first to throw three touchdown passes in the first half of the game, whereas the second-half was dominated by Jacoby Jones’ record 108 yards. Ray Lewis made an unearthly effort during the last part of the game and thanks to him, the victory was on the Ravens’ side. The linebacker was very proud of his performance, especially since he decided a month ago that he would soon put an end to his football career and retire. “To me, that was one of the most amazing goal-line stands I’ve ever been a part of in my career,” he confessed during his post-game interview.
In spite of the rivalry between the two teams, the football players left all their grudges aside during the power outage. As a matter of fact, they all gathered on one side of the field and spent the entire 34-minute break talking about the blackout. Supporters were all surprised to witness this unique scene, but they, too, acted more or less in the same manner. Even though the lights were out, fans at the Superdome either chatted among them or used the break to buy more drinks and food.