Blackout tarnishes Superdome's boast of 'golden age'2/4/2013
What's better than trash talking between football players? How about trash talking between football stadiums? The return of the Super Bowl to the New Orleans Superdome for the first time since 2002 had the old girl virtually busting its buttons. "Defying the odds," gushed a press release from the building staff, "the 37-year-old building has entered a new 'Golden Age.' " Then the lights went out just after halftime, the game was delayed for 34 minutes and the momentum switched entirely after some early domination by the Ravens. Meanwhile, up in New Jersey, next year's host stadium was smirking. "Many people are concerned about the weather for next year's Super Bowl," tweeted the account for MetLife Stadium. "35 degrees with lights is better than 70 in darkness!"
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