Power outage newspaper headlines popular across the country

Power outage newspaper headlines popular across the country

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Power outage newspaper headlines popular across the country



Posted on February 4, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 4 at 6:32 PM

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As soon as the lights went out in the Superdome during Super Bowl XLVII, newspaper headline writers across the country began doing what they do best – brainstorming snappy puns and phrases to incorporate the 35-minute power outage into coverage of the event. Here is a sample of front-page headlines from around the country that memorialized one of the most-watched power outages in the history of sports:

Lights Out for 49ers – Los Angeles Times

49ers Comeback not Enough: A Blackout to a Shootout - Palo Alto Daily Post

Lights Out – Power Surge: Comeback Dims in the Final Minutes – Oakland Tribue

Ravens Soar in the Dark – The (San Luis Obispo) Tribune

Electric Finish – San Diegeo Union Tribune

Lights Out: Niners get Power Surge after Outage, but Ravens Hold on for Win – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Super Bowl: The Night the Lights Went out in New Orleans – Santa Maria Times

Lights Out: Niners Can’t Finish Super Comeback – The (Stockton, Calif.) Record

From Blowout to Blackout to Shootout – Fort Collins Coloradoan

Super Bowl XLVII: Power Surge – Daily Camera (Boulder, Colo.)

Ravens Cap Power Surge – The Denver Post

Shining Bright: Ravens Win Thanks to Stars of the Past and the Future – The Washington Post

Ravens Hold Off Surge – The Daytona Beach News Journal

Into the Light – The Miami Herald

Baltimore Shines After the Darkness – Orlando Sentinel

Ravens Flip the Switch – Pensacola News Journal

Power Play – Chicago Tribune

Ravens See the Light – The (Baton Rouge) Advocate

Electrifying: Baltimore Survives San Francisco’s Second-Half Surge – The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune

In the End, Ravens See the Light – The Kansas City Star

Just Enough Power – Omaha World-Herald

Ravens Shine Through – The Buffalo News

Ravens Hold Off 49ers to Win “Blackout Bowl” – USA Today

And even though this one is not power-related, multiple newspapers couldn’t resist the obvious: Purple Reign