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It's not just blackouts: other delays that have affected sporting events

Published: Monday, Feb. 4 2013 4:35 p.m. MST

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Editor's note: Perhaps this isn't a good omen for next year's Super Bowl. In a game between the Giants and Cowboys in November 2010, two brief power outages delayed a game by 11 minutes at New Meadowlands Stadium, where Super Bowl XLVIII will be played. The first knocked out a few banks of lights just seconds into the third quarter; the second lasted six seconds but knocked out the lights in the entire stadium.

Nearly 81,000 people sat in total darkness for a few seconds at the New Meadowlands Stadium during a power outage that brought Sunday's game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants to a halt.

The $1.6 billion building that opened last spring went completely dark for a brief time early in the third quarter. Backup lights almost immediately came on, but play was held up by two brownouts for a total of 11 minutes in the Cowboys' 33-20 victory over the Giants.

"It was kind of bizarre," Giants defensive end Justin Tuck said. "I've never been part of anything like it and hopefully I never will again."

Continue reading about the brief blackout at New Meadowlands Stadium.


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Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Remember when Jazz had to postpone a game back in 90s. It was the year they changed logos. The new court was damaged, so they played the rest of the season on the old court with the note logo.

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