One should always be prepared to expect the unexpected when it comes to the outcome of a football game; the phrase "every given Sunday" comes to mind. But it is not often that the unexpected comes from off of the field.
In a surreal moment during the National Football League's biggest night of the year, Super Bowl XLVII has been delayed by a power outage. The lights in the stadium went out, sending the stadium into darkness, and the stadium crew is still slowly working on restoring power to all of the lights.
Meanwhile, within the game, the Baltimore Ravens are taking control, having just opened the second half with a 109-yard opening kickoff return to make the score 28-6.
Perhaps the outage will give the San Francisco 49ers a chance to regather themselves following the gut punch of the opening kickoff return. Though they find themselves with a 22-point deficit, the game is still far from over, and if their defense can play up to their capabilities and expose some of the weaknesses in Baltimore's defense that their prior opponents have exploited, then perhaps they can make this game interesting before it's over.
If not, it will be the first loss in a Super Bowl by a 49ers team, who are 5-0 all time on the game's biggest stage. Meanwhile, the Ravens are 1-0, but they seem well on their way to 2-0.