From NBC NEWS:
The powers-that-be are blaming an "abnormality" for the half-hour blackout that delayed the Super Bowl. But on Twitter, at least, they have another term for it: The Curse. Legend has it that New Orleans' Superdome is vexed by the angry spirits of the poor souls once buried beneath the stadium, their remains uprooted by backhoes during construction in the early 1970s.
Voodoo priestess Miriam Chamani was once enlisted by a radio station to bless the Superdome, using a live python and a pumpkin, before the Saints faced off against the Cleveland Browns in 1999. So what does she think zapped the juice in the third quarter as the Baltimore Raves sacked the San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Colin Kaepernick? Mystical tension? Beyond-the-grave type tension?
"No, just a lot of people using power," she said.
Well, of course it wasn't some sort of native American graveyard curse. In fact, it surprises me that nobody, as far as I know, has stated the obvious. It was the God of the Hebrews smiting the media covering the match because they ran a 60 second advertisement for Scientology. Or maybe is was the God of Plain English smiting Americans for not understanding the simple concept that a hand is not a foot.