[Video] Super Bowl XLVII: Behind the Scenes As the Lights Went Out

It’s amazing how calm everyone stayed in the heat of the moment. Doug Thornton, executive vice president of SMG, the company that manages the Superdome on behalf of the state, was noticeably concerned though. “Frank, we lost the A feed.” He then swallows hard.

Joint Statement from Entergy, SMG Regarding Superdome Power Outage

Media release: Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system. Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be […]

ESPN Transforms Tad Gormley Stadium for Super Bowl Party

Tad Gormley Stadium at City Park looked amazing Friday night. ESPN transformed it into a red carpet event and packed the place. Cee Lo Green provided entertainment (as did the countless number of people who had way too much to drink). Co-worker Travers Mackel and I met Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel (picture below). Great […]

EA Sports/Madden Bowl Party Quite the Spectacle

The NFL took over the Wyndham Hotel on Convention Center Blvd. and renamed it the Bud Light Hotel for Super Bowl week. The hotel itself though is really just a small backdrop for the parties there this week. I attended the EA Sports/Madden Bowl party last night with some friends and was very impressed. Once […]

It’s Super Bowl Week in New Orleans

The national spotlight is officially on New Orleans. It started this morning with several radio and TV programs airing shows from their homes away from home in the Big Easy. ESPN’s Mike and Mike in the Morning and parts of SportsCenter originated from outside the Jax Brewery. Their backdrop is the exterior of New Orleans […]