ya get what ya pay for

While the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers compete to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy this weekend, eco-friendly fans and city leaders in New Orleans are competing to maximize sustainability practices to the fullest.

To make this the greenest Super Bowl, the New Orleans Host Committee has partnered with fans and the community to offset energy use across the major Super Bowl venues. The exterior of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome features more than 26,000 LED lights on 96 full-color graphic display panels, designed to wash the building in a spectrum of animated colors, patterns and images. The system draws only 10 kilowatts of electricity — equivalent to the amount of energy used by a small home — and the lights are expected to last for many years before needing replacement

Officials of the utility company supplying power to the Superdome say the Super Bowl outage occurred when sensing equipment detected an “abnormality” in the system.

A statement from Entergy and the Superdome said Sunday that a piece of equipment monitoring electrical load sensed the abnormality and opened a breaker, partially cutting power…



  1. Stick
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 5:46 am |

    Where exactly was Ray Nagin when this happened?

  2. geezerette
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 7:26 am |

    Ray Nagin was busy cooking up a batch of chocolate to sell to pay his lawyers because he gave away the $ he lined his pockets with. Be thankful for sensors we never have to worry about wasted power again. Where were those sensors when the Hoochey Momma’s were pumping their stuff?

  3. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 7:40 am |

    Da envelope to da boys at da IBEW wasn’t as thick as da boys expected.

  4. DougM (Progophobe)
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:10 am |

    Actually, here’s why it happened.

  5. USMC2841
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:15 am |

    New Orleans, The Dark Chocolate City. We needed the crooning of Dandy Don Merideth.

  6. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:24 am |

    Turd World ThuperBowl.

    Welcome to the Noo Normal….

  7. Posted February 4, 2013 at 10:40 am |

    But nothing looked like an abnormality during the lights and fire of the halftime show?

  8. whitestone
    Posted February 5, 2013 at 12:27 pm |

    Waiting for some hacktivist group to take the credit for the outage… what better way to discredit out system than to cause a major faux pas…