“I guess so. I’m not sure,” Esiason responded. “But all I know we’re up there and Kevin Harlan says to me, ‘Do you hear that buzzing?’ And it sounded like an electrical situation. It was not an alarm of any sort. It just sounded like a light getting ready to blow, that kind of thing. But it was loud and it was very prevalent to us because we were so close to the ceiling. And then literally about five or six minutes later, that’s when the power went out.
“And then at that point, as a broadcaster, you start trying to speculate and you’ve got to be careful about what you’re saying. But I will say, everyone in the stadium for the most part was extremely well-behaved.”
On Monday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said “there’s no indication at all” that the outage could be traced back to the halftime show.
“That is not the case on anything we have at this point,” Goodell said, according to CBSSports.com.
A Superdome power company official said Beyonce’s act was fueled “100 percent” by generated power, “which means it was not our grid at all. In fact, during the halftime show, we had a drop in power.”
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