NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Boomer Esiason has his story, and he’s sticking to it.
Esiason relayed on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” radio show Monday that Beyonce’s halftime act “blew the electric in the Superdome twice” during rehearsals leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.
Later Monday morning, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said there was “no indication at all” that Beyonce’s performance, which featured impressive lighting and video effects, had anything to do with the partial power outage in New Orleans that delayed the big game for 34 minutes early in the third quarter.
A Superdome official alongside Goodell said the halftime show 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.”
“Listen, I love the Commissioner. You know that. I don’t want to undercut him, but people did tell me — and people in the know told me — that during their rehearsals, they had power issues,” Esiason said. “Now, I don’t know if they blew out the Superdome the way it happened on Sunday night. But maybe that’s why supposedly she had a new generator or a generator added to the halftime show.”