By Benjamin Andrews
February 3rd, 2013
[View the story "Superbowl XLVII" on Storify]
The 47th Superbowl as told by social media.
Storified by Daily Sundial· Mon, Feb 04 2013 00:40:05
New Orleans hosts the 49ers vs. the Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Less than 24 hours until kickoff! #superbowl #xlvii #ravens http://instagr.am/p/VQFbsuJ0xi/Baltimore Ravens
ESPN encourages fans to pick their team.
Retweet this image if you’re picking the San Francisco @49ers to win the #SuperBowl. http://pic.twitter.com/JI3Q1DDxESPN
Retweet this image if you’re picking the Baltimore @Ravens to win the #SuperBowl. http://pic.twitter.com/H8PD1XqaESPN
Sandy Hook Elementary sings “America the Beautiful”
RT @Saints: The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary singing "America the Beautiful" via CBS #SB47 #Newton http://pic.twitter.com/IJEDIBguBrooke Ridenour
Alicia Keys ready for the National Anthem
Almost ready to sing at the @Superbowl! Is this football appropriate? Heels are my version of cleets! ;-)#SB47 http://pic.twitter.com/KqoIgNKWAlicia Keys
Beautiful performance from Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys Sang the Longest National Anthem in History at 2013 Super Bowl? http://bit.ly/VJlnD6 http://pic.twitter.com/Kf5gBUd4K-POPP
Congrats to everyone that won a pizza during the coin toss.
Woo, I won a free pizza from Papa John’s by voting heads on the coin toss for the Superbowl. Now if only I had a… http://fb.me/yCrJ7YLmAmanda Lewin
Won a free pizza for guessing the coin toss result #SuperBowlLaura Ashley
I won a free Papa Johns pizza off the #SuperBowl coin tossGonzotrucker.com
Was the coin toss heads or tails? #SuperBowlJana Hatcher
So was the Coin Toss Heads or Tails? http://is.gd/cnM361 #GetGlue @SuperBowlSchofield Al
Aye what was the coin toss? I wanna know if I got a free pie #PapaJohns #SuperBowlDumpster Diver
Of course, some of you might have missed it, Ravens won the toss and deferred to the 49ers.
Ravens won the coin toss. Ravens win the game. Sorry that’s just the way it goes. #SuperBowlCraig Smith
Ravens took the lead in the 1st half.
Baltimore Strikes First. Flacco -> Boldin 15 yd TD (John DePetro/SI) #SB47sportsillustrated
That’s so Ravens.Ryan Seacrest
Flacco -> Pitta, 14-3 #Ravens (John DePetro/SI) #sb47sportsillustrated
Here’s a GIF of that tremendous Jacoby Jones TD reception in which he burns Chris Culliver http://twitpic.com/c0qdkfBuzzFeed Sports
"Fake field goals are so stupid when they don’t work" – SI’s Michael Rosenberg (John DePetro/SI) #SB47sportsillustrated
HALF: @Ravens 21, @49ers 6 http://on.nfl.com/BALvsSF #SB47 #BALvsSFNFL
Beyonce turned up the music in Pepsi Halftime Show.
#best #halftime #show #ever #beyonce #killed #it #money well spentJessica
Amazing!!!!! #beyonce #majorgirlcrush #perfectionAshley Agresta
Kelly and Michelle joined Beyonce for a surprise Destiny’s Child reunion performance.
Destiny’s Child back together!trustthatiknow
RT @Saints: Destiny’s Child reunites during the #SB47 halftime show in the @MBSuperdome! http://twitpic.com/c0qifu #SB47 #NOLAAllison Adaway
Not everyone was satisfied though and internet fans called out for a Spongebob performance.
No Superbowl halftime show will ever surpass this. http://pic.twitter.com/0VSy7Cv6Grumpy Cat
Ravens continued their lead in the 2nd half with a 109 yard kick-off return run.
PHOTO: Ravens lead 28-6 after Jacoby Jones’ 109-yard kickoff return. Game pics: http://bsun.md/XhJHd9 | http://pic.twitter.com/93bSv5gpThe Baltimore Sun
Jacoby Jones’ 109-yd TD return ties for the longest play in NFL history. (longest kick return ever) #SB47SportsCenter
Then the lights went out.
Apparently the Super Dome wasn’t ready for that jelly #BlackoutBowl #superbowlPop Market Music
#meanwhile #superbowl #49ers #ravens #poweroutage?a?u?l?a? ?a?l??e?i?r?a?
Some called foul play…
Ahaha Exactly how I’m Feeling Right now ..!!@iRespectWomenYa: #superbowlblackout #Blackoutbowl… http://instagr.am/p/VSr3YwokQO/Tylor Raphael BleAu
Others blamed someone else…
And now we wait for Bane to show up. #Bane #SuperBowl #BlackOut #BatmanCheyenne Nottke
RT @bylindsayhjones: Another black out panorama from near the top of the stadium #sb47 #blackout http://pic.twitter.com/EQjOxMOBDesarae Nelson
Power Outage at #SB47 (John DePetro/SI)sportsillustrated
Oreo responded quick with clever marketing.
Who wins #SB47? @Oreo wins! That is all! | “@Oreo: Power out? No problem. http://pic.twitter.com/XgZuh3UD”Ryan Sanders
Electric guy, you had ONE job #superbowl #BlackoutBowl #NFLmemePaul Zenak
Hehe somebody comedy for making this! #SweetBrown #Repost #Superbowlbella_jean91
Better use of power outage: Ravens huddling up or 49ers milling about? #sb47 http://pic.twitter.com/2QCn4H9pJared Cooper
"So… You guys seen any good movies lately?" (@MattBean /SI) #SB47sportsillustrated
#Blackoutbowl trends on twitter and fake account @SuperbowlLights gains a huge following.
Seriously? This account is less than a half hour old and over 11k followers? #merica #sb47 http://pic.twitter.com/J1HMSHW6Brayden
Twitter won’t be this live again for a while. #blackoutbowlTRAVIS ( no porter)
100 million people are all watching some lights slowly turn on and sports commentators give us the play by play #onlyinamerica #superbowl47Anthony Avino
As the Blackout dragged on, the jokes just kept coming.
Chill guys. George W Bush will be here to fix the lights in a week and a half. . #superbowl47”Will Ferrell
Resuming play — thank goodness. It was getting awkward listening to these commentators try to fill 34 minutes. #gaybowlXLVII #superbowl47The Advocate
After over a half-hour the game final resumed and the 49ers offense made some serious gains.
If the 49ers come back and win this thing we call it the #BlackOutBowl and Disney makes a movie about it. Come on 49ers!!Philip DeFranco
RT @Travon: Destiny’s Child came back and now the Niners are following suit. #SuperbowlJay McCord
Welcome to the superbowl Niners. Glad you showed up finally.josh stern
Another touchdown for the 49ers, Wow #SuperBowl47Dhanjay
The 49er comeback wasn’t enough, Ravens won.
Ravens hold off furious comeback by 49ers to win Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31. Ray Lewis’ last ride ends in a championship. http://pic.twitter.com/9Bmtm7CwSportsCenter
Did the ravens win or something? http://pic.twitter.com/Rit7mpU6Chris Miner
RT @Snoopy: And the #Ravens win!! #SuperBowl47 http://pic.twitter.com/WFDzhQaVJoyce Taylor
RT @alabamACapital: RAVENS beat the Super Dome LIGHTS and win the game. #SuperBowlChamps http://pic.twitter.com/5R1haRKIAndrea Landa
Joe Flacco named MVP.
Baltimore @Ravens QB Joe Flacco is your #SB47 MVP: http://on.nfl.com/BALvsSFNFL
Storified by Daily Sundial· Mon, Feb 04 2013 00:40:05
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