Here’s a photo of Kevin Harlan broadcasting the Super Bowl power outage by phone

A power outage at the Louisiana Superdome delayed the Super Bowl for over half an hour in one of the most surreal scenes in sports.  Power was completely out in the CBS booth with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms and the network had to lean on sideline reporters Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots for updates.  On the radio side, Dial Global tweeted this picture of play by play man Kevin Harlan having to broadcast the power outage to the nation via landline phone.  Hooray technology!  

This may be one of my favorite announcing related pictures in history as Harlan looks like he's a 1950's news reporter instead of calling the biggest game in American sports.  All he needs is an official old timey press hat.  That was truly a power outage with no regard for human life.

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