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After Super Bowl XLVII was a big game. From the 49er’s come slight come back to Beyonce’s booty shaking half time. But how could we ever ignore the one big event that postponed out big game viewing pleasure for over 30 minutes?? Yes, we are talking about the power outage that left haf the stadium literally, in the dark. This was one of the biggest fails in Super Bowl History, so we decided to take a moment and look back at some of the moments that had us saying ‘WOW, did that really just happen?” Check out the gallery below to find the 15 Biggest Fails In Superbowl History and click HERE for more!



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1. Super Bowl: XLIII (2009)

Final Score: Steelers 27, Cardinals 23

Date: 2/1/2009

Double fail for Kurt Warner here. He had his Cards on the Steelers two-yard line with 18 seconds left in the first half. Phoenix were going to get a touchdown and go up three or tie the game with a field goal. Unless, you’re Kurt Warner, don’t see James Harrison, throw the ball right to him, fail to tackle him (sure he’s the baddest motherfucker in the league but this is the Super Bowl man) and watch him change the course of the entire game as he takes your pass 100 yards for the score.

2. A Nipple and a Dream

Super Bowl: XXXVIII (2004)

Final Score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29

Date: 2/1/2004

For the majority—you know women, kids, brands, and the NFL—this was a complete lack of judgement and a terrible Super Bowl failure. For the minority—you know men—this was a success.

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3. Mercy!

Super Bowl: XVIII (1984)

Final Score: Raiders 38, Washington Football Team 9

Date: 1/22/1984

Already down 19 points late in the 4th quarter, the Washington Football Team decided defense and dignity were optional. Raiders running back Marcus Allen made 11 Washington Football Team look like they were ready for the showers as he “Ran With the Night” for 74 yards.

4. Really, We’d Prefer to Watch the Game

Super Bowl: I (1967)

Final Score: Packers 35, Chiefs 10

Date: 1/15/1967

Both NBC and CBS were covering Super Bowl I. And they both had an epic fail. CBS did not return in time from a halftime commercial break for the start of the second half and NBC missed the first kickoff and return. They can’t even say they were caking up on ad dough, the cost of a Super Bowl commercial back then was just $40,000 (it’s $3.5 million this year). How the hell does that happen?

5. Revenge of the Voodoo

Super Bowl: XLIV (2010)

Final Score: Saints 31, Colts 17

Date: 2/7/2010

Some weird New Orleans voodoo was going on in this Super Bowl. The Saints had never been to the big game. Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning grew up in New Orleans where his dad Archie was the quarterback for ten seasons. Archie never had a winning season as a Saint and only got to .500 once. In one play, an epic fail pick 6 to Tracy Porter from Manning sealed the game for the Saints. Tracy Porter went to college at Indiana University. Gris-gris!

6. Don’t.Kick.To.Hester.

Super Bowl: XLI (2007)

Final Score: Colts 29, Bears 17

Date: 2/4/2007

The Indianapolis Colts said “We ain’t scared of Devin Hester!” Mind you, Devin Hester was only a rookie, but had already set a league record with 6 special teams touchdowns in a season. How did that work out for the Colts on the first play of the game? Hester took it back 92 yards for the score.

7. Squirek!

Super Bowl: XVIII (1984)

Final Score: Raiders 38, Washington Football Team 9

Date: 1/22/1984

Trailing 14-3 deep in your own territory with 12 seconds before halftime is football code for “Don’t fuck up”. Well, Joe Theisman fucked up. He threw a lazy screen pass that got taken back for a pick six resulting in the Skins being down 21-3 instead of 14-3.

8. This Is Why Francis Scott Key Hates Football

Super Bowl: XLV (2011)

Final Score: Packers 31, Steelers 25

Date: 2/6/2011

What in Super Bowl Hell is this? Only watch if you are an unpatriotic soul or if you want to be extremely disappointed. How do you win four Grammys but you botch the national anthem? That’s like Aunt Jemima fucking up some pancakes?

9. 218 lbs > 595 lbs

Super Bowl: XLII (2008)

Final Score: Giants 17, Patriots 14

Date: 2/3/2008

You mean to tell us that Jarvis Green (285 lbs) and Richard Seymor (310 lbs) both had their hands on Eli Manning (218 lbs) for the sack on 3rd and 5 with 1:15 left on the clock and an undefeated season on the line and they couldn’t tackle him? Really?

10. The Missing Helmet

Super Bowl: XXVI (1992)

Final Score: Washington Football Team 37, Bills 24

Date: 1/26/1992

Football players and their rituals, I tell ya. Thurman Thomas’ ritual was to always place his helmet on the 34-yard line before the game. Harry Connick Jr. sang the National Anthem before SB XXVI, and someone picked up Thomas’s helmet so Connick Jr. could do his thing. The game started, alas, Thurman Thomas didn’t. He was looking for his helmet, and missed the Bills’ first possession. “Oh say can you see…Thurman Thomas’ helmet.”

11. Tom Brady Doesn’t Need Help

Super Bowl: XXXVIII (2004)

Final Score: Patriots 32, Panthers 29

Date: 2/1/2004

The Panthers had just scored, tying the game late in the fourth quarter. Tom Brady is good but he might not’ve been 80 yards good, especially against the Panthers’ 10th ranked defense. But 60 yards in 1:08 with three timeouts? Yeah, he can do that in his sleep. Panthers kicker John Kasay put the ensuing kickoff out of bounds, giving Tom Brady a short field to work his magic.

12. Barret Robbins’ Bender

Super Bowl: XXXVII (2003)

Final Score: Buccaneers 48, Raiders 21

Date: 1/26/2003

Barret Robbins took his happy ass to Tijuana, Mexico the night before the Super Bowl and was banned from the game by his team. Who is Barrett Robbins? The Raiders Pro Bowl center, a.k.a. the guy responsible for all the offensive line protections and blitzes. Robbins was manically depressed, but he’d known about his condition going back to his college days at TCU. No excuses for that. Sorry.

13. Leon Lett Gets Beebed

Super Bowl: XXVII (1993)

Final Score: Cowboys 52, Bills 17

Date: 1/31/1993

Players dream of making it to the Super Bowl. Defensive tackles pray to God, Allah, and Tebow that they score in the big game. With the Cowboys up 52-17 late in the fourth quarter, Leon Lett scooped up a fumble and rumbled 63 yards for the score fumble because Don Beebe stripped him just before he crossed the goal line. And to think, this is the most remembered postive moment in Buffalo Bills Super Bowl history.