‘Saturday Night Live’ Mocks CBS’ Super Bowl Blackout Coverage [VIDEO]
If you watched the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, and most Americans did, this spoof will have you cracking up.
Saturday Night Live did a fantastic job of calling out CBS for their brutal blackout coverage during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. The Baltimore Ravens led the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 with 13:22 remaining in the 3rd quarter when half of the lights in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome went out. CBS’ coverage during the 34-minute blackout wasn’t exactly stellar.
Sideline reporter Steve Tasker barely had any information during the blackout. After a handful of painful minutes, CBS finally had James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, and Shannon Sharpe join the conversation. They didn’t add much either. Sure, SNL’s spoof was a big exaggeration, (like the hilarious “2 Broke Girls” promotional announcements), but there were parts of the spoof that were actually completely accurate. Good stuff.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.