This Goodell person is a smart, smart man. First he says that Sunday’s power outage won’t affect New Orleans’ chances at hosting future Super Bowls, to which we say, “yeah right.” And now he’s decided to go out of his way to defend one of America’s most cherished national treasures, Beyonce. From Pro Football Talk:
“There’s no indication at all that this was caused by the halftime show,” Goodell said at a press conference in New Orleans today. “Absolutely none. I know that’s been out there, to say that Beyonce’s halftime show had something to do with it; that is not the case from anything that we have at this point.” Among those who have mentioned a possible connection between the halftime show and the subsequent power outage was Boomer Esiason, who worked the Super Bowl pregame show for CBS and then served as the color commentator for the game’s radio broadcast. Esiason said on the radio today that he had heard there were issues with Beyonce’s act taxing the electricity at the Superdome.