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Monday, February 4, 2013
Super Bowl PA announcer Alan Roach: Technology dependency prolonged blackout
NEW ORLEANS, La. — With their sight greatly impaired, the cool, collected voice of Alan Roach was one of the only things left to keep fans at Super Bowl XLVII cool while the powers that were worked to fix a blackout that lasted over 30 minutes.
That’s right. The familiar voice of the former Colorado Rockies PA announcer was the same one that boomed over the loud speaker as the lights went out in New Orleans.
What was going through his mind while he sat in the dark?
“The same thing that went through everybody’s mind, I’m sure,” Roach said. “Uh oh. This is going to be an issue.” from KDVR TV