For Pete's Sake

The ‘Black Screen’ Super Bowl ‘commercial’ made for some funny jokes

Soooo ... did everyone grab the remote and check another channel at the same time?

During the second quarter of Super Bowl LII, there was a break in the action of the game between the Eagles and the Patriots and NBC cut to commercial.

One problem: no commercial played. It was just a black screen. People freaked out that they had lost television coverage.

But, no. After 30 seconds of nothing, the game coverage returned.

The Royals’ Class AAA team in Omaha was among those making jokes.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff