For the second time in as many months, Roger Goodell recently found himself staring into darkness after all the lights went out at the event he was attending.
This time, however, the joke was on everyone else.
Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Daily reported that at last week's owner's meetings, Goodell gave his opening remarks from a stage set to look like a stadium. In the middle of Goodell's talks, the lights suddenly went out:
"It was all planned, but not everyone was in on the joke," Kaplan wrote. "Frank Supovitz, the NFL's senior vice president of events, who recently was profiled on '60 Minutes Sports' where he was seen asking questions in the middle of the Super Bowl blackout, said he was stunned when the lights went off -- but then he heard people laughing, including the commissioner, and realized it was a gag."
Luckily for Goodell, this time John Harbaugh wasn't around to scream at officials during the blackout.