Last night I had the pleasure of watching the Super Bowl with several hundred screaming Steelers fans in Shootz Cafe on Carson Street in Pittsburgh. Carson Street is something like Adams Morgan, full of entertainment establishments, tattoo parlors, and restaurants. As the fourth quarter drew to a close, and the Steelers fifth Super Bowl victory became official, crowds streamed out onto Carson Street in the South Side, along Forbes in Oakland and on Penn Ave in the Strip District. Only 34 people were arrested and a lonely Dodge Neon was upended. Riots were largely nonexistent, just a lot of raucus partying and waving of towels.
What would happen if the Wizards or the Caps won? Would pandemonium rain down on Chinatown? In Adams Morgan or on U St.? If it was the Redskins, would the whole city erupt?
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