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Friday 20th Oct 2017

Well, I have to say this Saturday proved to be a bit more garden variety than last.

And, to start the weekend games, was a dog fight between the Ravens and Steelers, and for the first half, it looked like Ravens all the way.

It was one thing that Baltimore scored on a pair of Pittsburgh miscues, but less than ten minutes into the game, Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin used, and lost his second challenge of the game, really putting the team at a disadvantage.

Oddly, as much as the Ravens dominated the first half, the Steelers returned the favor in the second half, and managed to traipse off the gridiron with a win. It was a tough game. The Ravens had their chances. So did the Steelers. And, when push came to shove, the Steelers prevailed.

As the first game was ending, I took off to a Sportsbar near UC Berkeley, meeting my friends Gabe, Steve, Eugene, Eric, and Pasko to view the Packers and Falcons.

Though I am rooting for the Bears, I must confess that Matty Ice is my favorite player in the league right now (followed closely by Devin Hester and Ed Reed), so I wore my Matt Ryan jersey.

It was sad, as only one other patron of Henry's GastroPub got excited when Atlanta did anything, and, well, let's face it: The Packers pretty much clobbered the Falcons.

I had visions of a close game, and knowing how good Atlanta has been at home, it seemed likely that the close game would favor the home team.

So much for that.

The only thing I can say now is I am no longer conflicted: Bears all the way. I hope.

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