The bigger nights of trouble, with a few broken windows, was on Friday and Saturday nights. The streets needed to be "red-up" before the game began. But, that would have been more "overtime."
Hundreds of Steelers celebrants pour into the cold Oakland, South Side night He also said two trash bins near Carson were set on fire, and around midnight, police in riot gear began advancing east on Carson toward 18th, clearing fans from the streets. Some officers reported that they were being pelted with bottles near 21st Street.
The officers I encountered had their game faces on, throughout the night. They were "on the job" and were not anything other than serious, as they should have been.
For an hour after the game officers for the most part let the revelers enjoy themselves. Some were chuckling at the spectacle, no doubt glad themselves that the Steelers were bringing a fifth world-championship trophy back to Pittsburgh.