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The Super Bowl may have been in Dallas, but up on Capitol Hill the contest was just as competitive between the fans at two neighboring bars.

Ten yards is a first down in football, the difference between a touchdown drive and a turn-over.

And on this small strip of Pennsylvania Ave., ten yards is the distance between Steelers nation and Packer country.

Here at the Hawk 'n' Dove, it's a sea of Packers jerseys. These are the cheese heads and for ten years, they have been coming here to watch packers games.

And just two doors down, there is the Pour House, another famous Capitol Hill watering hole. And if the black and yellow towels didn't tip you off, the giant Steelers nation flag should.

Two bars, two crazy fan bases -- one big game. To commemorate, D.C. Council member Tommy Wells walked into both bars to present the owners with an appropriate council resolution, which dubbed the block, for one night at least, "Superbowl Avenue."

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