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Saturday, January 22, 2011
Epicenter of Humanity: All quiet

By Kevin Seifert

CHICAGO -- There aren't many cities that can offer the view I got Saturday night as I cruised into downtown Chicago.

I counted two skyscrapers with the office lights arranged to spell out "Go Bears." One of the bronze lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago is wearing a Bears helmet. The other had Bears ear muffs and a scarf. (I guess we know which one is the alpha of that pair.)

Soldier Field was dark and its parking lots empty -- for now.

Michigan Avenue seemed quiet to me, but maybe I was in the wrong area.

Regardless, in a few hours, that will change.

Let's all rest up now for what promises to be an epic day in NFC North/Central history.

For a little while, at least, I expect we'll be at the epicenter of humanity.