Fifty seven years. Twenty thousand, eight hundred, fifty-nine days. That’s how long it’s been since the Eagles won a championship. Until Sunday. The Eagles are Super Bowl Champions for the first time ever. It happened. It really happened...and here's how.
After the Super Bowl win, thousands of Eagles fans stormed the streets to celebrate. But unlike the doomsayer predictions spread by national media, Philly did not burn to the ground. People climbed poles — so much for the work police did to grease them up — and set off fireworks. They climbed on top of everything, including trash trucks, SEPTA bus stops and awnings. And, yes, caused a small amount of damage. Early reports say there were three Philadelphia arrests in connection with the celebrations Sunday night — compared to six up at UMass Amherst, where Patriots fans were reeling in defeat. Here's our pics from the party on South Broad.
Everyone who believed in this Eagles team was vindicated with the beautiful win. That includes the School District of Philadelphia, which introduced a special hashtag last Friday so students could show their support. Philly schools got pretty hype over the social media campaign — there were pep rallies, music videos and band performances. Here's how local kids celebrated the Birds.
It was back in August of 2017 that Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson promised "beer for everybody" if his team took the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Bud Light backed up the promise on Twitter, promising to provide said beer if the Eagles really did win it all. Now that they have, Anheuser-Busch is keeping true to its word. In a statement provided to USA Today, Bud Light said its reps would be at "multiple taverns" along the route of the victory parade, handing out a cold one to every 21+ fan who asks. Hey, free beer is free beer, even when it's Bud Light.
Angela Crawford will host an intergenerational round table discussion on the origins and complexities of "colorism." Where did the idea of bleaching skin or thinking lighter is better come from among the women of the African diaspora? Who or what sets the value system? How can it be overcome? How does it affect the self esteem of young girls?
Where: Community College of Philadelphia at 1700 Spring Garden St., 19130
When: February 6, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free