No Crisco for light poles in Philly this Sunday

AP

No Eagles players have made any bold predictions about what will happen in Super Bowl LII so far this week, but Philadelphia police commissioner Richard Ross isn’t holding back.

Ross said Tuesday that the Eagles will win and that the city is bracing for “very large celebrations” once the game is over. Ross said the city will let people celebrate “as long as it’s done peacefully,” but promised a “much larger” police presence than there was for the NFC Championship Game.

He also said that the city will be coming up with a new approach to keep people from climbing light poles. They used Crisco the last time around, but people were still able to shimmy their way up while celebrating the win over the Vikings.

“Now look, I can’t tell you that there won’t still be attempts, but I would suspect that some of them will be far more difficult than they were with the Crisco attempt,” Ross said, via CBS Philly.

Ross is likely right about Eagles fans being willing to put that prediction to the test, but the Eagles will have to do their part to make that happen.

20 responses to “No Crisco for light poles in Philly this Sunday

  1. Hopefully they can also let the rest of the world know what their parade route will be before the game starts, because that really worked out well for the teams playing the Pats in the past.

  2. redlikethepig says:
    January 30, 2018 at 6:29 pm
    Two unlikeable teams. Too bad one has to win.
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    And who is your team? Let me guess, the Washington R words?

  3. Too bad that the officials and police in Philly have to fear for what will most likely go down in their city regardless of the outcome of the game.

  4. They know their most rabid fans are largely up in Minny and will be ripping that city apart win or lose.

  5. Philly fans are the worst-behaved in the NFL, hands down. Rude, destructive, violent, and just plain ignorant, and they’re actually proud of it. Yes, I know they’re not ALL bad, but there are enough examples of terrible behavior out there, and authorities doing nothing about it, to make me and most others around the country dislike them (and thus, their team) immensely. As sick as I am of the Patriots, I cannot root for Philly. (I do like Nick Foles and his story, however.)

  6. Eagles D needs to play 60 minutes. Don’t be like Hotlanta and the Cam-rolina Panthers and lose your trophy because D didn’t keep the pressure on. This is the Super Bowl — no other game to play after this one, so stay fired up. If Eli/Big Blue could best Brady/Pats TWICE, surely the Eagles can beat ’em. “I wanna see Tom Brady fail.” – Rush Limbaugh

  7. Clearly, in the interest of public safety and the well being of thousands of Philly fans, it has become incumbent upon the Patriots to win this game. Who know the kinds of damage that will be done to the city and it’s populous if the Eagles win. 😉

  8. the city will be coming up with a new approach to keep people from climbing light poles. They used Crisco the last time around, but people were still able to shimmy their way up while celebrating the win over the Vikings.
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    Yes that plus they realized that the crisco will help spread the fires more quickly

  9. grumpysal says:
    “..Hopefully they can also let the rest of the world know what their parade route will be before the game starts, because that really worked out well for the teams playing the Pats in the past…”

    Yeah, not unlike Super Bowl XLII when the Patriots not only had their parade planned, but they started selling 19-0 books and merchandise as well…

  10. @Foozie

    The Steelers are the undisputed kings of putting the cart before the horse. Countless examples. Undisciplined, and it starts at the top.

    The Patriots rank dead last in that category – notorious for being coached to stay humble and focus on the game at hand. You’d think they’d have a big head at this point, but still, just the opposite.

    These facts are not in dispute, and the Pats consistent success is in part attributed to that.

  11. ikeclanton says:

    The Steelers are the undisputed kings of putting the cart before the horse. Countless examples. Undisciplined, and it starts at the top.
    The Patriots rank dead last in that category – notorious for being coached to stay humble and focus on the game at hand. You’d think they’d have a big head at this point, but still, just the opposite.
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    The city taking public safety precautions has absolutely nothing to do with the focus of the team , nor the players mind set , nor the coaches ability to keep the team humbled.

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