Eagles fans in position well ahead of parade

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The Eagles will be rolling through Philadelphia on Thursday and it may already be too late to get a good seat.

The parade wraps up at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and swarms of fans were already in position at the steps made famous by Rocky Balboa several hours ahead of the parade’s 11 a.m. ET start. It will still be quite a few hours before the Eagles join them and the crowd figures to swell even more by that point.

Similar shots on social media show crowds massing along the route and plenty of people are getting the day off to enjoy the celebration. Philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools are closed along with many local colleges and universities, city offices, a number of museums (including the Philadelphia Museum of Art) and other businesses. Bars will be staying open, including ones that will be distributing free Bud Light to make good on right tackle Lane Johnson‘s preseason pledge.

Those that enjoy the free beer and/or other purchased libations will need somewhere to go when nature calls. Darren Rovell of ESPN reports there are 850 porta potties lined up along the parade route and it will certainly be better to be early than late when it comes to making use of them on Thursday.

15 responses to “Eagles fans in position well ahead of parade

  1. Good for them.
    They should celebrate, their team won.
    I can’t help but feel the media spotlight on stupidity only serves to fuel the ridiculous few.

  2. I remember the broncos parade two years ago. It’s incredibly awkward. You just stand there for a very long time. The players briefly roll by with the trophy, fans cry out for their favorite player and are usually ignored. Players go to city hall far away from the fans and say cliches for a while. They go on to big parties for the elite. Fans go home in heavy traffic. Makes you realize how silly it all is.

  3. famundacheese says:

    February 8, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Don’t be jealous ajzinnecker. The rest of your teams may losers, but you still got the the Lynx right.

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    lol. My team could win and I still wouldn’t stand around for 4 hours waiting for a parade. I love football, but I love being with my wife and kid more. Standing around for 4 hours is a waste of time. No jealous here.

    I’m also not jealous of not living in a trashy town like Philly, with trashy people.

  4. famundacheese says:

    February 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Something else you’ll never do is see the Vikings win it all. WORLD CHAMPS!!!!!!!

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    Apparently I’ll never have a intelligent conversation with you either.

    Wow talk about talking to a broken record.

    I wouldn’t wait in line 4 hours for anything short of medical supplies for me and my family in the event of the apocalypse. That’s the only thing I was getting at in any of my comments but based on your comments that didn’t “register”.

    Do you know what, the Vikings probably won’t ever win a Superbowl. And you know what? I’ll still live a good life and be good to the people around me. And I’ll still enjoy watching football. I enjoyed watching your team win. What I don’t enjoy, are fans like you.

  5. But you weren’t looking for intelligent conversation you came to make fun of people excited to be celebrating a SB win and standing around. Their first one. So save the victim card for someone who is actually a victim. Secondly these boards are for fun. If you say something someone will say something back. If you don’t enjoy me, well, I just hope I can recover. I wish you nothing but the best.

  6. But you weren’t looking for intelligent conversation you came to make fun of people excited to be celebrating a SB win and standing around. Their first one. So save the victim card for someone who is actually a victim. Secondly these boards are for fun. If you say something someone will say something back. If you don’t enjoy me, well, I just hope I can recover. I wish you nothing but the best.

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    Touché! Well I hope it was fun, and worth standing around for 4 hours at the very least! If a parade like that was ever at Minneapolis I would watch on TV probably. Days off from work are far and in between and I’d enjoy it from my couch.

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