Eagles players fired up for today’s parade

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Eagles defensive end Chris Long has been imagining what victory parade would look like for months.

And for Eagles fans waiting for a Super Bowl title, the wait has been even longer, which will make this morning’s parade that much sweeter.

“It’ll be better because they’ve been waiting longer,” Long said, via Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “In my experience, these fans are unbelievable here in Philly.”

They’ll be out in full force today, even the young ones. Schools have been closed for the event, and there’s the promise of free beer for the older fans.

“We’re really excited about it,” quarterback Nick Foles said. “I know there’s supposed to be millions of people. I can’t wait to go down Broad, go down to the art museum and just see everything. This is what you dream of, so it’s really cool.”

So when they start their journey up Broad Street at 11 a.m. headed for the famous steps, the Eagles know it’s going to be special for an entire city, not just the players.

“We’re blessed. We all did it. They did it too,” wide receiver Nelson Agholor said of their fans. “The people that are smiling, they did it. Playing two games in the playoffs at home and taking over that and then going over to Minnesota and taking over that, the city of Philadelphia, everybody, we earned this. Let’s go party. I’m going to try to not swear on air.”

A noble goal, but one perhaps not shared by all who will be in attendance.

26 responses to “Eagles players fired up for today’s parade

  1. “In my experience, these fans are unbelievable here in Philly.”

    I think Santa would agree the fans in Philly are unbelievable

  2. Don’t give up, Vikings fans
    Don’t give up, Bills fans
    Don’t give up, Bengals fans
    Don’t give up, fans of the teams that haven’t won the Super Bowl.

    It really is worth the wait.

  3. The NFL season started at the Art Museum with the draft and will end at the Art Museum with the Championship Parade, It doesn’t get any better than that! SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!!

  4. Wow. Feels amazing to finally have a team win it all after waiting so long. To win it against the New England Patriots makes it even more satisfying. No longer do we have to hear arrogant NYG, Redskin, or Cowboys fans rub the fact that we never won a superbowl in our faces again, despite Redskins and Cowboys fans not winning in a quarter century plus. That always hurt non the less because it was true and we never knew if we would ever get that championship. Not only did we win it, but we won it against the best dynasty of all time. Was such an amazing ride for us Philly fans and nobody can take it away from us. I know nationally the media and many people who believe everything they read just want to focus on the small percentage of fans who act foolishly, but they are missing the big picture. There are many good Eagles fans who are good people that waited for something like this for a long time. This united the whole city. It is an amazing story.

  5. I understand that in 2005 Coach Belichck was so interested in Philadelphia’s plan for a Super Bowl victory parade that he read the parade route to his team the week before the game. Since he was so I interested, Bill, today’s parade starts at Broad an Pattinson, proceeds north on Broad Street, around City Hall, then onto JFK Boulevard and up to the Art Museum. Hope you and Tom will be watching.

  6. I don’t think it’s gonna be as crowded as people think the average age of like the iggle fan that has been waiting all there life is too old to stand out in the cold at this point in their lives !

  7. City of Philadelphia is happy as well– with thousands of fans nearby, they won’t have to pay for street cleaners to take care of the manure from the police horses. Win Win!

  8. I PUT THE OVER UNDER ON ARRESTS AT 500. take the over. dirtbag parade for dirtbag fans. the sun is supposed to burn out in 4.5 billion years. none of this claptrap will matter then

  9. moerawn says:
    February 8, 2018 at 8:43 am
    City of Philadelphia is happy as well– with thousands of fans nearby, they won’t have to pay for street cleaners to take care of the manure from the police horses. Win Win!
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    No, we’re saving it for all you whiny fans of other teams, because we’re gonna be shoving that down your throat ALL YEAR LONG!!!!

  10. Look, all you haters wanting to go on and on about Santa….Think it was a coincidence that a guy named Nick came in and broke the curse? It doesn’t matter anymore….just to you. St. Nick has forgiven us

  11. Being a lifelong Eagles fan I can honestly say this is the best team in history between the coaching attitude of players and St. Nick, so happy for them!!! I still cant believe it and I know Carson will be gunning for one with him at the helm. Couldn’t be happier for Nick everyone was against him, but all of Philly remembers how good he was in the past and how well he prepares and achieves. Go Eagles

  12. nutsinface2012 says:
    February 8, 2018 at 9:42 am
    I PUT THE OVER UNDER ON ARRESTS AT 500. take the over. dirtbag parade for dirtbag fans. the sun is supposed to burn out in 4.5 billion years. none of this claptrap will matter then
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    Poor little worthless man, Don’t worry, we all know you don’t matter to ANYONE!!!!!

  13. codylaws is the most bitter Min fan there is. He talked so much trash leading up the the NFC championship game and now all he can do is troll the city of Philadelphia. Bitterness won’t get you anywhere.

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    codylaws says:

    February 8, 2018 at 10:53 am

    No one cares for undisciplined people in Philly. Worst people in any sports.

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