Philly parade could be epic, in good ways and bad

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Eagles fans already have created an impressive display of humanity along the parade route in Philadelphia, long before the parade begins. It’s so impressive that it’s a little terrifying, as evidenced by the photo accompanying this post, taken earlier today at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

When that many people are crammed together for more than a few hours, nature will take its course. In various ways that the available facilities may or may not be able to accommodate.

Especially if alcohol is involved. Especially when alcohol is involved.

Philly fans have every right to celebrate the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, and the first NFL title since Chuck Bednarik celebrated by double-fisting tobacco products in the locker room, 57 years ago. Here’s hoping those fists aren’t used for anything else on Thursday — and here’s hoping that the instances of folks having their wrists locked together behind their backs are at a minimum.

Here’s also hoping that a smattering of arrests are the worst things that happen on Thursday.

40 responses to “Philly parade could be epic, in good ways and bad

  1. It will be mostly bad. Lock the people in the zoo, and let the animals run free and you will have less chaos.

  2. Fly Eagles Fly. This is the City of Brotherly Love. Don’t come at us Eagles fans with backhanded compliments today. Today is not the day. You will see a handful of nonsense from a group of 3 plus million today. That’s inevitable. But don’t come at us expecting violence on one of the happiest days of our lives. Run a story on all the folks that went to their parents / grandparents grave sites and celebrated because they weren’t here to see this. In other words, don’t be a d…

  3. Gosh darn it! I don’t know how to express myself, unless through anger or personal attack!

    Mac
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
    The Gang goes to the Super Bowl Parade.

  4. Far more predictable than their actually being trouble in Philly is that the national media (like PFT) would be suggesting it ahead of time. The local channels are focused on nothing but the fun and excitement. Why can’t the National media do the same?

  5. Oh it’s going to be epic alright. Philly fans seem hellbent on outdoing each other in their displays of fandom/insanity.

  6. Philly fans are the best fans in the league. Philadelphia is the best city in the country. The narrative used to discuss Philadelphia and its fans is so played out. If you haven’t lived here, if you haven’t experienced the love of the people, then please don’t spread a false narrative. After the Super Bowl, a million people took to the streets. One car was flipped, one awning collapsed, one pole fell, and one moran ate horse crap. There was no riot, there was no violence. If you are scared of Philadelphia, don’t come, but you are missing out on something amazing. Today’s parade will be the greatest parade in the history of sports. That short be the narrative! Go Birds!

  7. For those that like to push the narrative, Please check what happened after Chicago after the bulls won, San Fran after the Giants won, Boston after the Sox won (after all they didn’t know what a football was until the early 2000’s), and Denver after the Broncos won. Then please tell me how bad Philly is again.

  8. The only difference between Philly celebrations and other cities- and you can look this up if you care about actual facts in terms of arrests and dollar values of actual damages- is that people seek out videos and stories that confirm what they already believe about the city. Someone posted on another site that the “entire city of Philadelphia had been burned to the ground” after the Super Bowl. I asked him to prove that and he said he had “seen the videos”.

    Again- there were more arrests in New England on Sunday night than there were in Philadelphia related to post Super Bowl activities. This is a fact that is very easily discovered if you actually cared.

    But you don’t. So carry on.

  9. famundacheese says:
    February 8, 2018 at 10:24 am
    For those that like to push the narrative, Please check what happened after Chicago after the bulls won, San Fran after the Giants won, Boston after the Sox won (after all they didn’t know what a football was until the early 2000’s), and Denver after the Broncos won. Then please tell me how bad Philly is again.

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    Yeah, but those other cities are not trash…….

  10. @raidernation210 says:

    more bad than good, nothing but trash as a fan base
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    A Raider fan calling another fan base trash. Look in the mirror. Enjoy the Las Vegas Raiders. Guess you will spend your Sundays wandering around that relic of a stadium once they move out.

  11. Eagles fans travel the best in the NFL The superbowl sounded like it was at the Linc with all the eagles chants and cheering This happened all year they played on the road. FLYEAGLESFLY!!

  12. Shouldn’t Jim Cramer or Stallone be MCing this shindig? After all Jim sang “Fly Eagles, Fly” at the draft, and maybe just maybe that was a precursor of things to come for the Eagles?

  13. I hope we see this team again next year. They caught us without Hightower, Edelman, Cooks, otherwise we win comfortably.

  14. My buddy’s old man was from Philly, great guy, loved his Eagles.

    He passed away about 6yrs ago, but he was smiling, for sure.

    It’s not about beating the patsies, it’s about winning for the City of Philadelphia and for Eagles fans.

    Great day.

  15. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:26 am

    I hope we see this team again next year. They caught us without Hightower, Edelman, Cooks, otherwise we win comfortably.

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    Do you really want to play the injury card? It is a really dumb card to play against the Eagles.

  16. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:26 am
    I hope we see this team again next year. They caught us without Hightower, Edelman, Cooks, otherwise we win comfortably.
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    The Pats “caught” the Eagles without their starting QB, RB, and left Tackle and couldn’t stop them all game. Can any of those guys you mention play defense? If not, I don’t how you think the result is different.

  17. The NFL season started at the Art Museum with the draft and will end at the Art Museum with the Eagles Championship Parade, It doesn’t get any better than that! SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!!!!!! ALL THE WHINY LOSER FANS OF OTHER TEAMS, ENJOY!!!!!!!!

  18. Sorry. You lazy national media folks are to going to ruin our day with this garbage stereotype. Maybe soon you’ll put in a little more effort and report some of the many great stories about the generation of Eagles fans that have long waited for this day. Or how total strangers were hugging and crying together Sunday night. Probably not.

    Fly Eagles Fly!

  19. sportoficionado says:
    February 8, 2018 at 11:47 am
    Honestly, most of the destruction and vandalism is actually an improvement on a large part of philthy, which is just filled with garbage and debris.
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    Still better than your crappy city!

  20. Today their is a parade in Philadelphia to look at a trophy and cheer for a football team. The city is closing libraries and the schools are some of the worst public schools in the country. Government jobs are being lost. A parade is like a fruitless tree. Nice to look at but bears no other value. In Houston, they had a parade while people were homeless because of floods. The “passion” is nice , but if it were channeled toward something real, think of the fruit that the tree would bear.

  21. I hope its epic in all or mostly good ways. Philly deserves this moment. Their team did a terrific job earning it. Congrats from Patriot nation. We will be looking for you next year of course but that just because sports competition is like that. For this year we tip our hats for your accomplishment.

  22. Meh, let them have their fun — its their first Super Bowl win. I was treated like crap by tons of Philly fans at the NFC Championship game, but that’s history.

  23. I Have been to 8 different stadiums and you see fan bases from all different cities have some fans that behave like this. The only difference is the media only points out the bad fans in Philly and the average ignorant reader buys it all. To judge a whole population by the actions of a few is the same principle that leads to racist hate.

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    packattack1987 says:

    February 8, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Worst fan base ever, watch the video of Minnesota fans walking through the crowds. How anyone would want those fans to celebrate a super bowl is mind blowing

  24. Sorry. You lazy national media folks are to going to ruin our day with this garbage stereotype. Maybe soon you’ll put in a little more effort and report some of the many great stories about the generation of Eagles fans that have long waited for this day. Or how total strangers were hugging and crying together Sunday night. Probably not.

    Fly Eagles Fly!
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    A “Stereotype” doesn’t last for decades. Eagles fans have had a reputation as the trashiest fans for decades. It is a town of fans with bad sportsmanship, and the teams take on that identity to. The show “It’s always sunny in Philadelphia” is spot on. Loud obnoxious drunk people who do stupid stuff, and nothing else matters but sports.

  25. “the first NFL title since Chuck Bednarik celebrated by double-fisting tobacco products in the locker room, 57 years ago. Here’s hoping those fists aren’t used for anything else on Thursday”

    Unlikely to say the least. Bednarik died in 2015, so his fists should be the least of Philly’s concerns!

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