Eagles owner still amazed by Super Bowl reactions

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Even as weeks have passed since the Eagles won the Super Bowl, owner Jeffrey Lurie is still floored by the fan reactions, and the personal memories that he experience.

Via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Lurie said he was thrilled to be able to share the experiences with fans who approach him on a regular basis.

“It wasn’t just the parade, it wasn’t just on the field with the confetti, it’s every day since. And the stories — I can’t tell you how many times people come up to me wherever it is, there’s always Eagles fans everywhere — and they may just see you and start crying,” Lurie said. “They may see you and start hyperventilating. The stories they have with their mothers, their fathers, who they got to experience it with.

“I don’t know if you could explain it to fans everywhere in the country, but those of us who know the passion and the love for this football team, and how much they’ve wanted the Eagles to win a Super Bowl, it’s like it gets played out every day in a real emotional, personal way.”

For Lurie, it was personal as he was able to enjoy the moment with his 90-year-old mother Nancy. She came to Minnesota the Saturday before the game,

“One of my dreams was to be able to win the Super Bowl while my mom could still enjoy it, and she’s 90, it’s the first time she’s been out of her house and out of her neighborhood in a couple of years,” he said. “She was able to make it on Saturday to Minneapolis and be with me for the Super Bowl, and afterward, she partied till 2 in the morning. . . .

“It meant just so much to me personally . . . the team, in so many ways, represented the best in her. Resiliency is a huge part of her life, and to give trust and unconditional love to her kids.”

And everywhere he goes, he hears similar stories from fans, after breaking a long drought and winning the title.

25 responses to “Eagles owner still amazed by Super Bowl reactions

  1. I hope the Viking fans are reading this, not that they can relate but to think it might have been them on their own home field.

    Ah, missed the opportunity of a lifetime.

  2. Too bad Lurie didn’t criticize Jason Kelce for his profanity laced tirade that ruined their celebration. It reinforced the belief many people have that Philly teams have no class and their fans are morons.
    I was born in South Philly and raised just northwest of Philly. I always took offense to people slamming their teams and their fans. But to see thousands of fans cheering and their coaching staff and owner standing behind him grinning while Kelce did what he did, made me shake my head. Someone — Lurie or Pederson — should have had the guts and class to stop Kelce while he was doing what he did or at least criticized him and sat him down afterward and told him how embarrassing it was.
    The media gave him a pass, too. I wonder how much of a pass he’d have gotten if he were someone else — say O’Dell Beckham, for instance. We all know the answer to that.

  3. I was cheering on the Eagles in the SB, as a fan of a hated rival (obviously). They won the SB, with their backup q/b and playing as a TEAM. Very happy for them winning their 1st SB! However, I have not appreciated some of the fans’ snarky comments, esp. since I was cheering them on…just my opinion 😦 We are rivals, but we both play in the NFC East, and our division trumps the rivalry to me 🙂

  4. Man, I’m even thawing and coming around to being happy for the poor slobs.

    Nothing like the Eagles winning the Super Bowl to remind that football is really not important in life!! Life goes on!

  5. I’d say the most stunning reaction is rewarding the Superbowl MVP with a spot on the bench…

  6. whatjusthapped says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:08 am
    I hope the Viking fans are reading this, not that they can relate but to think it might have been them on their own home field.

    Ah, missed the opportunity of a lifetime.

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    winning it at home would have been awesome, but I don’t feel any worse than I would have had the SB not been in Minnesota…you enjoy the season for what it was, only 3 times during the regular season I saw my team lose, with a backup QB, no less…it was no doubt disappointing to lose in the NFCCG, but you just give the Eagles credit for what they accomplished and move on to next season…it’s football…not my life…

  7. I love the people that can’t relate to how awesome this was for the city and fans everywhere. The real sore losers come out of the woodwork!

  8. NYNEAL…….you just don’t get it.

    Jeff Laurie hit the nail on the head. The Eagles won the Super Bowl and it truly is awesome…..wonderful…and everything else. You get choked up just thinking about it.

  9. Even as a fan of the team they beat I still love this story. Sometimes the homie/hater stuff gets a bit thick and becomes a turn off. This story here speaks and reminds about what really makes sports magic for its fans.

    Congrats again Philly.

  10. Even though I was on the losing side, I can appreciate how much it’s meant to the city and fans of Philadelphia. They should enjoy it as much as they want. No one can take it away and it was won fair and square.

    My guess is that this particular team will be really tough to deal with for the foreseeable future.

  11. whatjusthapped says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:08 am
    I hope the Viking fans are reading this, not that they can relate but to think it might have been them on their own home field.

    Ah, missed the opportunity of a lifetime.

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    Unnecessary comment…and this is coming from an Eagles fan! We’ve certainly had our share of heartbreaks as Eagles fans. Never forget that.

  12. Great to be proud of you team and fan base, And seeing the team visit another city for a big game was exciting. Just need to wrangle the your fans in Philly. No one should fear for their safety in an opposing stadium, and I really hope after the NFL investigates this they find a way to stop it. SAD A** fan base…

  13. Congrats to Philly and all, but the idea of having to wait over 50 years to win a sb is untenable. As a Giants fan, we have had a down year, but we are safe in the knowledge that there is absolutely no way we will have to wait even 20 years to win it again.

  14. I’ve been an Eagles fan since age 5. I don’t actually live in Philadelphia but even I knew that the city was starved for the Eagles to win the Super Bowl. The Eagles mean more to Philadelphia than the Phillies, 76ers or Flyers do. It is a football city all of the way! No other city in the NFL bleeds for their team like Eagles fans do. Having grown up with Rocket man Cunningham, Buddy Ryan, Reggie White and Jerome Brown this Super Bowl was for generations not just one season!

  15. Philly fans get a bad rap, recently they posted the top sports teams arrests per game, Philly wasn’t even in the top ten, Boston was #1. Once you hit Santa with an ice ball, they never let you forget! Games are great, friendly, tons of families, great team awesome owner. Eagles are tops in charitable work, and for you idiots blasting Kelce’s speech, it was friggin awesome, because it was genuine. Eagles are in a good position to contend for the next few years, look out. Go IGGLES!

  16. nyneal says:
    March 28, 2018 at 7:08 am
    Too bad Lurie didn’t criticize Jason Kelce for his profanity laced tirade that ruined their celebration.

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    Kelce’s speech was the HIGHLIGHT of the celebration for 99.9% of the fans. Profanity is not the end of the world. Kids will somehow learn to survive if they hear a curse word. Every day actions of people speak far more to character than a curse word.

    This is a great story. Kudos to Lurie for not ruining the celebration by trying to stop Kelce from speaking from his heart or chastising him afterwards. It was what we all felt, and how we felt it.

    Hey, Mr. Lurie… E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!! Thank you!

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