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Fly, Eagles Fly! Fans flock to Super Bowl victory parade
Hundreds of thousands of partying Eagles fans jammed the streets from dawn to celebrate Philadelphia's first Super Bowl victory.
Philadelphia Eagles NFL football team mascot Swoop waves during the Super Bowl LII victory parade on Feb 8, 2018, in Philadelphia.
The parade caps a glorious week for jubilant fans celebrating an NFL title that had eluded them for nearly 60 years. Led by the backup quarterback Foles and second-year coach Pederson, the Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night.
Philadelphia Eagles Carson Wentz, right, holds up the Vince Lombardi trophy as he rides with Nate Sudfeld, center right, Nick Foles, center left, and owner Jeffrey Lurie, left.
Fans clad in Eagles green lined up 20 deep in spots to catch a glimpse of the champs, who rode in open-top, double decker buses before taking to the art museum steps.
Fans celebrate as the Eagles players take the steps.
Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl parade ended in a raucous, emotional rally as hundreds of thousands of partying Eagles fans jammed the streets leading to the city’s famed “Rocky” steps to revel in an NFL title many thought would never come.
Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce speaks in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art wearing a sequined Mummers costume.
Kelce gave voice to every frustrated Philly fan with a remarkable, impassioned and profane speech that had him defending the general manager, the coach and a litany of players who supposedly weren’t smart enough, big enough or talented enough to win a championship.
“We were a bunch of underdogs,” shouted Kelce, channeling Rocky himself. “Bottom line is we wanted it more!”