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.
Fans line Benjamin Franklin Parkway before a Super Bowl victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fans celebrate the Eagles during their victory parade.
Fans prepare for the parade celebrations in the cold Philadelphia weather.
Schools, museums, courts, government offices and even the Philadelphia Zoo were shut down so the city could fete an underdog Eagles team.
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.
Sky writers spelled out "Philly Philly" and "Dilly Dilly" as fans dress in Bud Light gear during the celebration.
Eagles team cheerleaders wave during the parade.
Eagles player Zach Ertz, left, stops to take a photo with his wife, American soccer player Julie Ertz, during the parade.
Carson Wentz hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy as team owner Jeffrey Lurie , left, Nick Foles, and Nate Sudfeld of the Philadelphia Eagles ride on a parade bus during festivities.
Eagles fans gather in front of City Hall during their team's Super Bowl victory parade.
The Eagles buses passed through a crowd size upwards of one million fans.
Fans celebrate with one another during the parade, dressing up in official jerseys and eagle costumes.
Passing children fly an Eagles flag outside their bus window before festivities.
Fans gather to cheer the Philadelphia Eagles during the parade.
Organizers prepared for as many as 2 million people, though city officials have said they aren’t planning to release a crowd estimate.
The Philadelphia Eagles drive 5 miles around the city before making their way to the Philadelphia Art Museum steps.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie holds the Vince Lombardi trophy up with head coach Doug Pederson, behind, and general manager Howie Roseman, right, as they arrive at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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!”
Brian Williams of Glocester City waves his flag during parade festivities.