Philadelphia, PA – An estimated two million Philadelphia Eagles football fans celebrated the LII Super Bowl parade yesterday in the city of Brotherly Love.
Hundreds of passionate fans from around the Delaware Valley and the country flooded into Philadelphia by trains and buses in the morning of this brisk and sunny day to bear witness to the first Super Bowl championship celebration. Beginning at Lincoln Financial Field, the five-mile sea of green fans lined Broad Street, wrapped around city hall, and then continued onto the Benjamin Franklin Parkway before reaching the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, made famous in the film Rocky.
The underdog city of fans stood patiently for hours, awaiting their beloved Eagles whose entourage made its way along the historic trail. As the Eagles caravan emerged on Broad Street, they were met by cheers and gestures of solidarity by their fans as they passed. Various numbered jerseys in all forms of green were displayed by the fans, showing their love for their favorite players. The excitement overtook many of the players who walked off the bus to hug and shake the hands of their fans during the parade. One player described them as the greatest fans in the world”, as he hi-fi fans along Broad street.
Eagles quarterbacks Nick Foles, Carson Wentz and owner Jeffrey Lurie who were in the lead bus, took turns raising the trophy for all the fans to see. For more than half a century the Super Bowl title had eluded this team and left many of its fans thinking it would never happen. When they finally arrived at the steps of the Art Museum carrying the coveted Lombardi Trophy that had eluded them for years, an ecstatic city so in love with their team danced and sang their famed teams song-Fly Eagles Fly.