PHILADELPHIA — Not even a coat of Crisco on light poles across the city could keep Philadelphia Eagles fans from scaling new heights in celebrating their team’s first Super Bowl appearance in 13 years and setting up a rematch with the AFC champion New England Patriots.
After the Eagles rolled past the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 in Sunday night’s NFC Championship game, thousands of fans poured onto the streets to show their support — as only those fired-up, passionate Philly fans can.
Fans and players alike used the hashtag #FlyEaglesFly to chronicle the aftermath — both funny and heartfelt.
What a night! I love this team and this city. Thank you Philly for showing up loud and proud. Your energy powered us through the night. #FlyEaglesFly— Nick Foles (@NFoles_9) January 22, 2018
How bout that Eagles Nation?! Super Bowl here we come!!!! #FlyEaglesFly— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) January 22, 2018
It wasn’t a dream, right?#FlyEaglesFly— Suzi
s the Philadelphia Eagles (@lafash) January 22, 2018
Earlier in the day, workers who jokingly called themselves the "Crisco Cops" greased light poles to prevent fans from climbing them. Philadelphia police even had some fun with that effort with this tweet during the fourth quarter.
Now comes the time in the night where we must warn everyone about the dangers of Saturated Fats. Cheers for #Foles! Jeers for #Poles! It's a long way down, baby. Celebrate responsibly! pic.twitter.com/mES5MpPTY4— Philadelphia Police (@PhillyPolice) January 22, 2018
That, however, did not deter some fans.
The grease put up as much of a fight as the Vikings did pic.twitter.com/aFei9Qi5gh— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 22, 2018
CRISCO CAN'T STOP THESE FANS!#Philadelphia city workers greased up poles in hopes of stopping fans from climbing them after the #MINvsPHI game.#Eagles fans were up to the challenge. #FlyEaglesFly (per @JessiThorne) pic.twitter.com/hBNTcGIIia— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) January 22, 2018
Fans not only ascended poles, but one even drove a dune buggy up the "Rocky Steps" at the Philadelphia of Art, where the iconic statue of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa character sits.
Someone is now riding a dune buggy up the Rocky steps because why not at this point pic.twitter.com/A6Ws0F2C8p— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 22, 2018
However, some of the celebrations turned ugly:
The Vikings team bus getting a very Philly send off pic.twitter.com/QABIBX1uD5— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 22, 2018
Imagine how big the fire would’ve been if they had lost pic.twitter.com/YBarvsMTZb— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 22, 2018
Super Bowl XXXII, on Feb. 4, will be a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, the last time the Eagles reached the big game. They will look to avenge a 24-21 loss to the Patriots in 2005.
Can you imagine what the streets could look like if they win?