As promised, the Philadelphia Eagles rolled through Philadelphia Thursday in a parade that comprised probably a dozen double-decker buses—all with Eagles players, cheerleaders, coaches and family members on top revving up the crowds. Quarterbacks Nick Foles and Carson Wentz carried the Lombardi on one of the first buses to go through.
The 4.8-mile procession kicked off at 11am from Lincoln Financial Field before making its way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, via Broad Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. There, the Birds were feted with an all-out celebration complete with rip-roaring speeches (hello, Jason Kelce!) and projection screens showing highlights throughout the season.
Hundreds of thousands of folks showed up—some lining up as early a six that morning. People of all ages were packed several rows deep all the way down Broad and along the Parkway, others were on rooftops, watching from their windows and, of course, hanging from poles. We’ve got some photos from the day below, a mix of shots from South Philly and Center City.