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The Eagles Super Bowl Championship Parade is happening Thursday

By
Josh Middleton
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The entire city woke up this morning bleary-eyed after a raucous, all-night party on Broad Street to celebrate the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first-ever Super Bowl. The Birds trounced the New England Patriots last night in Minneapolis, with a final score of 41 to 33.

If last night’s parade on Broad Street wore you out, you better get rested up. The fun is only beginning.

The City of Philadelphia announced that the Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Parade—when the Birds will promenade through the streets with the Lombardi Trophy raised high—will take place Thursday, February 8 at 11am. The procession begins in South Philadelphia, at Lincoln Financial Field, and ends at the Philadelphia Museum of Art next to the symbol of underdogedness in Philly: the Rocky Statue.

There is a formal program planned at the Art Museum, which will feature video projection screens, speakers and other attractions. If you can’t make it out that day, the festivities will be televised live on NBC10 and NBC Sports Philadelphia, and stream on NBC10.com and NBCSports.com/philadelphia

All signs are pointing to the fact that this could be a celebration to end all celebrations. The bash could be similar to the Phillies World Series Championship parade in 2008, when an estimated one million fans showed up to welcome their boys back to town. But some local sports journalists are saying that the Eagles parade could be much, much larger:

Former Mayor Ed Rendell agrees: “I think it was Cris Collinsworth that said it will be the biggest sports parade in history if the Eagles win the Super Bowl… I think it really will be.”

Be prepared for some wild shit. This win was a looooong time a-comin’. Go Eagles!

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