It may have taken 52 years, but our Philadelphia Eagles can now call themselves Super Bowl champions. Led by quarterback Nick Foles, the Birds took down Tom Brady’s New England Patriots 41 to 33. The game took place in Minneapolis, at US Bank Stadium.
The Eagles took the NFL by storm this year, finishing off the regular season with a 13-to-3 record. Doubters said Foles—who took over for Carson Wentz after a mid-season injury—could never lead his team to victory, but boy did he prove them wrong. Perhaps that was part of their winning recipe: The Eagles rallied behind the idea that no one believed in them, wearing the underdog mantle with pride.
That not only boosted team spirit, but it inspired fans across the city, folks who flooded Broad Street after the game tonight—some wearing underdog masks—to celebrate this first in Philadelphia sports history.
Where do we go from here, you may be wondering? The future is bright in the City of Brotherly Love. Just think: Next year a handful of awesome injured players—Carson Wentz, Jason Peters and Jordan Hicks among them—will be back and ready to win that Vince Lombardi trophy for themselves.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We have a moment to savor here. Let’s go, Birds! You made us proud.