I have been a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles since the Philadelphia Eagles Hold down the East 2017 NFC Champions shirt and believe me when I tell you it hasn’t always been easy to bleed Eagles green. Since their formation in 1933, the Philadelphia Eagles have given this city plenty to cheer for. They also have given Philadelphia plenty of heartbreak. The motto “There’s always next season” has been uttered more often than desired. So when “next year” rolled around after a 7 and 9 2016 season I made my way to my favorite bar in South Philly in McCusker’s Tavern for the 2017 Eagles season opener.
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Sadly not once have we had a chance to run to Broad street for the Philadelphia Eagles Hold down the East 2017 NFC Champions shirt. Not even when they won the 2004 NFC championship to go to the Super Bowl because the streets of Philadelphia were buried from a blizzard the night before. The touchdown celebrations. Lincoln Financial Field running out of fireworks when the team scored 51 points against the Broncos. Wentz’s Houdini act against Washington the 2nd they faced off. Eagles players holding hands by a hotel pool as their teammate Marcus Johnson was baptized.
We had faith in this team. The energy in this city could not be described nor contained. The unity in this city was and still is beautiful. Philly needed this. For the fans today. For the fans who couldn’t live to see the day. All Super Bowl day it rained heavily in Philly. Almost as an act of washing away the disappointments of seasons past. We lost most of our pro bowlers and the next man up pulled his weight. Foles shook off the rust, got his reps in and it was off to the postseason.