The Eagles are NFL champions for the first time in the Super Bowl era as they defeated the Patriots, 41-33. And it never would have happened without the head coach whom USA Today ranked seventh of seven new NFL coaching hires in January 2016.
Thousands of fans rushed the streets across Philadelphia, from Center City to Northeast Philly, down to South Philly shouting in victory after winning their first title in the Super Bowl #52.
In South Philadelphia, fans were chanting “Free Bud Light” after the beer manufacturer made a bet with Lane Johnson if the Eagles win the Super Bowl. Bud Light originally made its promise to the people of Philly back in August, after Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson remarked that he’d be supplying “beer to everybody” in the event that the Eagles win Super Bowl LI. Bud Light soon stepped in to pick up the tab, and the company has from time to time reminded fans of their commitment ever since.
Happy football fans gathered at local bars and took their party into the streets, jumping up and down, setting off pyrotechnics and singing the fight song “Fly Eagles Fly.”
Some went further and ignited a fire in the middle of a street that firefighters soon extinguished. Other images showed a light pole tipping over and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News website Philly.com reported some party goers smashed windows and toppled awnings.The awning at the Ritz Carlton collapsed when multiple Eagles fans scaled the awning and it didn’t support them.
Some people broke a display window at a department store near City Hall, and looters broke into a convenience store, grabbing merchandise and screaming, “Everything is free,” Philly.com reported.