The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions and the team's fans are celebrating just how we thought they would.
Philadelphia sports fans are among the most passionate in our country. They're also among the craziest. Sunday night, they reminded us of both of those facts after their first Super Bowl victory.
The Eagles took down the Patriots in dramatic fashion, hanging on for a 41-33 victory that ended on a failed Hail Mary attempt with no time remaining. The second the game ended, America turned its attention to the city of Philadelphia.
After the contest, the city's mayor, Jim Kenney, issued a statement - both to celebrate and remind fans to be safe.
“To the fans: I have long felt that our City’s professional and collegiate sports teams bring Philadelphians together, regardless of race, income, neighborhood or gender, and that was never more true than during the Eagles’ brilliant season. We know you have waited years, some for decades, for the chance to crown your Birds as champs. I urge everyone to celebrate in a way that is safe and respectful to everyone from neighbors to strangers. Go forth and celebrate, but do so in a way that will make Philadelphia shine.”
We've compiled a list of all of the insane things we've seen fans do in the aftermath of the win. We're not sure they've made the city "shine."
Check it out:
Some fans are climbing light poles and street signs and jumping off of them to crowd-surf:
Needless to say, this isn't safe. This guy is lucky that his fellow fans caught him and saved him from serious injury.
Some fans are jumping off of balconies and bannisters in similar fashion:
Some fans are flipping cars:
One fan appears to have actually eaten horse manure:
At least one store appears to have been vandalized:
Some fans climbed traffic lights and swung from them in dangerous fashion:
Some fans climbed the canopy at the Ritz and collapsed it:
At least one gas station appears to have been vandalized and looted:
Some fans took street poles and lights out of the ground and took them home:
Some fans just decided to light things on fire:
Some fans set off fireworks in the middle of the street:
Plenty of fans also took off their clothes and ran through the streets. We're not going to show those clips to you.
Let's hope nobody was seriously hurt on Sunday night. Stay safe out there.