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Philadelphia Eagles players celebrate Villanova’s second championship in three years

Title Town.

NCAA Basketball: Final Four Championship Game-Michigan vs Villanova Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

For the second time in the last three years, the Villanova Wildcats are national champions. Nova’s men’s basketball team defeated Michigan in Monday night’s title game by a final score of 79 to 62.

The Philadelphia Eagles, who also won a championship this year (ICMYI), and their players took to Twitter to congratulate their suburban neighbors.

Believe it or not, Philadelphia is actually the first city to feature both the Super Bowl champions and the NCAA Division I men’s basketball champions in the same year. (Here’s your prompt to argue about the status of Nova as a Philly school.)

Another interesting twist to these championship wins is they both came over the University of Michigan.

Yes, I obviously know that the guy sacking Tom Brady in that picture, Brandon Graham, also attended college at Ann Arbor. But I wasn’t NOT going to use that picture. And it’s just a dumb joke, so relax and be quiet already.

In addition to the Eagles and Wildcats, the Philadelphia Soul (Arena Football League) also won a championship within the past year. In fact, they actually repeated as ArenaBowl champs.

So it’s official: Philly is the new Title Town.

You’re up next, Sixers.


For more Villanova coverage, go check out our friends over at VU Hoops.

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