A large number of sports fans gathered on a blocked off section of South Street in Philadelphia yesterday, Sunday, July 16 to watch the 2018 World Cup final between France and Croatia.
South street full of fans watching the World Cup. @NBCPhiladelphia pic.twitter.com/po1mzGVW3e— Photojournalist (@dcheston88) July 15, 2018
But the viewing party didn’t end there.
After France won the game by a final score of 4-2, Philadelphians started watching a different kind of football. The American kind.
Because what better way to spend a random hot Sunday in July on the streets of Philly watching the Eagles beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII for the thousandth time?
There’s a street blocked off in Philly rn rewatching the super bowl stay lit Philly pic.twitter.com/KqPWDGaBBC— Alex Subers (@alexsubers) July 15, 2018
It’s been nearly five and a half months since the Eagles won the big game back on February 4 and it’s great to see the win hasn’t lost it’s luster. People are still losing their minds when they see the Philly Special in action, for example.
Update: philly special pic.twitter.com/XaVWUQiFUD— Alex Subers (@alexsubers) July 15, 2018
When you take the time to really think about it, it’s still hard to believe this all really happened. It legitimately felt like the Eagles might never win a Super Bowl.
But they did and it’s been glorious.