The Super Bowl win was a long time coming for Philadelphia fans.
Philadelphians riotously celebrated the championship in an impromptu gathering on Sunday night shortly after the game, but this day parade is expected to be less hilariously destructive.
Thousands upon thousands of Philadelphia Eagles fans traveled by bus, train, car, and even on foot over the Delaware River to get to the Philadelphia Eagles victory parade Thursday morning. "All the players, all the coaches, the front office - Jeffery Lurie, everybody wanted it more and that is why we are up here today and that's why we are the first team in Eagles history to hold that freaking trophy", said Jason Kelce, Eagles Offensive Lineman.
The defensive end for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles was on the Patriots team that overcame a 25-point deficit past year in Super Bowl LI.
Organizers said they're preparing for as many as 2 million people to jam the parade route.
Philadelphia Eagles fan Will Gruccio, of Vineland, New Jersey, wears a jersey with his nickname on the back.
Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney asked fans to celebrate with passion and pride after Sunday's wild postgame celebration was marred by "knuckleheads" who resorted to violence and vandalism.
"Now remember - act responsibly, don't ruin this for the fans who have waited decades for what will be a historic day as the Eagles finally parade up Broad Street", he said, according to the AP.
The parade has touched off a bit of a beer war. How 'bout free beer!
"Hey Philly, I love you", Celek screamed into the microphone.
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