The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their very first Super Bowl championship in downtown on Thursday afternoon. Throw in the first Super Bowl plus the fact the franchise owns one of the most passionate and loving fan bases in all of sports, and you had a parade for the ages.
Millions of fans packed the streets of the City of Brotherly Love, cheering on the Eagles ownership, coaches and players. Without a doubt, Philadelphia was more than deserving of this championship. The parade was truly something else.
The Eagles are known for having one of the most overly passionate group of fans in sports. This is the unit that booed Santa Clause during a game, after all. During the parade, Eagles fans began the infamous ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin “WHAT” chant:
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? pic.twitter.com/P9klMi4Hib
— Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone) February 8, 2018
Hey, it was only two-and-a-half weeks ago where Philadelphia hosted NXT TakeOver on Jan. 26, followed by, the Royal Rumble pay-per-view and the following day’s episode of Monday Night Raw. The city has seen more than enough wrestling over the last two weeks, so they have every right to throw in some WWE chants.
The legendary Austin began using the “WHAT?” chant during the later stages of The Attitude Era. While the Hall of Famer cut his ever popular promos, he’d randomly start throwing the world in. Over a decade after his retirement from in-ring competition, Austin’s iconic chant is used all over the WWE Universe to this day – at any given time during promos.
Of course, this is the Philadelphia Eagle fan base. They did far more than chant “WHAT?” at the parade. One fan, for example, honored his late grandfather by doing this:
Today is for all Philly fans.
Eagles fan flew up from Tampa to spread grandfather's ashes at the Super Bowl parade
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) February 8, 2018
Another fan was seen climbing a street light, but he predictably fell down. On top of that, Eagles fans were seen lining up shortly after 4:00 a.m. local time. That’s just how much this city loves its Eagles.
Love or hate the franchise and its fans, you can’t deny that they sure know how to throw a party – especially when it consists of millions of guests.
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