Well, the Philadelphia Eagles went and did the damn thing last night and beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl. It was a great game—Nick Foles caught a touchdown pass, for crying out loud—and the entire city of Philadelphia is on cloud nine. Or it's a smoking crater, really hard to tell, actually.
If you thought Philly went nuts when the Eagles made the Super Bowl, you will not be surprised to learn that the city has plunged even further into madness after winning it. People are eating horse shit.
Just to recap: a Philadelphia Eagles fan in a Randall Cunningham jersey and Zubaz pants approached a pile of literal horse shit, knelt down, made sure to protect his scarf from touching the horse shit, and then ate the horse shit. With his mouth. As a New York Jets fan, I've always dreamed about winning the Super Bowl, but if this is what it does to people, I'm not so sure.
Not content with mere personal destruction, Eagles fans are also laying waste to structural elements of the city. People climbed up and were jumping off the awning at the Ritz-Carlton—until so many people climbed up that it collapsed.
Greased or not, the poles had to come down:
It's not all violence and chaos, though. Love is also in the air:
You are beautiful, Philadelphia. Stay safe, and go birds.