Saturday, January 27, 2018

i need a bigger driveway so i have room to park my bandwagon

For as long as I can remember, my dad has one response when someone mentions the Philadelphia Eagles and it's become a joke in our family.  He says, "Hey, the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl!"  It doesn't matter if they had a big win or lost seven games in a row, my dad always says, "Eagles are going to the Super Bowl!"  

He says it sarcastically because over the last two decades they've had a few decent years but are typically very lousy and extremely overrated, and also, we prefer college football.

Until this year.

After their win against the Falcons, my dad texted us all his famous saying.
And last week the Philadelphia police chief ordered city workers to spend Sunday morning smearing Crisco on metal light poles in the city in advance of the NFC championship.  

Which we won.

By a landslide.

The Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.

I posted a picture of one of the Crisco Cops on Instagram and so many people asked why they needed Crisco on the light poles.  I guess Philadelphia is a unique city in terms of how the fans celebrate, because climbing light poles is a form of celebration.

Speaking of Philadelphia quirks, the Pope came to Philadelphia last year, and his visit was shortly after Hitch Bot, the worldwide hitch hiking robot, met his demise in the city of Brotherly Love.

A local radio station created something called Pope Bot, to show that Philadelphians could be nice, and Pope Bot traveled around the Philadelphia and South Jersey area for several weeks before the arrival of the Pope.      

In honor of the Eagles going to the Super Bowl, the radio station created a Bird Bot.  The Bird Bot has spent this week hitch hiking around the area and will hopefully make it to Minnesota for the big game.  It's been so funny to keep up with on social media.

I hope someone takes a picture of him climbing a light pole before he leaves for Minnesota.

Now, I'm off to paint my nails green.


sara [at] journey of doing said...

Only in Philly is the celebration started by climbing the light poles. IDK what to say about that... but congratulations to the Eagles!

Kristy Sayer-Jones @ Southern In Law said...

Wait what?! They actually put crisco on the light poles?! That is hilarious! Now I just want to see videos of people still trying to climb them 😜

Brianne said...

I'm still sad & bitter.

Justin Timberlake for Superbowl champ!

Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld said...

I still can't believe the crisco on the light posts... that is just SO WEIRD that there is a need for that! Lol.

Audrey Louise said...

I think when OSU won some big game the folks of Columbus flipped cars and set couches on fire... We all have our quirks. LOL
Those traveling bots are amazing. I love all the weird things Super Bowl towns do to celebrate. Haha!

Nadine Lynn said...

I love that the city is getting in on all the Eagles fun! I am a Steelers and Falcons fan when I pay attention to the NFL, which like you, I prefer college football more. I will be rooting for the Eagles in the Superbowl though because I pretty much hate the Patriots. My main focus will be Justin Timberlake and complaining about how lame commercials have gotten probably.

Jenny Evans said...

The real question is, did they need to grease the poles when the pope came to town, too?