Vinny Curry posts emotional tribute on Instagram

Vinny Curry posts emotional tribute on Instagram

Veteran defensive end Vinny Curry has been released by the Eagles in a cap-saving measure, and he made sure to let Philadelphia know how special it was to be part of the team that gave the city its first Super Bowl title.

He posted this emotional tribute on Instagram, which details his long history with Philadelphia. Curry was a lifelong Eagles fan from New Jersey, so it was particularly special for him to bring the Lombardi Trophy home.

This is what he posted on his official Instagram page.

Who would’ve thought a small town boy from Neptune, NJ who grew up an Eagles fan, would’ve been drafted to his favorite team and win his and the teams first Super Bowl Championship! All Gods Plan! Philadelphia, Thank You! Thank you fans for opening your arms and taking me in as one of your own! This has been a dream come true for me to have the ability to play for my dream team and bring the Lombardi trophy home to you all! Thank you to the entire Eagles organization, coaching staff and my teammates, MY BROTHERS! UNDERDOGS! Without you guys, none of this would’ve been possible! I love you all from the bottom of my heart! I am humbled by this opportunity and can’t be more proud to call myself an Eagle for life! This experience has been one hell of a ride! I can’t wait to see what the future now holds for me. Thank You Philly!

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Curry and the Eagles failed to agree to a pay cut, but it looks like there will be no bad blood between Philly and Flee. In the post he thanks the team, coaches and fans while staying positive about his future.

We’re not crying, it’s just dusty in here.

The Vince Lombardi Trophy now has a home in Philly

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The Vince Lombardi Trophy now has a home in Philly

There’s no place like NovaCare.

In case you haven’t heard, a shiny piece of hardware comes with the prestige of winning the Super Bowl. The Lombardi Trophy is here to stay in its new home in Philadelphia.

It looks like the trophy has successfully made its way from Minneapolis and survived a rowdy parade down Broad Street, though things got a bit dicey where Malcolm Jenkins was involved. It is unclear, however, if this is a temporary home for the offseason, or a more permanent location. The trophy is now located in the  NovaCare Complex, the Eagles' practice facility, located at the corner of Broad St. and Pattison Ave.

Philadelphia is definitely not complaining about the extra company and would even be happy to make room for more next year.

Maybe it took a little bit more than a few clicks of ruby red slippers, about 52 more years’ worth of work, but the trophy is home at last. 

Eagles fans donate to Minnesota charity and receive a historic gift

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Eagles fans donate to Minnesota charity and receive a historic gift

What goes around comes around, at least for some charitable Eagles fans.

Some good karma has found its way to particular Eagles fans, courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings Foundation. Fans who donated to head coach Mike Zimmer’s foundation to apologize for some of Philadelphia’s rowdy behavior before, during and after the NFC Championship Game have received a special memento from U.S. Bank Stadium.

Eagles fans were gifted a jar of the historic confetti that streamed down onto the newly-crowned Super Bowl Champions at the Vikings’ home field on Feb. 4 and a thank you note acknowledging their contribution to the organization.

Check out Reddit user EYEsoar’s photo for proof.

While it may not be enough for fans to perform their own Jalen Mills-style confetti angels, these generous Eagles fans will hold a piece of Philadelphia history.

The donation from Eagles fans now total more than $18,000 as of Jan. 26, according to the ZimFoundation Twitter page and we can only imagine this total will grow.

It pays to be nice.