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Scenes from Philly's wild party for the Eagles on Broad Street

Scenes from Philly's wild party for the Eagles on Broad Street

Philadelphia partied on Sunday night.

It was a very fun party.

Eagles fans all across the city from the Far Northeast to the South Philly stadium complex used Broad Street as their meeting spot.

It was a joyous atmosphere. Nick Foles was their hero with his last name replacing “Skol” in a mock Vikings chant that echoed off the buildings all evening. Odd chants about his anatomy also proved popular. Tom Brady emerged as an early enemy, with not-so-fond chants about him being used as a rallying cry.

Everyone was on their best behavior. There was no need for trouble because everyone was so damn happy that the Eagles are actually going to the Super Bowl.

That’s fun to type: the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.

There were no arrests and no injuries at the packed corners of Broad and Walnut, according to the Philly Police Department.

The most mischief I witnessed there was a jubilant fellow climbing on top of a lottery kiosk only to be told to get down by police. When the police got a hold of him after his descent, chants of “Let him go!” seemed to work, as he was set free after a stern warning much to the crowd’s delight.

Everything else was high-fiving random people, enjoying the cops turning a blind eye to open containers for one festive evening, and E-A-G-L-E-S chants. So many Eagles chants.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Joe smile so much,” my friend Ashley said at one point.

Just wait until we win the Super Bowl.

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Some scenes from the party. City workers tried to prep for the party by greasing polls across the city. Crisco was not a big enough challenge for some Birds fans.

Aspiring astronaut Joel Embiid found Eric Jr. tweets funny

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Aspiring astronaut Joel Embiid found Eric Jr. tweets funny

One of the sad things about the NBA offseason is that we don't get quite as much Joel Embiid in our lives on a regular basis.

Sure, he'll pop up at a local basketball court every now and then or maybe at a charity soccer event but we don't get to see him on our television every third day or so. That's a bummer for trusters of the process.

Thankfully, Vulture's Nate Jones caught up with Jojo the other day to ask him about some of the more eventful moments of the offseason thus far, such as Bryan Colangelo's burner accounts and his playground antics.

Embiid's answers rarely disappoint.

Jones: One of the things you’re famous for doing in the off-season is dunking on five-foot-tall white guys. Are you going to be doing more of that this summer?

Embiid: I don’t know. That’s not something I wake up in the morning like, I’m gonna go to the court and dunk on people. It’s just usually I go do my regular stuff, play tennis, and then some random fans happen to be talking shit, so then I gotta teach them a lesson. And that’s what I do.

I love it so much. Jo just has to teach fools a lesson. So that's what he does.

When asked about Colangelo's burner accounts, he calls Eric Jr., "my boy" and says he enjoyed the collar tweets: "The collar tweets were actually really fun. I enjoyed that one. Those were funny."

There's some other funny stuff mixed in, so go check out the whole Q&A, and be happy that these words actually came out of Joel Embiid's mouth:

I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut.

Are you listening, Elon Musk? Make it happen. But not until he retires in 17 years. Maybe he can head up Donald Trump's Space Force at that point. Nobody would mess with Joel Embiid in space.

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Eagles players thoroughly enjoyed Baker Mayfield owning Colin Cowherd

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Eagles players thoroughly enjoyed Baker Mayfield owning Colin Cowherd

Baker Mayfield wasn't universally praised before being drafted into the NFL. Much of the criticism surrounding him was somewhat flimsy, however.

Take Colin Cowherd for example -- speaking of guys who are not universally praised lol. He's still grasping at straws.

Cowherd had Mayfield on his show and pointed to a clip in which the quarterback tossed a touchdown and ran over to celebrate with the Ohklahoma band and student section instead of his teammates. Cowherd pointed to it being an example of Mayfield lacking... something?

Mayfield wasn't having it tough and responded in fantastic fashion. Watch the exchange below.

Plenty of people on Twitter thoroughly enjoyed the exchange; a couple of Eagles players among them.

Chris Long liked it. Lane Johnson loved it. Somebody else presumably wanted more of it.


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