Who would have thought we’d be calling Philadelphia the City of Champions (in 2018, anyway)?
Philly already has brought home two titles in the new year thanks to the Eagles, who defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, and the Villanova men’s basketball team, which routed Michigan in Monday night’s NCAA Tournament national championship game.
As we saw after the Eagles’ victory, the City of Brotherly Love knows how to party, and it didn’t disappoint Monday night. Following the Wildcats’ victory, the streets near Villanova’s campus — a short drive northwest of downtown Philly — turned into a madhouse, with fans climbing poles and a literal fire breaking out amid a sea of humanity.
Crazily enough, police actually greased the light poles on Villanova’s campus before the game — just as they did before the Super Bowl — to prevent these types of shenanigans. But apparently they ran out of Crisco.
The party won’t stop with Monday night’s festivities, though: Philly will host (another) parade this week to celebrate Nova’s title, just as it did when the Wildcats won it all in 2016. Details have yet to be announced, but one thing is for sure: It’s gonna be wild.
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