The city of Philadelphia had never experienced a Super Bowl victory until Nick Foles and the Eagles delivered one this past February. The team, which was founded way back in 1933, hadn’t won a league title since 1960.
Needless to say, the rabid fans in Philly were desperate to experience the joy that comes from their team winning it all.
Foles, speaking to media on Tuesday, shared that he personally is still just trying to let it sink in. He also shared just how much the championship has meant to some fans.
Nick Foles says he walks into NovaCare complex, sees Super Bowl banners, says “Did this really happen?” He says he’s still working on letting it sink in
He says grown man, macho guys have come up to him and started crying thanking him for bringing the Eagles the Super Bowl pic.twitter.com/UHscRhRWIg
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) April 24, 2018
That’s the power of sports. Fans oftentimes get so emotionally involved with their teams as an outlet to the humdrum of everyday life that, when extreme events occur it can be overwhelming.
Clearly, what Foles (the MVP of Super Bowl LII, for good reason) and the Eagles were able to deliver has left an indelible impression in many an Eagles fan.