PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - "Philly, is this what heaven's like?," asked Philadelphia Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman, in front of throngs of Eagles fans.
Some might say this season could only have been sent from above.
It was a heavenly experience to many as the Super Bowl victory parade began at the Birds’ nest in South Philly and worked its way through the heart of the city and into the hearts of many frenzied fans.
There were gaggles of green, watching a 7-pound piece of sterling silver that the surrounding city streets had never reflected off before: the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Many will tell you about the weather.
"It's always sunny in Philadelphia, especially when the Eagles are World Champions," said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
And those crowds.
"I've never seen so many people in one spot celebrating in unity, one thing," said Eagles quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles.
The city prepared for 2 million fans, but reports say there are no plans to release any estimates.
Let's just go with “a lot.”
"For the millions of Eagles fans here in Philly, all over America and around the world, this Super Bowl Championship is for you," said Jeffrey Lurie, the Eagles’ owner.
As for the Rocky Steps, the Eagles didn't run up them, but rather, walked down them.
After all, they're already on top.
"I don't think words can really describe what is going on here today," Foles said.
But many tried.
"What a great feeling. We have waited so long," said longtime Eagles play-by-play radio announcer Merrill Reese.
"You've made our lives perfect now because the chip is off our shoulders," said Mayor Kenney.
And now, it's all over.
Or is it?
"We are just beginning," Lurie said.
"We are not done yet. We have more to go, more to prove,"said Head Coach Doug Pederson. "This is our new norm."
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