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Thomas Gallatin / February 5, 2018

Eagles Win, Capping Off Another Politically Plagued NFL Season

No anthem kneeling, but Philly fans celebrate a Super Bowl victory by tearing up their city.

Super Bowl LII is in the books, and it was one for the ages. The first-ever Lombardi Trophy for the city of Philadelphia, accomplished with a Rocky-like drama perfectly fitting for the City of Brotherly Love. Backup quarterback Nick Foles, who had bounced around the NFL the last couple of years and had even contemplated retirement, out-dueled arguably the greatest quarterback to play the game, Tom Brady, in leading the Eagles to their first ever Super Bowl title. Needless to say, Foles fully deserved the Most Valuable Player honors. So congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans.

Here are a few observations surrounding the Super Bowl.

The game was played in Minneapolis, where 17 Black Lives Matters protesters were arrested after they blocked a rail line taking ticket-holders to the stadium. The BLM group’s Facebook page declared ironically, “Activists are using this moment to stand with athletes who have protested throughout the past two football seasons calling attention to the murder of Black people by police and to the City of Minneapolis’ banning city residents from using public transit without a Super Bowl ticket.” So they … stand with the kneelers?

And speaking of players protesting, no players for either team knelt during the national anthem. In fact, none of the teams to make the playoffs this season had any players who still protested during the anthem, which may have been a disappointment for NBC, which had planned to televise any player who refused to stand.

Despite our congratulations, Philly fans once again proved their rowdy and negative reputation is well deserved. In downtown Philadelphia, fans who had streamed into the streets in great revelry were seen smashing storefront windows and lighting fires. In one case a Macy’s storefront was looted, while other hooligans tipped over a parked car and tore down street lights. Why tearing up the city is viewed as a legitimate expression of joy is, well, crazy.

Finally, a parting thought: At least we all can look forward to a few months’ break from anthem kneeling protests — at least where the NFL is concerned. Who knows what the Winter Olympics may have in store.

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