President Donald Trump didn’t want to play with the Philadelphia Eagles, anyway. He canceled the White House visit from the Super Bowl champs — after most of the team said they weren’t going to show up.
The sudden, perplexing cancellation follows a proposed boycott from some members of the team over the president’s insistence that players and coaches stand during the national anthem.
According to The New York Times, White House officials noted that fewer than 10 team members were locked in to attend the event on the South Lawn on Tuesday. So, Trump decided to ditch the whole thing. Read more…
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It’s party time in Philly.
The Philadelphia Eagles ended a 57-year gap between championships by beating the New England Patriots on Sunday, claiming their first ever Super Bowl title.
When the Eagles won the NFC championship two weeks ago, the city descended into relative chaos as fans ascended Crisco-greased poles designed to keep them from doing so.
Ahead of the Super Bowl, police opted for hydraulic fluid (a.k.a. motor oil) as a deterrent.
Philadelphia pole climbers: meet your match tonight. As predicted, no Crisco on the poles. Instead, police are using hydraulic fluid. And it’s water resistant, too, they said, so this afternoon’s rain won’t make it any easier for you to climbpic.twitter.com/5GvI9BRhaQ
— Caitlin McCabe (@mccabe_caitlin) February 4, 2018 Read more…
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