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Trump cancels visit for the few Philadelphia Eagles who actually wanted to visit the White House

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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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Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl, poles now being climbed

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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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Philadelphia greased poles to stop Eagles fans from climbing them. It didn’t work.

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The last time the Philadelphia Eagles were in the Super Bowl, we only just started using MySpace and the iPod was still some newfangled thing.

So it’s no wonder the city was extra careful in the lead up to the Eagles NFC Championship game against the Minnesota Vikings, because a win — taking the team to the Super Bowl — would have the place in raptures.

Last week, businesses were also warned to put everything they owned inside and keep security cameras on. Then there were the crews dubbed “Crisco Cops” who greased poles to stop people from climbing on top of them.  Read more…

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9 Great Chili Recipes (Perfect for Game Day!)

The Best chili recipes for your game day meal!

It’s that time of year again, bone chilling weather and NFL playoffs. The perfect time for steamy hot and hearty chili!

Whether you like your chili with beans or without, with turkey, chicken, ground beef or chuck, scorchingly hot or mild, a big bowl of chili is wonderfully satisfying on a cold winter day.

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