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Super Bowl LII: A great night for Eagles fans, not so much for Philadelphia’s lampposts, etc.

Philadelphia Eagles fans in South Philadelphia celebrate after Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.
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Sunday night was a good night to be a football fan in Philadelphia, as the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots, 41-33, to win the city’s first-ever Super Bowl and first NFL championship since 1960.

It was not, however, a good night to be a lamppost in Philadelphia.

Eagles fans celebrate after Super Bowl LII by climbing a lamppost, which is a celebratory thing in the city of Brotherly Love..
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Or a traffic light.

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People sit on a felled traffic light pole while celebrating the Eagles' victory in Super Bowl LII in Philadelphia.
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Or a traffic sign.

A man carries a traffic sign as Eagles fans celebrate victory in Super Bowl LII in Philadelphia.
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Or really anything on a pole.

People carry a broken pole while celebrating the Eagles' victory in Super Bowl LII.
(Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / Getty Images )

Or an awning.

Fans pass the remains of the canopy in Center City.
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Or a potted tree.

Fans grapple with huge plant pots in Philadelphia to celebrate the Eagles' victory in Super Bowl LII.
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The flora carnage in Center City.
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Or a bus shelter.

Eagles fans crowd on to the top of a bus shelter.
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Or a garbage truck.

Eagles fans take to the tops of trucks during their Super Bowl celebration.
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Or store windows

Philadelphia police officers try to keep fans away from broken Macy's store windows.
(Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / Getty Images )

Or City Hall.

Yep, things got pretty nuts. And, surely, for most people it was good, clean fun for a city that hasn’t been able to celebrate a football championship for way too long.

Fans celebrate near Broad and Locust streets.
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It was a happy night for long-suffering Eagles fans.
(Matt Rourke / Associated Press )
Philadelphia police officers and joyous Eagles fans react at the end of Super Bowl LII.
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And, sure, the celebration caused a lot of damage.

But at least no one died.

charles.schilken@latimes.com

Twitter: @chewkiii


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