PHOTOS: Eagles Fans Take Over Minneapolis Ahead of the Super Bowl
Minneapolis is getting a heavy dose of Philly pride — despite some boos, denied restaurant reservations, and truly terrible cheesesteaks.
T minus FIVE days until the Super Bowl.
You witnessed craziness in Philly when the Eagles pummeled the Minnesota Vikings on the 19th. Now you’re probably wondering what the scene is like in Minneapolis, where the Birds will square off against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
We’ve compiled a roundup of Philadelphians in Minneapolis, bless their hearts. They’re enduring their fair share of boos and apparently having some trouble getting restaurant reservations. But hey, that’s probably not half as bad as what we put Vikings fans through during the NFC championship game, right? And we hear some folks in Minneapolis really are pretty nice.
To kick things off, here’s footage of the Eagles making their first touchdown in the Twin Cities:
And here’s what some Eagles players have to say about the city. Spoiler alert: it’s really salty – and not just because of the icy weather.
As mentioned, Philadelphians aren’t getting the warmest of welcomes. That’s obvious in the sign for this “bar,” which, evidentially, is not even a real bar.
So I found that mean sign everyone’s talking about. Yes, it exists. No, it’s not what you think it is. The sign is outside downtown Minneapolis’ “Truth Bar,” a rent-able conference space branded by an advertising agency. It’s not a real bar, and it’s not even open to the public! In fact, when I walked by at lunch today, there were exactly zero people inside. Boo. #superbowl
And some other minor issues:
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) January 28, 2018
Eagles booed lustily by combined force for Patriots and Vikings fans as they take the stage pic.twitter.com/6Vrv0cF62y
— RandBall (@RandBall) January 30, 2018
Though apparently not everyone is bitter.
— John Lauritsen (@JDLauritsen) January 30, 2018
Most Eagles fans, in fact, can’t be stopped. There’s plenty of Philly pride in Minneapolis.
— VICTOR BERMUDEZ (@vicbermudez) January 30, 2018
— Randy Gyllenhaal (@RandyGyllenhaal) January 29, 2018
— James (@lordhamlet73) January 28, 2018
— Megan Ryan (@theothermegryan) January 28, 2018
Including from Eagles themselves.
— Lane Johnson (@Lanejohnson65) January 30, 2018
— Dan Moscaritolo (@DanMoscaritolo) January 30, 2018
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) January 30, 2018
And some Philadelphians are thoroughly enjoying Minneapolis as a city.
— Kristen Rodgers (@KristenERodgers) January 28, 2018
Philly may have a Super Bowl team, but Minneapolis has a really big mall with an amusement park. pic.twitter.com/rviFfsAl06
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) January 28, 2018
— Tim Furlong (@tfurlong) January 29, 2018
— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) January 30, 2018
Despite the cold.
We’ve landed in Minneapolis and they are handing out hand warmers as we exit the plane. Yeah, it’s cold pic.twitter.com/RQlOplcwiO
— Jon Marks (@JonMarksMedia) January 30, 2018
And the city’s lame excuses for cheesesteaks.
— Brian Taff (@briantaff6abc) January 28, 2018