Monday, February 26, 2018

Gotta Go

"A man draped in a Eagles flag urinates on the exterior wall of Living Word Community Church as fans celebrate with the Philadelphia Eagles during their NFL Super Bowl victory parade on February 8, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."

After the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history...they had quite the party.

On the ground covering the up and downs of said celebration can be quite the experience.

Sober and drunk, loud and quiet, yin and yang. Just about every emotion one can think of, and it's opposite counterpart, is witnessed and on display when hundreds of thousands of fans (maybe even millions) gathered in the city to show their support.

It's lawless to say the least. Do as you please. Climb on what you want. And even urinate wherever can find a place to go.

Maybe it's because I've never been a die-hard fan of any team, but I cannot imagine acting outlandish like many Eagles fans did even if my favorite team did the unspeakable. It's also hard to process knowing many live directly in the city and it's where their children are raised.

Nonetheless, as a visual witness to the shenanigans, there were no shortage of images in this super celebration.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Super Win

"Vinny Curry #75 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota."

There is always a lot of hype around the Super Bowl - so much that even photographers can feel the pressure.

However, I always say to others, that after pregame and the first couple of minutes, it starts to feel like just another game.

While there is still that heightened sense of importance to stay focused, much like all sporting events, one cannot fall victim to being wrapped up in the emotion of the game.

This game resembled a boxing match, a sea-saw battle, touchdown after touchdown with it coming down to literally the last play of the game

In the end, after a lot of action and a ton of offensive yardage - it was nothing short of a stunning game as the Philadelphia Eagles claimed their first ever Super Bowl victory