'Eagles Friday': City Council looks to revive pride in Super Bowl champs

City Council on passed a resolution designating every Friday before an Eagles game "Eagles Friday."

Pat Loeb
October 26, 2018 - 6:00 am
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII championship banner

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Friday marked Philadelphia's first official "Eagles Friday." City Council on Thursday passed a resolution giving that designation to every Friday before an Eagles game. 

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson just doesn't want to let that championship feeling fade so, even though the Birds' performance, so far, has been less than a reason to celebrate, he hopes his resolution, encouraging "expressions of pride such as wearing green or Eagles-themed clothing" will recapture the excitement.

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"When we won the Super Bowl, it was one of those events that brought the whole city of Philadelphia together, regardless of what neighborhood you were from, what race or background you're from," Johnson said. "So this is continuing that pride and we are Super Bowl champions, we want to take pride in our Eagles."

Council also gave a nod to the Flyers, with a resolution officially welcoming its new mascot, Gritty. Only Councilman Curtis Jones voted against it, on the grounds that Gritty is ugly.