Eagles fans have a home in Chicago

Ed Benkin
January 05, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Chicago Eagles Bar

Ed Benkin | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- On the day before the Philadelphia Eagles playoff game in Chicago, one establishment is offering an oasis for Birds fans.

Diag, in the Lakeview section of Chicago, is an Eagles bar filled with Birds memorabilia. A.K. is a bartender at Diag and says things have picked up since the bar changed teams.

"Three years ago, we were a Detroit Lions bar," said A.K. "Our owner had the opportunity to make the switch and it's been great for us ever since. It gets really busy. We have a great time and it's popping."

Chicago Eagles Bar
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Anna and Bob from Philadelphia flew out for the game and made a stop at Diag. So far, Anna says they have been given a warm welcome in Chicago, despite their rooting interest on Sunday.

"He's been wearing his Eagles jacket all over the city," Anna said. "We haven't gotten much at all. It would definitely be different in Philly right now."

As far as the game, Joe from Philadelphia is confident when it comes to the Eagles chances against the Bears. Unlike last year when they were the top seed, the Eagles are underdogs for Sunday's game, and that's just the way Joe likes it.

"They were underdogs all last year," said Joe. "They're underdogs in the playoffs, and I think that's where they want to be. That's where they thrive. I think we'll win and come out on top."