A first-ever Super Bowl victory for a beloved football team is exactly the sort of thing that warrants one hell of a city-wide celebration, but things in Philadelphia took a bit of a wild turn late Sunday night and early Monday morning after the Eagles defeated the Patriots to clinch their first Big Game win in franchise history. Videos and photos show how partying descended into chaos across downtown, with scenes of riotous revelers scaling buildings, flipping cars, and even starting fires.
It's not as if this sort of reaction was unexpected, though. After all, the police intentionally greased up lampposts ahead of time in an effort to keep people from climbing them. Alas, no amount of Crisco was enough to stand in the way of Philly fans on a mission to go buck wild throughout the City of Brotherly Love.