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Crews grease light poles in Philadelphia before game

Crews were seen greasing light poles in Philadelphia to prevent Eagles fans from climbing them after the NFC championship game on Sunday.

The self-dubbed ‘Crisco Cops’ have rubbed grease all over the poles to make them too slippery should fans decide to shimmy up in a display of emotion following the match-up against the Minnesota Vikings.

The winner of this game will play the winner of the AFC Championship game – the Jacksonville Jaguars or the New England Patriots – in the Super Bowl on February 4.

Earlier this week, Philadelphia police warned businesses around a popular gathering place in Northeast Philly to take inside anything they didn’t want destroyed in the wake of an Eagles victory.

Among the fans supporting the Eagles is disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. The 80-year-old was seen out and about in the City of Brotherly Love wearing a Philadelphia Eagles track suit and hat in support of the team prior to the game, which kicks off tonight at 5.40pm CST.

Crews are greasing light poles in Philadelphia to prevent Eagles fans from climbing them after the NFC championship game on Sunday (pictured)

The self-dubbed 'Crisco Cops' have rubbed grease all over the poles to make them too slippery should fans decide to shimmy up in a display of emotion following the matchup against the Minnesota Vikings (pictured)

The self-dubbed ‘Crisco Cops’ have rubbed grease all over the poles to make them too slippery should fans decide to shimmy up in a display of emotion following the matchup against the Minnesota Vikings (pictured)

Among the fans supporting the Eagles is disgraced comedian Bill Cosby (pictured, Sunday)

The 80-year-old was seen out and about in the City of Brotherly Love wearing a Philadelphia Eagles track suit and hat (pictured) in support of the team prior to the game, which kicks off tonight at 5.40pm CST (left and right)

Among the fans supporting the Eagles is disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. The 80-year-old was seen out and about in the City of Brotherly Love wearing a Philadelphia Eagles track suit and hat in support of the team prior to the game (left and right)

The city of Philadelphia has greased poles before ahead of major sporting events. The first time was when the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team won the 2008 World Series and again before they clinched the 2009 NL pennant.

Grease, however, didn’t stop people from climbing light poles after the World Series victory, with people noting several instances of the daring climb being performed. 

Social media users thought the gesture was hilarious and tweeted their reactions in droves.

Social media users thought the gesture was hilarious and tweeted their reactions in droves

Social media users thought the gesture was hilarious and tweeted their reactions in droves

‘Not all heroes wear capes. #CriscoCops, wrote one.

‘I woke up today with absolutely no desire to climb a street pole but this blatant challenged presented by the #CriscoCops is too much for me to ignore. [C]atch me on the news later I’m climbing one of those things,’ tweeted another.

One user joked: ‘All my life ahas been in preparation for the videos that will come of this. The #CriscoCops will lose this battle, and the poles will be climbed.’ 

For the Vikings, an NFC Championship would be an historic feat – Minnesota is hosting Super Bowl LII and no NFL team has ever played a Super Bowl in its home stadium. 

Additionally, the Vikings have never won a Super Bowl, but played in four of them (IV, VIII, IX, and XI).

The Minnesota Vikings have never won a Super Bowl, but played in four of them (Pictured, Vikings running back Latavius Murray, December 2017)

The Minnesota Vikings have never won a Super Bowl, but played in four of them (Pictured, Vikings running back Latavius Murray, December 2017)

The Eagles have appeared in the Super Bowl twice (XV and XXXIX), but have never won the Lombardi Trophy (Pictured, Zach Ertz of the Eagles makes a catch during the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, January 2018)

The Eagles have appeared in the Super Bowl twice (XV and XXXIX), but have never won the Lombardi Trophy (Pictured, Zach Ertz of the Eagles makes a catch during the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons, January 2018)

The Vikings arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday (pictured) and were greeted by fans with a 'Skol' Chant outside their hotel

The Vikings arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday (pictured) and were greeted by fans with a ‘Skol’ Chant outside their hotel

The winner of Sunday's night game will either face quarterback Blake Bortles (pictured, Sunday) and the Jacksonville Jaguars or quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Superbowl LII on February 4

The winner of Sunday's night game will either face quarterback Blake Bortles  and the Jacksonville Jaguars or quarterback Tom Brady (pictured, Sunday) and the New England Patriots in Superbowl LII on February 4

The winner of Sunday’s night game will either face quarterback Blake Bortles (left) and the Jacksonville Jaguars or quarterback Tom Brady (right) and the New England Patriots in Superbowl LII on February 4

The Eagles have appeared in the Super Bowl twice (XV and XXXIX), but have never won the Lombardi Trophy. 

Philadelphia’s last super Bowl trip was in 2004 against the New England Patriots. But prior to that game, the Eagles appeared in -and lost – three consecutive NFC championship games.

The Vikings arrived in Philadelphia on Saturday and were greeted by fans with a ‘Skol’ Chant outside their hotel.  



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