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‘It’s a Philly thing’: Eagles join Phillies, Union in pursuit of championship

‘It’s a Philly thing’: Eagles join Phillies, Union in pursuit of championship

Reached the championship stage of your sport? It must be a Philly thing.

The Philadelphia Eagles‘ 31-7 win over San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game to clinch a spot in the Super Bowl on Feb. 12 (only on FOX and the FOX Sports app). It also made the Eagles the third Philadelphia professional sports team in the past six months to reach the respective championship round.

The Philadelphia Union MLS and MLB Philadelphia Phillies reached the MLS Cup Final and the World Series respectively in 2022.

It has been more than 40 years since Philadelphia sports have seen this level of winning. In 1980 under the leadership of Julius Erving Philadelphia 76 reached the NBA Finals Phyllis reached the NHL World Series Philadelphia Flyers reached the Stanley Cup and the Eagles to the Super Bowl (in January 1981).

Of those three, however, only the Phillies finished with a win Kansas City Royals in six games, while the 76ers, Flyers and Eagles lost their respective championships.

This time, it looks like the Eagles need to ensure that the team from Philadelphia ends up with a championship. The Union lost Art LAFC in the 2022 MLS Cup Final, and the Phillies lost the 2022 World Series in six games against Houston Astros.

Few other cities have experienced similar cross-sport success in recent years. NHL Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2020 and 2021, while the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl in early 2021 and Tampa Bay Rays of MLB made it to the 2020 World Series, but lost Los Angeles Dodgers.

2018 year New England Patriots and 2018 Boston Red Sox won the Super Bowl and World Series, respectively, and in 2018-19 Boston Bruins The NHL lost St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup Finals.

“They deserve a trip to the Super Bowl”

Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen talk about how the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers and returned to the Super Bowl.

The Eagles do have some history on their side heading into this Super Bowl. According to FOX Sports Research, they became just the fifth team ever to win the division and conference championship in the NFL playoffs by 21 points each. The remaining four teams would win the Lombardi Trophy.

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