By Marissa Burd
The wait is over. On the most recent Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles took home the Vince Lombardi trophy and made the game one for the books.
With only two minutes left in the fourth quarter of the game and the score at 32-33, with the New England Patriots ahead, the ball was fumbled.
The Eagles then scored the final touchdown of the game, ending it with a score of 41-33.
The win marked nearly 58 years since the Eagles won a national title.
The 1960 NFL Championship was hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the Eagles won the game 17-13 against the Green Bay Packers. They were the first team to defeat coach Vince Lombardi and his “packers” in the playoffs.
The trophy awarded to the winning Super Bowl team was named after Lombardi in 1970 when he passed from cancer.
Since then, the team from Pennsylvania has only made it to three Super Bowls.
In 1981, the Eagles lost to the Oakland Raiders and in 2005, they lost to the Patriots.
Thirteen years later, the Eagles redeemed themselves against the Patriots and won Super Bowl LII.
Coach of the Eagles, Doug Pederson, told newsource sbnation "I trust my instincts. In games like this against a great opponent, you have to make those tough decisions and keep yourself aggressive."
Many fans have waited their entire lives to finally see their favorite team from Philly win a single Super Bowl.
These excited fans crowded the streets in the city of Philadelphia after the team’s victory on Thurs., Feb. 8 at a celebratory parade, where approximately 700,000 people gathered.
Temple University, located in Philadelpia, closed for the day and freed students from their classes. Other schools in the area, like Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania, closed for the day as well.