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ICYMI: Honoring the Super Bowl LII Champion Philadelphia Eagles

February 8, 2018
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Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) honored the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles this week on winning the franchise's first Lombardi Trophy.

On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) introduced a resolution to honor the Eagles and their Super Bowl LII championship victory on February 4, 2018 against the New England Patriots.

Senator Toomey also went to the Senate floor to highlight the momentous occasion that Philadelphia Eagles fans have waited a lifetime for: watch Senator Toomey's full remarks.

Excerpts:

• "The Eagles improbable Super Bowl run came in the face of numerous injuries, the doubts from naysayers, and odds makers who installed the Eagles as underdogs in every playoff game they played."

• "The team was led by Doug Pederson, a coach who, entering this season, was doubted by pretty much every talking head. Not only did Coach Pederson make these pundits look foolish, but in the Super Bowl he beat the best coach in NFL history by deploying one of the greatest offensive game plans the NFL has ever seen."

• "The Eagles "next man up" mentality was incredible to witness. Over the course of the season, the Eagles lost: a hall of fame left tackle, their amazing middle linebacker, the best pound-for-pound player in football and still steamrolled through the NFC with a 13-3 record. However, perhaps in the greatest example of the "next man up" mentality in NFL History, Nick Foles took over for Carson Wentz at quarterback when Wentz was lost late in the season...the fact that Nick Foles stepped in and was able to guide the team to the Super Bowl is the stuff legends are made of."

• "If you turn on sports radio in Philadelphia, you learn the passion of the fan base is exceptional. This is because the Eagles are more than a football team to its fans. They are deeply woven into the fabric of the entire region's culture. The mood of the region rides on the outcome of previous week's game."

Leading up to the big game, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) placed a friendly wager with Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Ed Markey (D-MA). With the Eagles soaring to an underdog victory, Senators Warren and Markey made good on their bet and delivered an assortment of Massachusetts beers including brews from Jack's Abby of Framingham, Notch of Salem, Flying Dreams of Worcester and Cisco of Nantucket on Thursday, February 8th.