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If you are an American sports fan, specifically following the NFL, you will have heard that the Philadelphia Eagles have made it to the Super Bowl.

The last time the team made the final match of the NFL season was in 2005 and they have only played in it once previous to that, in 1981.

Needless to say that this is a pretty big deal for the city and after they beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, fans were determined to party in the streets until the break of dawn.

In preparation for this, the local council and law enforcement told businesses on the Frankford and Cottman Avenues to protect their properties from the raucous crowds.

Strangely there were also groups of officials dubbed "Crisco Cops" who had been sent out to grease up street lights and poles to prevent climbing.

A sensible move from the city, on paper, as it would prevent anyone from climbing, and therefore from falling and getting seriously injured.

However, these are excited sports fans. Present them with an obstacle and they'll try to overcome it.

And overcome it they did.

Hours after the final score, dozens of videos materialised online of fans climbing the poles, with ease, much to the delight of onlooking spectators.

Warning: There is some strong language in these videos.

Luckily there have been no reports of anyone getting injured during the celebrations but we are still waiting for an update on the condition of this man:

According to Mashable, Philadelphia sports fans have a long running history of trying to climb poles that have been lathered in grease.

In happened in 2008 and 2009 when the city's baseball team The Phillies were victorious.

Just like on those two occasions, the fans overcame the grease on Sunday and had fun.

Even the Philadelphia Police found it amusing.

HT Mashable

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