Brady teams up with members of the SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Congressional delegations to introduce a resolution congratulating the Eagles

Feb 15, 2018

PHILADELPHIA --- As Philadelphia continues to bask in the blazing hot glow of the Philadelphia Eagles victory in Super Bowl LII, Congressman Bob Brady (PA-1) and members of the SE Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Congressional delegations have introduced a resolution congratulating the Eagles on their historic victory.

Brady said, “The Eagles overcame adversity and the naysayers and they prevailed and gave us an unforgettable and exciting  victory. The Eagles deserve our collective and bi-partisan thanks for this history making win.” The resolution is co-sponsored by: Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13); Matt Cartwright (PA-17); Ryan A. Costello (PA-06); Charles W. Dent (PA-15); Dwight Evans (PA-02); Brian K. Fitzpatrick (PA-08); Patrick Meehan (PA-07); Lloyd Smucker (PA-16); Frank A. Lobiondo (NJ-02); Thomas MacArthur (NJ-03); Donald Norcross (NJ-01); Bonnie Watson-Coleman (NJ-12); and, Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-AL).

The resolution celebrates the tenacity and can-do attitude of the team, coaches and staff while highlighting the love of Eagles’ fans.  It states “… the unforgettable Super Bowl LII victory was the culmination of decades of hard work by the Philadelphia Eagles’ organization, exceptional leadership, and unwavering support from Eagles’ fans around the world.” It also underlines the team’s rocky journey to the Super Bowl, including the loss of starting quarterback, Carson Wentz and its underdog status.

“The Philadelphia Eagles exemplify the grit and determination of the people of the Philadelphia region.  This Super Bowl victory was a win for the fans as well as the City of Philadelphia that continues to successfully showcase itself as a world class destination for all to see, visit and call home,” said Congressman Boyle.

“As a life-long Philadelphia Eagles fan, I’m excited to cosponsor this resolution congratulating  them on winning the Super Bowl. I commend Coach Doug Pederson and the entire team for all of the hard work they put into this season. It was a thrilling and well-deserved victory,” said Congressman Cartwright.

“I bleed green, and have since I was a little toddler. From Dick Vermeil to Buddy Ryan to some others I'd like to forget; from Mike Quick and Randall Cunningham to present day, I can still recite most of the lyrics to ‘Buddy's Watchin' You.’ I remember growing up watching the Eagles with my dad, occasionally going to the Vet to watch a game in the 700 level in winter gear. This was a special season and a special win. I take great pride in Philadelphia sports teams, and center Jason Kelce nailed the spirit of Birds fans with his speech,” said Congressman Costello.

“The City of Philadelphia is a City that never gives up. It’s our heart, passion and drive that keeps moving all of the neighborhoods in Philly forward. It was teamwork, commitment and persistence that allowed our Eagles’ to fly high towards a shared goal. That is what the Philadelphia region is all about. As a lifelong Philadelphian I’ve cheered on our Eagles all my life. I am so proud to join with colleagues to celebrate the Eagles’ historic Super Bowl victory. Fly Eagles Fly,” Congressman Evans said.

“I’ve been following the Eagles since I played 80 lb. football, and I’ve been rooting for them, even when it was hard to do,” Congressman Dent said. “It’s difficult to put in to words just how much this Super Bowl victory has meant to me, both as a Pennsylvanian and a fan. I’ve always viewed the Eagles by quarterback eras—from Norm Van Brocklin, to Roman Gabriel, to Ron Jaworski, to Randall Cunningham, to Donavan McNabb—but the Carson Wentz and Nick Foles dynamic has been such an impressive feat to witness, both in their ability to unify and rally their teammates and city, as well as their talent that brought a Super Bowl title to the city of Philadelphia. Go Birds!”

Sunday, February 4th marked an historic day for the city of Philadelphia and Eagles fans around the country as our beloved Birds lifted the Lombardi trophy for the first time. Super Bowl LII MVP Nick Foles led a stellar Eagles offense, becoming the first ever player to both throw and catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl, while our defense battles until the clock hit zero. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the team’s incredible front office and coaching staff led by Doug Pederson,” said Congressman Fitzpatrick. “I have waited my whole life to say this: The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions!”

Congressman MacArthur said, “The underdog Philadelphia Eagles defeating the New England Patriots was unforgettable and proves that hard work and determination pays off.  The head coach of the Eagles, Doug Pederson - a constituent of mine, showed tremendous leadership throughout the season and brought Philadelphia Eagles fans their first Super Bowl victory. South Jersey is proud of this team and their amazing win. Go Birds!”

“This Eagles season has been an inspiring story of overcoming adversity, selflessness and a dedication to teamwork that has made this team an example to others both on and off the field. They’ve shown America how to win with grace, humility and good humor,” said Rep. Meehan. “I congratulate Coach Doug Pederson, the entire Eagles organization and Eagles fans across the country on a well-deserved victory.”

“As a lifelong Eagles fan, I can safely say that South Jersey bleeds green just like our Philadelphia neighbors,” said Congressman Norcross. “Eagles fans have been flying high on the road to and from Super Bowl LII, it’s an amazing feeling that none of us will ever forget. The underdog story of this Eagles team, and their triumph in the face of adversity, mirrored the toughness and determination of our entire region. Our Eagles represent the spirit that makes our community so great, and now they are World Champions! Go Birds!”

Congressman Smucker said,” Facing mounting challenges and adversity, the Philadelphia Eagles embraced their underdog status and never relented. Their Super Bowl victory reverberated throughout our commonwealth, and won the hearts of football fans across the country. I am extraordinarily proud of the players, coaches, and staff, and am thrilled for Eagles fans everywhere.”

The resolution also quotes Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson, “Not only do we have the best fans in the world, we now have the best team in the world.”

When passed, the House Resolution will be entered into the Congressional Record, the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.