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is the philadelphia eagles. they have come home as super bowl champions but the party is far from over. we've got "action news" reporter chad pradelli at philadelphia international airport tonight annie mccormick is live at the art museum with details about parade plans. spoiler alert it's on thursday. vernon odom is live at the airport greeting eagles fans on their return from minneapolis and nydia han is on the parkway with late word on hotel bookings. chad, let's begin with you on the return of the conquering heroes. >> reporter: yeah, jim good to be on top. about 200 to 300 fans arrived here atlantic aviation about 1 o'clock this afternoon waiting ford birds to arrive back here in philadelphia and when they touched down just after 2:45 it went wild. owner jeffrey lurie emerged from the chartered american ght and hoisted the lombardi trophy. he then handed it to head
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coach doug pederson who saluted the fans. >> i can't even put it into words it's so surreal its my biggest birthday wish come true. >> it's a dream. i'm waiting for somebody to pinch me and wake me up. any minute i'm waiting to hear that alarm clock go off and tell me to go to work. >> reporter: after deboarding lurie pederson and several players made their way to the fence to give fans an up close glimpse of the shining new hardware. >> ii thought i was going to pass out. ninety-first thing they did when they got off that plane was hold up that trophy. >> reporter: the police escort took the team to novacare complex. players then hopped in their vehicles and left to a throng of jubilant fans who are ready for their big party thursday, the parade down broad. >> are you ready for this parade. >> oh, yes, thursday can't come fast enough. >> reporter: school today. >> unfortunately, yeah. and he's missing thursday too. >> reporter: yes, this is certainly a city overcome with
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joy. live outside of atlantic aviation chad pradelli channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, chad. one player who did not make the trip back to philadelphia with the team, quarterback nick foles. he had a date with mickey mouse. the m.v.p. made a detour to orlando for the traditional super bowl parade through disney world's magic kingdom this afternoon. we're already getting word from school districts that they will be closed on thursday for the parade. that includes philadelphia public and archdiocesan schools. let's switch live to the philadelphia museum of art and annie mccormick, annie, you've got some details about parade plans. >> reporter: we have some early details jim that we do want to share with you. more details will come tomorrow but you see how many people showed up at the airport in chad's story. imagine how many people are going to show up for this parade. early estimates they may be between one and 2 million people. parade preps are now in full swing. here on the art museum steps
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crews began assembling a stage this morning. by city hall private contractors put up generators and equipment to strengthen wifi and cell phone signals for parade goers. fans anticipated this celebration. >> we didn't want to jinx it and make anything official but now that it's going to happen, you know, i'll be here. >> reporter: all of the route details are not released yet but the city announced today the parade will begin in south philadelphia at broad and pattison and will head north presumably along broad street and then to the ben franklin parkway. the city confirms it will end at the art museum. >> i live actually a couple steps from here so i'll be in the center of it all. >> reporter: the city quietly began organizing ahead of the big win. tom gannon scouted the area today. he owns the nick's roast beef northeast location and will have a food truck here. >> make an application and i think 25 trucks are going to be here. >> reporter: bud light announced they'll provide free beer making good on a promise with eagle lane johnson if he
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won the super bowl. tentatively the parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. expect a celebration. >> i get off at 2:00. we're going to celebrate all wear green. i'm going to dye my locks green. >> i love philly. i've been coming here for 45 -- i been coming here about 20 years. never had a dull moment here. >> reporter: even a patriots fan wouldn't miss. >> i'm going to wear my patriots shirt. i'm going to dust it off and be like we should have won. >> reporter: and those crews that began building that stage this morning are actually still out here. we saw them bringing out some studio equipment presumably for day on the stage. also we're hearing that now police are putting up parking restrictions in certain areas along that parade route but we're going to find out all of those details about the parade tomorrow morning when the city holds a news conference. for now reporting live from the art museum steps annie mccormick channel6 "action news." jim, back to you. >> thank you, annie. "action news" reporter
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vernon odom is live outside the american airlines terminal at phl. vernon, eagles nation is coming back with life long memories of super bowl lii. >> reporter: indeed jim and they have plenty of them. despite the time they spent in the icebox city of minneapolis [cheers and applause] >> reporter: eagles fans arrived home from minnesota today, they were greeted like conquering heroes themselves. american airlines says theut ane last monday on 15 different >> it was beyond incredible vern northern. it-- vernon. it was a great experience. to be there as a longstanding football fan it was great. >> reporter: it was a rollercoaster manou didn't know what was going to happen. >> you need your nitroglycerin for your heart. >> i had no doubt.
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tom brady's got nothing on the eagles. >> reporter: each devotee talked about the rollercoaster ride they were on in minnesota last night as the heavy weight fighters went toe to toe for three and a half hours. >> a very stressful fourth quarter but the eagles pulled it out as we knew they would. >> it was like a heavy weight fight. >> reporter: for nick foles he has risen from the ashes like the phoenix when his time came he stepped up to his rendezvous with destiny. >> we were excited. nick foles showed up. it's great for the city. it's great for the eagles. it's been a long time coming but we earned this and we took them down and we're excited about it. >> reporter: jim, broad street now the canyon of victory for eagles faithful. no longer the boulevard of broken dreams. i'm vernon vernon odom channel6 "action news" at the philadelphia international airport. jim. >> you can be poetic, can't he? thank you vernon. as you saw last night live
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on channel6 hundreds of thousands took to the streets of philadelphia to celebrate the eagles historic win and while most reveled responsibly there were a few celebrations that turned chaotic. a few windows were broken at macy's. traffic lights were brought to the ground in several locations and a car was flipped at broad and walnut right in front of the bellevue. an awning at the ritz-carlton collapsed after people were climbing on top of it. police say there were some arrests and more could be coming as they look at surveillance video. philadelphia's newspapers commemorating the birds' historic win were a hot commodity today. fans stocked up on the super bowl souvenirs at newsstands throughout the city. the philadelphia inquirer shows the headline at last! you can see it sort of. the philadelphia daily news went with one for the ages splashed across the front page and of course the philadelphia tribune said it is eagles
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mania. "action news" reporter nydia han live on the parkway near the logan hotel. nydia the city's hotels will be sold out on a tuesday in early february and that's a bonus thanks to the eagles and the paradism jim, that is exactly right. hotels along the parade route will be jam packed. they already are. it is a great thing. and yes, rooms are fully committed but there are other places where you can still get a terrific seat to watch the parade up close and personal. it is a good monday on broad street. >> everybody's yelling screaming go eagles as they're walking by and everybody's smiling and it's exciting. >> reporter: the smith family from woodbury new jersey already has a parade plan. >> i'm so excited and i'm going make a sign. >> i'm going to draw a picture of a underdog and i'm bringing it up in the air at the parade. >> good afternoon thanks for
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calling double tree. select hotels offer some of t best views of broad street and the parkway and while all rooms are booked for wednesday through friday, at last check, some private event spaces are still available for parade day. some restaurants and bars still have availability, too. including one that seats hundreds at the logan. >> they can still come here and watch the parade. we have urban farmer patio which is right on the parkway so you can watch it from there. >> reporter: urban farmer has a bar that will be oped to people without a reservation. plus the logan has this most coveted viewing area upstairs. >> there will be watch the parn here. >> this may or may not be blic on thursday. >> that's correct. we've had a lot of people asking about just renting it out for the parade and inviting 200 of their closest friends their companies just to sit out here and watch the parade anoy tmsssibly a sports team will be up here. >> possibly a favorite philadelphia sports team maybe, yes. that's green. >> reporter: green, eagles, did you catch that. so, one more place along the
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parkway where you can get a great view of the parade is con murphy's pub. i called today and they told me doors will open at 6:30 a.m. on thursday. it will be first come first served. live along the parkway, i'm nydia han channel6 "action news." jim. >> nydia, thank you. we suggest you fly on over to for complete coverage of your super bowl champions. there you can read today's headlines from newspapers across the country and take especially from boston and take a look at how eagles fans celebrated the big victory throughout the tri-state area. coming up on "action news" tonight the united states supreme court weighs in on pennsylvania's battle to redistrict the state's congressional map. plus, the future for nick foles. ducis rodgers with what's up next for the backup quarterback who turned super bowl m.v.p., cecily. >> we're dry for now. tracking a system for wednesday morning. winter storm watch for the poconos. that's where we'll see the highest accumulation of snow
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but all of us will have a messy wednesday morning commute. i'll have all the details and the victory parade forecast in the accuweather 7-day. >> those stories, much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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districts despite an effort by republicans to block a court or alito denied the request to hear emergency appeals by gop leaders. pennsylvania's supreme court threw out the existing map last month saying it violates the state constitution because it unfairly benefited republicans. it will be hard to top yesterday for one couple. they witnessed the eagles win their first super bowl and they also welcomed a boy. little carson's parents will have quite a story to tell when he grows up. chris and jacqueline were hosting a super bowl party when they realized their baby was on the way. they rushed to virtua hospital in voorhees during the second quarter and 30 minutes later the baby arrived. that's before the end of halftime. ut fortiss four weeks early perf >> i got to watch my very first football game with my son was the eagles winning the super bowl. so, i mean, it couldn't have got any better than that.
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>> conquering heroes have returned as did this guy. >> somebody on the air told me i had to be back to work and i somehow got back here. you may not see me at 11:00, though. 90 minutes of sleep last night. >> awww. >> you didn't sleep did you? neither did i neither did the eagles. i got their name wrong. they're the super bowl champion eagles. today they returned to philadelphia with one extra passenger. there is the lombardi trophy in coach pederson's hands. the team touched down at philadelphia international airport shortly before 3:00 this afternoon. the eagles received a hero's welcome as hundreds of
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were there to greet them and the trophy. nick foles' life is about to change for the better. that's what happens when you're named a super bowl m.v.p. foles was still some minneapolis this morning to pick up the hardware from the commissioner himself. from backup qb to super bowl m.v.p. sounds like the plot of an inspirational movie. what will happen to foles next year though? will he still be the backup? he's not ready to talk about that just yet. >> i'm not really worried about my future right now. i'm grateful to be a part of the philadelphia eagles. i said when i signed with the eagles. i take a lot of pride in wearing the philadelphia eagles jersey and i enjoy being here. such a great team. i'm excited for carson wentz coming back healthy. i get to work with him every day. dude's a stud and i'm just living in the moment.
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>> ultimate team player. last night's game felt like a prize fight. both teams combined for 1,161 yards of total offense an nfl record for any game let alone a super bowl. trailing by one with two minutes to go foles hit zach ertz. eagles up eight, the play of the game, they hadn't got to tom brady all night. there brandon graham wetterich sac. derek barnett the birds counter super bowl champions for the first time in their storied history. 41-33 is the final. if you don't know how happy the players are, listen to this. >> i don't even know what to say. this is like -- i'm just letti this soak in right now. it feels so good. so it. they've been asking for it for so long. they deserve it and we gave it to them. >> a quote from rocky balboa the movie before every single game and the quote is and it
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summed up this whole entire season. it ain't about how hard you can hit it's the about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. >> happy for our crew. getting hoarse a little bit. after a couple days you realize what you done but feels good in the moment. >> many players said this was the 2004 team. those players came so close but couldn't get the job done. brian westbrook and brian dawkins joined in the celebration last night. >> this team has never stopped believing even though when the outside world begin to doubt them when guy after guy went down this team continued to rally amongst themselves and found a way. continued to find a way. >> brian dawkins 2017, 18 super bowl champions philadelphia eagles, bring it home to philly. >> man stop trying -- >> they were having a good old time. great weekend for brian
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dawkins as well entered the pro football hall of fame. >> right. thank you ducis. >> cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪
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>> we've been watching minneapolis for a week but we might have a winter storm headed this way. >> yes, yes, for wednesday morning really sloppy. dry conditions after that for the parade so that's the good news. tonit uiet conditions. live on sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline. still have a lot of green out there, eagles green and now that eagles are super bowl champions, all eyes really on the weather forecast for thursday. it will be dry with a mixture
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of clouds and sunshine but it will be very chilly. at 9 o'clock when a lot of people are heading out there, 28 degrees. when the parade steps off 30 degrees. by the afternoon only in the low to mid 30's but you factor in those winds out of the northwest up to about 25 miles per hour. wind chills will be in the low 20's so if you're going town to down to the parade bundle up and dress in layers and even tonight it's pretty chilly out there. taking a look at temperatures currently philadelphia 31 degrees allentown 27, cape may 31. trenton 29 but we've had wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour today. there's easing off but still there's enough of a breeze to create wind chills generally in the 20's and teens. so, the winds diminish overnight. the clouds roll in. satellite and radar showing there's asystem that's bringing some snow near chicago. most of the moisture with this misses us to the north but it will spread clouds overnight and maybe a few snow showers in the far north and west suburbs of the lehigh valley and the poconos.
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overnight low 24 in philadelphia. it's a cold night. allentown 15. cape may 23. wilmington and trenton 21 degrees. tomorrow we start the day with clouds. sunshine is back by the afternoon and temps about ere they should be for this time of the year. 41 degrees by 3 o'clock. the normal high for this time of the year is 42. but then wednesday morning is when our next system pulls in and timing is horrible with this. looks like it will be arriving right in time for the wednesday morning commute. south jersey, southern delaware mainly rain. icing along i-95. accumulating snow to the northwest before the changeover to rain happens by the end of the day, so wednesday morning we're looking at about a coating to an inch of snow and sleet. the i-95 corridor intooer eighty four -- interior south jersey. one to 3-inches of snow and threatt before the changeover to rain. across northern lehigh valley and the poconos we're looking
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at three to 6 inches of snow before you get that mixing on wednesday so the wednesday morning commute is going to be a problem. we've issued an accuweather alert for that. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast clouds tomorrow morning sunshine by the afternoon, the high 42. wednesday morning that wintry mix could really complicate the morning commute with eventual changeover to rain 44. thursday for the parade, it's dry, partly sunny, brisk and chilly, 34. we bump it up to 38 degrees on friday as the clouds build in and it's going to be a pretty mild weekend. on saturday it's mostly cloudy, 47. sunday up to 51. the trade-off is another rainy sunday with periods of rain and then we begin to dry things out on monday with a high of 44 degrees. and i will have new details on the wednesday morning system coming up in "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> thank you cecily. fi students in willow grove formed a human reading chain today. the kids at willow make that willow hill
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elementary school behind the halls and took part in the 28th annual national african-american read in. for 30 minutes they read books by african-american authors. the older students were paired up with the i didn't knower students and read to them out loud. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ k
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