Eagles Fans Flood Sports Apparel Stores after Super Bowl Win

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RUNNEMEDE, N.J. -

On Monday, February 5th, Philadelphia Eagles fans were in a happy, festive mood thanks to our region's favorite football team coming out victorious in Super Bowl LII.

“Man, it’s just been a whirlwind of emotions,” said Paul Breitenstine, a fan from Runnemede. “Just, finally for Philadelphia, we got the ring, you know? We’ve just been dying. The city deserves the Super Bowl more than anyone.”

Now fans all across South Jersey are hunting down sports apparel stores trying to find ways to support our "underdogs."

“Everybody’s excited; we’ve had Eagles chants going on at 8:30 this morning," said Rob Gurney, the general manager for Pro Image Sports of Runnemede. "Everybody['s] stopping in on their way to work to grab something to show off to their co-workers. So it’s been interesting.”

Representatives with Pro Image Sports in Runnemede were met by excited customers only seconds after the game ended last night.

The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots, 41-33.

When I saw the word "Final" ... I had to reread it like five times, because I couldn’t believe it.

That fan excitement carried over to the store where employees opened up their doors for the ecstatic crowd until 1:30 a.m. this morning.

“It’s been wild,” said Gurney. “We got the doors open this morning at 7 a.m., and it’s been non-stop ever since then.”

While there were plenty of smiles and “Fly Eagles Fly” chants, there were also quite a few tears.

“Tears of joy,” said Bob Berdie, a fan from Blackwood.

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“Like, I cried when they won,” said Breitenstine. “We’ve been dying for this. The city deserves it and we finally got it done and it feels so good.”

"When I saw the word "Final" ... I had to reread it like five times, because I couldn’t believe it,” said Taylor Tatum, a fan stocking up on gear from North Carolina.   

“[I] did not expect anything from this year,” said Jared Fox, of Blackwood. “And just to be able to be in the city and experience all that … [it's] something incredible … we’ll never forget.”

With shipments constantly flying in to the Camden County store, the manager says they’re just trying to keep up with the fan base, preparing for the victory parade in Philadelphia this Thursday, February 8th.

“Anything I can get, I’m going to grab it, I don’t even care,” said Breitenstine, while holding hangers filled with jackets, sweatshirts, and T-shirts. “Because I don’t know when they’re going back. You know, it’s been 52 years, so I just want to get as much as I can.”

A long-awaited win for our region's favorite football team.

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