As always with sports, there’s mixed feelings, depending on if your favorite team won or lost the match. The stakes were high this past weekend in the NFL as four teams played for a chance at the biggest game of the year, the Super Bowl.
After trailing for the majority of the game, the New England Patriots narrowly edged out the Jacksonville Jaguars. Quarterback Tom Brady will now compete for a historic sixth Super Bowl ring. But Jags fans cried controversy after losing the game, saying the referees in New England seemed to be on the Patriots’ side.
— Shuj' (@ChocMilkSheikh) January 21, 2018
— Melina Myers (@melinasphotos) January 21, 2018
Meanwhile in Philadelphia, the Eagles completely crushed the Minnesota Vikings’ dreams of playing in the big game. Philly fans wasted no time in celebrating their team’s victory — in odd and intrusive ways.
They took over the streets of downtown Philadelphia:
— Sophia (@sophrosato) January 22, 2018
They blocked the Vikings players’ bus, then threw trash at it:
Eagles fans pelting a Vikings bus with bottles, cans, whatever they can find to throw (la410rod_official/IG) pic.twitter.com/CmOWV5iZA2
— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) January 22, 2018
They even climbed street poles, a dangerous Philly tradition rooted so deep, police actually tried to prevent the climbers by greasing the poles with Crisco. The officers were given the affectionate nickname Crisco Cops.
Good morning from Philly where crews from the city are greasing the light poles with Crisco to prevent #Eagles fans from climbing after the #NFCChampionshipGame tonight. #Vikings pregame coverage starts at 3 on FOX9. They call themselves the #CriscoCops pic.twitter.com/w1ZkYWZhYG
— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) January 21, 2018
Sadly, the Crisco Cops’ efforts were for naught:
While football fans rejoiced, or sulked, after yesterday’s games, celebrities were a bit calmer during the wins and losses at the SAG Awards. Call Me by Your Name actor Timothée Chalamet graciously lost the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor. Instead, Gary Oldman took home the prize for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
While Chalamet merely nodded at losing the award, the internet lit up with angry responses on his behalf.
— ashley (@revofash) January 22, 2018
Twitter again got overly excited over Sterling K. Brown’s historic wins at last night’s awards show. The This Is Us star became the first African-American actor to win the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series. The internet was thrilled to see Brown take home the honor.
— Carine M.K. (@CarineK) January 22, 2018
Sterling K. Brown recieved the best leading actor Golden Globe, Emmy and SAG for the same role this year, WOW
— Yuri. (@YuriFleed) January 22, 2018
Brown also celebrated with a post of his own.
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