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Philadelphia’s ‘CriscoCops’ have greased city’s light poles ahead of NFC title game

Philadelphia parties as Eagles make it to the Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 and now look forward to facing New England in Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. The Patriots are a 5- to 6-point favorite.
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The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 38-7 and now look forward to facing New England in Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4. The Patriots are a 5- to 6-point favorite.

One can’t help but think this will serve as motivation for the Minnesota Vikings.

On Sunday, Philadelphia police were spotted putting grease on the city’s light poles ahead of the NFC Championship Game. The reason? To stop Eagles fans from climbing the poles in celebration following their game against the Vikings.

Is that just a case of being prepared? Or was it overconfidence?

While the police were being called “CriscoCops,” Vikings fans were saying the grease would be used for making an omelet or to absorb the tears of Eagles fans.

Here is a look at the Philadelphia police at work:

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