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
Sports fans climb lamp posts in celebration, they climb them in anger — making this just solid planning on the city’s part. Emotions are going to be high and Eagles fans have been waiting for another shot at the Super Bowl for a long time. Part of me hopes any would-be lamp post climber doesn’t hear about this, just in case they go after the game to scale one and we have Wile E. Coyote-esque scenes on the streets of Philly.
Shout out to the city workers who are up early on a Sunday in near-freezing conditions greasing lamp posts with commercial-sized vats of Crisco. Y’all the real MVPs.