April 03, 2018
Philadelphia has gone from national punchline to gold standard in a matter of one year.
With Villanova's 79-62 win over Michigan on Monday night, the team captured its second NCAA title in three years. On Thursday, there will be yet another parade in Center City, just two months after the Super Bowl champion Eagles hoisted Philadelphia's first-ever Lombardi Trophy.
It seems fair to say that three championships in a city in two years makes that city a city of champions. Now the world can get used to hearing it.
Eagles players took to Twitter after Villanova's victory to celebrate and let the good times roll.
Philly‼️‼️‼️‼️— Nelson Agholor (@nelsonagholor) April 3, 2018
Divincenzo... LETS GOOOO!!!— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) April 3, 2018
Major S/O to Villanova!! Philly stand UP!! 1st the SuperBowl now NCAA 🏀champions is say it's a great start to the year for sports in Philly!!!— Kenjon Barner (@KBDeuce4) April 3, 2018
Congratulations to the Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team on capturing their second title in three years! #CityOfChampions— Howie Roseman (@HowieRoseman) April 3, 2018
Plenty of others, from former Philly athletes to local figures and fans, also weighed in on what this streak of success means for Philadelphia.
Hey @Phillies WAKE UP: The #Villanova win marks the second athletic title in three months for the #Philadelphia area, following the @Eagles win over the New England @Patriots in the #SuperBowl #CITYOFCHAMPIONS??? #SOMUCHWINNING @NHLFlyers @sixers pic.twitter.com/iTX5bOxxxA— TheDogHollerer (@TheDogHollerer) April 3, 2018
Eagles chant in background of post game show😂 #CityofChampions— Drew Schmidt (@ProcessSavedMe) April 3, 2018
Philadelphia is the FIRST city with Super Bowl champions and national basketball champions in same year!#CityOfChampions 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆— Philly Sports (@PHLPhillySports) April 3, 2018
Ah Philly being a called a #cityofchampions is a dream come true and it's only gonna get better— Jess Maloney (@jessicabaloney) April 3, 2018
And finally, the great Charles Barkley, who says the Sixers will now win the NBA championship.