Even in a metropolis that hates each groups like a 7-year-old hates broccoli, Eagles and Patriots followers abound.
“Eagles followers in New York know that is the bar to return to,” Aaron Hoffman, 40, who owns Wogies, an Eagles bar in Greenwich Village.
At 5 p.m. Sunday, a full 90 minutes earlier than Tremendous Bowl LII kicked off, Wogies was already at capability and turning followers away. The kitchen was so backed up that Hoffman needed to flip off the restaurant’s Seamless orders.
“We had been the primary Eagles bar 14 years in the past,” Hoffman mentioned proudly.
“Clearly N.Y. is hostile territory for us so, again then, we weren’t fashionable, and had been getting cursed at and that type of factor. However Eagles followers know they’ve a spot to return to right here.”
Eagles fan, Allie Mansueto, 31, made the trek to Wogies from Washington Heights along with her husband to look at the sport.
“I am from a state that does not have knowledgeable sports activities workforce, so I married into the Eagles,” mentioned Mansueto, an Iowa native.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots at U.S. Financial institution Stadium
“We got here to Wogies for the sense of camaraderie amongst the followers. We have been coming right here for 4 years. And so they have legit cheesesteaks. I like that they provide the possibility of cheese whiz. That is what makes it official.”
At The Three Monkeys, a Patriots bar in Midtown the tables had been full and it was standing room solely two hours earlier than kickoff.
“To this point there has solely been one Eagles fan right here, and she or he was a sweetheart and she or he left simply because,” mentioned co-owner and supervisor Kieron Crampsey, 36.
He mentioned there’s banter amongst followers however no severe altercations.
“Even when the Giants had been enjoying the Patriots within the Tremendous Bowl, there was no B.S. or hating,” Crampsey mentioned. “Final 12 months, Jets followers got here in simply to be obnoxious. They undoubtedly got here simply to hate on the Patriots. There’s the banter going backwards and forwards however identical to busting chops.”