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The Empire State Building has a long history of being lit up in specific colors to celebrate sporting events or other events.
But the Eagles won the NFC title?
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The building did just that after Philadelphia secured its Super Bowl berth with a 31-7 win over the 49ers on Sunday. Not only are Philadelphia and New York longtime sports rivals, the Eagles knocked out their hated NFC East rivals, New York Giants, from last week’s playoffs.
However, the Empire State Building was lit up in green and white Sunday night and confirmed on its official Twitter account that the color choice was indeed because of the Eagles.
As the lights quickly went viral on social media, New Yorkers weren’t all that excited.
The Eagles will play either the Chiefs or the Bengals in the Super Bowl on February 12, only on FOX and the FOX Sports App. No word yet on whether any buildings in Denver or Cleveland will be celebrating the AFC championship after that game.
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