The most random and unusual Eagles jerseys spotted at the parade

Pelicans adjust Thursday travel plans to Philadelphia due to Eagles championship parade

Led by bikers, trucks and open-topped, double-decker buses carrying the players, the parade set off from the city's south side and was to make its way up Broad Street to the city centre, the cradle of USA independence.

As confetti fell around them, Eagles players, coaches, staff and their families celebrated atop some two dozen open-air buses that traveled the parade route amid throngs of cheering fans.

A Philadelphia Eagles fan on South Broad Street wears a David Akers jersey.

Both said they thought they would never see this day, but it was special to share it together.

PATCO also said having a ticket wouldn't necessarily mean fans will get a ride, and suggested people also consider walking across the almost 2-mile-long Benjamin Franklin Bridge. Visitors who might be in town for reasons other than feting Sunday's 41-33 win over the New England Patriots will still be able to visit places like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

It was an incredible show of support for the hometown team Thursday as the Eagles victory parade wound through the heart of Philadelphia.

Meanwhile schools, museums and the Philadelphia Zoo were shut down for the event.

Organizers said they prepared for as many as 2 million people to jam the parade route.

Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles thanked the roaring crowds from the "Rocky" steps at the art museum today, and Jason Kelce gave a rousing lecture on the meaning of the word underdog for Philadelphia. "In 2008, the Phillies won the World Series and in 2015 the Pope was here but the city has seen nothing like this".

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