Sylvester Stallone poses with Eagles’ Lombardi Trophy in Philly (pic)
Sylvester Stallone of course is synonymous with the City of Brotherly Love because of the “Rocky” film series. And it turns out he is quite the Philadelphia Eagles fan as well, saying he “idolized” the team as a youngster.
Stallone, currently in Philly shooting “Creed 2,” just so happened to have his trailer parked right outside Lincoln Financial Field this week. Sly showcased his proximity to the Linc in an Instagram post.
What probably made Sly’s day, however, is how he got to hoist the Eagles’ Lombardi Trophy, secured courtesy of a thrilling victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Stallone posted a photograph of him proudly holding the trophy, one attained through the “blood, sweat, and tears” of Eagles players that ended the decades-long suffering of the team’s loyal fan base.
Stallone’s connection to Philadelphia evidently goes further than simply being the city where “The Italian Stallion” rose up against all odds to turn into a boxing champion. Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stallone called Philly home at some point during the 1960s.
Still, given the Eagles were hailed as underdogs throughout their run to Super Bowl glory, it’s oddly fitting to see someone who portrayed none other than Rocky Balboa holding the team’s Lombardi Trophy.