And then he had a message for the visiting fans. Ross also acknowledged the Philadelphia tradition of climbing poles when they get a chance to celebrate and knows the city has to find a better solution than layering the city poles in grease.
It's been well over a week since the NFC Championship game, but the losing team's fan base has yet to let it go.
"We've been in the business for 13 years and we have our ups and downs", Zygi Wilf said. "So come on out, have a great time, and make sure you come back to visit us again".
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey played the role of proud Super Bowl host for much of the 54 second video that was released by Sports Illustrated. Several instances of violent behavior were reported from the January 21 game, including a group of Philadelphia fans caught hurling unopened beer cans at Minnesota fans walking through a tailgating lot on their way into Lincoln Financial Field while several players' families complained of harsh treatment from the local crowd.
Had they won, it would have been the first time National Football League history that a team would play in their home stadium for the Super Bowl. The fans are very exuberant for their teams, wherever they are. There were plenty of horror stories, including them throwing full beer cans at Vikings fans.
"Are we seriously welcoming the [bleep] Eagles fans?"
Eagles fans have been known to be ruthless.
Lurie still doesn't believe these things make the Eagles fanbase worse than, say, NY fans or Boston fans, two groups also known to be pretty passionate.
But what about the drunk Birds fans among us who aren't viral sensations?