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Eagles fans never needed that trophy after all

My entire life as a Philadelphia Eagles fan, which is indeed my entire life, I have had to endure that annoying question: “How many Lombardi Trophies have the Eagles won?”  There are variations, of course. How many Superbowls have they won?  How many rings do they have? We get it. The asker has always known the answer.  You see, this question has never been a sincere one.  It had always been asked by non-Eagles fans who know full-well that the Eagles, until early 2018, had won zero Lombardi Trophies.  The question was asked only to end an argument, to bring about embarrassment, or to assert superiority. Regardless of how good a season the Eagles were having, or how badly the other team was doing, the Eagles had simply never won a championship in the Superbowl Era, making them inferior regardless of how they were doing at the time. A full season and one preseason removed from the Eagles’ first Superbowl victory, I can say this in all sincerity: I never needed that trophy they kept asking …