PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Since the Eagles’ Super Bowl, Philly is still soaring.
Could Eagles fever be leading to success in the city’s other sports?
The 76ers have won four straight. The Flyers have won four straight, including back-to-back road wins on the West Coast, capped off by that win over the red-hot Vegas Golden Nights.
The teams are 8-0 combined since the Eagles secured the Lombardi Trophy.
Historically, the idea that a win of one team equals winning seasons for other city sports teams is a little iffy. But as we’ve found, there is a definite impact on the spirit of fans.
“Champions breed champions and wins attract other wins so it’s definitely possible,” said Kaido Soomlais.
Lily Soomlais says, “Yeah, it’s the law of attraction, everyone gets behind the teams because they know what it feels like to win.”
“It gave everyone else the eyesight and that there is hope for Philadelphia,” Raymond Rayford said.
Will all of that enthusiasm help to inspire our other local sports teams?
“Whether it’s the Flyers, the Sixers, the Eagles, the Phillies, the comradery that we learned about over the last few days is amazing,” said Dr. Argie Allen Wilson, director of clinical training at Drexel University.
She says that following such a Super Bowl high, Philadelphia fans and our athletes must remain grounded.
“That’s sort of like the game of life. If your expectation is that you are going to win every game, you could be let out for some real disappointment when you don’t win,” Wilson says.
And that kind of pressure can impact player performance on our other Philly teams.
But there was a deeper Super Bowl takeaway according to Dr. Wilson that everyone can and should keep with them.
“We can sort of take that into the classroom and into the workplaces and say no matter what, no matter anyone who counts you out, just don’t quit,” said Wilson.