Fox32 With all the excitement of the big game, Philadelphia police are stepping up security for the city to make sure we all stay safe. With the Crisco not working as well as they thought it would after the last game. Police are using something new —something you’re not going to want all over you—gear oil. Regular gear oil is like the consistency of molasses. The guys over at Evans Gulf on Spring Garden know all about gear oil. They use it almost every day at the garage. They’re not big fans of the gooey substance. “It’s thick. You can’t get it off your clothes. It smells and really tough to clean up.” Sources say police plan to use a form of gear oil instead of Crisco oil to grease poles along Broad Street and up in the Northeast for Sunday nights expected Eagles celebration. Tom Flora says fans should be aware if you’re planning on wearing your favorite Birds jersey and scaling up a pole with this stuff on it. Well, good luck trying to clean your jersey. We went to H & Z Laundry on the Boulevard where customers told FOX 29 not even the Senior Super Load washer set on heavy soil will get gear oil out. Police also say fans who join the celebration will see more Philly and State Police. There will also be a lot mounted police on street corners. If things get out of hand, police in those so called “turtle”protective suits might come out, too. “We are about business, but we are also about letting people celebrate as long as it’s done peacefully,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said.
Philadelphia police rubbed Crisco on light poles in the city prior to the NFC Championship game in order to keep Eagles fans from climbing during the potential celebration, to protect fans from damaging the city as well as damaging themselves:
It was a good idea, but after the Eagles crushed the Vikings and won the NFC Championship, the resilience of Eagles fans overcame the Crisco. It didn’t work:
Before the Super Bowl, Philadelphia police have upped their game, they are rubbing gear oil instead of Crisco on the city’s light poles to prevent Eagles fans from climbing them in celebration. Or in a disappointment riot. Not only is gear oil extremely slippery, but it’s thick, and impossible to get out of your clothes as a double deterrent to Eagles fans. We here at SportSmasher.com believe in Eagles fans, and win or lose, we expect to be posting pictures of Eagles fans overcoming the gear oil and climbing light poles on Monday morning.