A THANKFUL PHILLY WELCOMES CONQUERING HERO VILLANOVA!

For the 1,500 fans who came to greet the Wildcats, some standing as long as two hours in the frigid temps after the Cats’ arrival time was delayed and the others who lined the streets on the buses route to flash a “V” sign, Villanova’s victory is as much cathartic as it is celebratory.

Winning and Philly don’t exactly go hand-in-hand. When the Wildcats take to the Center City streets for a Friday afternoon parade, they will be the first to march through in celebration since the Philadelphia Soul in 2009. And the Soul’s Arena Football League title celebration was basically a handful of block strollers than a full-on parade.

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http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/114681/villanova-returns-as-heroes-to-a-city-starved-for-winners

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