'Crisco cops' grease light poles to stop fans from climbing

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- Workers in Philadelphia are greasing light poles in a bid to prevent fans from climbing up them after the NFC Championship game.

Officials say the grease should make the poles too slippery to climb.

The workers applying the grease are jokingly calling themselves the "Crisco Cops."

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The Philadelphia Eagles are hosting the Minnesota Vikings in the championship game on Sunday night. The winning team will earn a spot in the Super Bowl.

The Eagles have appeared in the Super Bowl twice (XV and XXXIX), but have never won the Lombardi Trophy. Philadelphia's last super Bowl trip was in 2004 against the New England Patriots. But prior to that game, the Eagles appeared in (and lost) three consecutive NFC championship games.

99-year-old Phil Basser, a lifelong Eagles fan, will be in attendance today after his family surprised with tickets as an early birthday gift. The Eagles have since upgraded him to a suite.