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Super Bowl Win for Philly-Area Natives

A group of guys with local ties strike Super Bowl gold while a former Eagle loses his 1st Super Bowl

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Super Bowl Win for Philly-Area Natives

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Kareem McKenzie, who grew up in South Jersey, has now won two Super Bowls.

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One of the Eagles’ arch-rivals, the New York Football Giants, is the Super Bowl champion -- again.

It honestly hurt me to write that sentence.

Another year, another off-season to have Giants (and even Cowboys and Redskins fans for that matter) rub it in our faces that they have Super Bowl rings while the Eagles have none.

The Giants -- thanks to another miraculous catch, another set of unusual drops by sure-handed Patriots receivers and another late Pats collapse (just like 2008) -- beat the Patriots 21-17 on their way to their second Super Bowl championship over New England in the last four years.

At least the Super Bowl win comes as happy news to a handful of guys with Philly ties including former Penn Stater and Willingboro High School alum Kareem McKenzie who appeared in the game. And, four other guys who didn’t play including Conestoga High School graduate Mark Herzlich and Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School grad Da’Rel Scott -- who were inactive for the game -- and practice squad players like Cheltenham high School graduate Brandon Bing and West Chester University grad Dan DePalma.

But, the G-Men win came as a bittersweet moment for former Eagles linebacker Tracy White who recorded two tackles in a losing effort for New England in his first Super Bowl appearance.

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