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Football fans can get a little, well, enthusiastic when it comes to their teams winning big. After big home games — of any sport, really — it’s pretty standard for there to be some kind of celebratory riot. Because, you know the best way to celebrate a big win is by jumping on top of things, climbing tall objects and generally putting yourself in physical danger. That’s what the players would want, right?

Ahead of games when there is more than a little potential for accidental self-inflicted harm in the post-game celebrations, authorities will generally take precautions to keep everyone safe, often with little success. This year, the powers that be in Philadelphia, where the Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings NFC Championship game was held Sunday, thought that they could discourage over-enthusiastic fans from climbing telephone and light poles in the streets by slicking them up with Crisco. Yeah, that’s right. Crisco. It was like they were trying to become a meme.

Sunday morning, while city crews spent their time literally slathering shortening on poles, Twitter spent their time mocking the poor public servants. The workers were dubbed the “Crisco Cops” and most people just took the effort as a challenge or a joke rather than a serious attempt at discipline. Chrissy Teigen, ever the voice of reason, wished that she could leave this earth in peace after reading the news.

Things went about as well as you would expect post-game. The Eagles had a stunning 38-7 victory over the Vikings, sending them to the Super Bowl on February 4 against the New England Patriots. And their fans were a little excited. When your team is heading to the Super Bowl, do you think a little kitchen grease is going to stop you from climbing a pole in celebration? NOPE.

Fans didn’t stop there either. They took to the streets, riding the tops of cars, burning a Tom Brady jersey (can you hear Chris Evans weeping?) and riding a dune buggy down the street for some reason. It was complete anarchy. Apparently there’s no earthly way too keep a super-fan down. Even if it’s for their own personal safety and the safety of others.

According to Deadspin, this isn’t the first time the city of Philadelphia has gone to such lengths to try to prevent pole-climbing fans. They Crisco-ed light posts ahead of the final World Series game in 2008 and the final National League Championship Series game in 2009. It didn’t work then either. But in a city that holds a “greased-pole climbing competition” every year (yes, seriously), what did you expect?

Better luck next time, City of Philly. Enjoy your Super Bowl.