Boston Police post details of the Tuesday Patriots parade, along with helpful hints that basically boil down to: Don't be a knucklehead.
This Isn't Loon Mountain!
Sooo glad that I'm out of town and thousands of miles distant for the madhouse that my work neighborhood becomes when this happens.
It is fun - once.
You should get out for once and enjoy the parade.
It sounds like they did, and it was fun....once.
I totally get it. My work isn't right on the route, but my commute will be entertaining with a train full of revelers.
Not intentionally - last time I had a meeting in another building and couldn't get back to my own without a long long walk along the parade route until I could use a T station to sneak under.
My son lost his first tooth during the first parade in 2002. Happy?
I thought you worked in the Seaport, which to say the least is separated from the parade area by a body of water.
Downtown. Husband works in Fort Point, so we do a lot of navigating.
I stand corrected.
I would use the parade to my advantage knowing that police will be busy standing around.
Why not just lure the mouthbreathing suburbanites down to Foxboro with promises of free Dunkies and scratch tickets and leave the rest of us alone.
The team brings zero business into the city, its like having a parade for the Fisher Cats
multigenerational connects to the city than the newbie influx over the past 20 odd years or less.Many of their parents, grandparents had ro flee the city due to out of control violent street crime and dangerous, deteriorating school system.Others had their neighborhoods torn down by urban renewal.
Busing was a long, long time ago, crime is no longer what it used to be and the city and state no longer tear down entire neighborhood for highways.
In the meantime, a couple of generations have passed and there are lots of people ACTUALLY LIVING IN BOSTON who pay taxes here, vote in local elections, get involved in neighborhood affairs and put their kids into local schools, who rightfully should have more of a say in what goes on in Boston than people living in Marshfield.
We won the Super Bowl! We did it! Everyone should go to the parade to celebrate our 6th win. Unbelievable. We will do it again next year!
Then why is there going to be no rally?
Once again, it's clear the City's attitude is "Let's get this over as soon as possible, no matter how many people we inconvenience by holding this event on a regular workday. And the excuses the City and the League give for having the parade two days after the game are the biggest pile of BS I've heard in a long time.
You live or work in the city, inconveniences happen.
Players are anxious to get home, get on with their lives. I give them credit for doing these parades for the fans. You put something like this off, even for a few days, players aren't going to be coming.
The players concerns, I am assuming is why these things are done so quickly.
2018 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors- parade on a Tuesday.
2018 Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals- parade on a Tuesday
2018 Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles- parade on a Thursday (an outlier.)
2014 Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks- parade on a Tuesday
2012 Super Bowl Champion New York (East Rutherford) Giants- parade in New York City on a Tuesday
2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs- the world's seventh largest gathering for a parade on a Friday.
So, yeah, in other cities the same thing happens. And there are people in those cities like you that piss and moan about these event happening days after the winning of what the teams won, but it ain't gonna change. Just start rooting against the local teams.
I didn't realize "we" won anything... what exactly did "we" do to win?
"We" made it all possible because we supported the team, watched the games, increased television ratings, subscribed to cable for ESPN, played fantasy, consumed kitsch advertising and purchased sponsor's products, purchased marked-up Patriots gear, purchased tickets, drank Bud Light, paid taxes to make up for police details and certain tax breaks etc...you get the idea.
You think the whole thing is a game - like a Little League game or something? It's a business, or more like a utility, even. The play on the field is incidental.
Its part of the fabric of our society, for the masses , entertainment for the many, not the few !
I saw it happen several times on Boylston Street near Copley Square. Sometimes the people on the boats threw the cans back into the crowd. No, I didn't take any photos of this.
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