BOSTON (CBS) — New England Patriots players and staff rallied fans at Boston City Hall Tuesday afternoon at the conclusion of the team’s Super Bowl victory parade.
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According to the Boston Police, one million people braved the snow and cold temperatures to see the Patriots roll through the city on duck boats.
“It can rain, sleet, snow–it’s New England, we’re used to it,” one fan told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe. “We’ll be ready for anything, we wouldn’t miss this for the world.”
Coach Bill Belichick led the crowd at City Hall Plaza in a chant of “No days off!”
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Team members held all five of their Lombardi Trophies as the crowd chanted “We want six!”
Earlier, fans came out before sunrise to pack the streets of Boston.
Brady hoisted the team’s new Lombardi Trophy high above the crowds at the team’s duck boat victory parade.
Some fans were lined along the Boylston Street route hours before the parade’s 11 a.m. start time.
The duck boats carried team members from the corner of Dalton and Boylston Streets past Copley Square and Boston Common, ending the route at City Hall Plaza.
WBZ-TV’s Levan Reid caught Julian Edelman as he was getting ready to board a duck boat. The Patriots wide receiver said he thinks he caught mono after the Super Bowl victory, but that he wasn’t going to let it get in the way of a great rally.
“I’m like, terribly sick right now,” Edelman said. “But I’m gonna grind through for the New England Patriots nation, let’s go!”
Boston Police were out in full force along the route.
The heavy turnout caused several delays on the MBTA, with Transit Police warning to expect delays at Back Bay and South Station.
This was the tenth sports championship celebration in Boston in the past 15 years.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports