Boston set a record earlier this week for the snowiest seven-day period on record, according to WCVB-TV in Boston.
The weather was bad enough that the parade through downtown to celebrate the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks was postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday to allow the city to dig out from under another dumping of snow it received courtesy of Winter Storm Linus.
But for one kid who was on one of the vehicles carrying the victorious Patriots over the parade route, 36-degree temperatures and 12-mph winds Wednesday morning weren’t enough to stop him from enjoying the parade the way one is apparently supposed to be enjoyed.
If there is an advantage to teams that win championships in the National Hockey League and National Basketball Association, it is that their parades are held in June, when the weather is generally warm and going shirtless doesn’t put one at risk of contracting pneumonia, frostbite or, at the very least, permanent goose bumps.
Parades for World Series champions—usually held in late October or early November—can be dicey from a weather standpoint, depending on the locale.
But for the NFL, February is winter unless the winning team happens to be in Florida or somewhere else where winter conditions are milder.
Boston? Not so much.
- Phil Watson