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Fans line the streets of Boston to celebrate Patriot's Super Bowl victory

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 02:21

Hundreds of thousands of Patriot's fans line the streets of Boston to celebrate the team's fifth Super Bowl victory.

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SHOWS: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 7, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF FANS CHEERING AND CONFETTI FLYING AS SUPER BOWL CHAMPION NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TRAVEL PARADE ROUTE 2. VARIOUS OF PARADE 3. JULIAN EDELMAN, PATRIOTS WIDE RECEIVER, LEADING FANS IN COUNTING TO FIVE -THE NUMBER OF SUPER BOWL VICTORIES THE TEAM HAS WON 4. VARIOUS OF CONFETTI PLUME 5. PATRIOT OWNER, ROBERT KRAFT, HOLDING THE LOMBARDI TROPHY 6. POLICE ALONG PARADE ROUTE 7. VARIOUS OF SCREAMING FANS CELEBRATING AS PARADE PASSES 8. PATRIOT'S QUARTERBACK, TOM BRADY, WAVING TO FANS 9 VARIOUS OF SCREAMING FANS 10. PATRIOT TIGHT END, ROB GRONKOWSKI, WAVING TO SCREAMING FANS 11. VARIOUS OF PARADE 12. SHIRTLESS FAN AND OTHERS PERCHED ON POST 13. VARIOUS OF FANS CELEBRATING AS PARADE PASSES BY STORY: Falling snow gave way to clouds of confetti as hundreds of thousands of New England Patriots fans decked out in team jerseys and knit caps packed Boston streets for a parade to celebrate their team's fifth Super Bowl victory on Tuesday (February 7). Stars including quarterback Tom Brady and wide receiver Julian Edelman tossed footballs to the crowd from a cavalcade of flatbed trucks and amphibious vehicles known as duck boats. Team owner Robert Kraft hoisted one of several silver Vince Lombardi trophies held by team members. Enthusiastic fans chanted "GOAT" an acronym for the 'greatest of all time' and "Brady" in reference to Patriot Quarterback Tom Brady, who just won his fifth career Super Bowl ring. This one capped a season in which Brady had to sit out the first four games as a league-imposed punishment for using under-inflated footballs during the 2015 playoffs, a scandal nicknamed "Deflategate." Patriot fan Leslie Cristello said she was very proud of the team. "I'm just so proud of our team and our city. We've overcome al lot in the past few years and I'm really proud, I'm really proud of them," Cristello said. Security was high for the parade with sand-filled dump trucks blocking key intersections off the route to prohibit a vehicle-mounted attack. Boston has ratcheted up security at public events since the deadly 2013 bombing attack on the Boston Marathon. The Patriots had trailed the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's Super Bowl by as many as 25 points before Brady rallied them to a 34-28 overtime victory. The city has seen 10 "duck boat" parades in the past 16 years as Boston's four major sports franchises collected a string of 10 championships. The Patriots won Super Bowl LI with the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history, beating the Falcons 34 to 28 after being down 25 points in the third quarter.

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Fans line the streets of Boston to celebrate Patriot's Super Bowl victory

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 - 02:21