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Thread #167116   Message #4032669
Posted By: leeneia
06-Feb-20 - 09:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: NFL: 2020 Super Bowl / playoffs
Subject: RE: BS: NFL: 2020 Super Bowl / playoffs
Yesterday there was a parade in downtown Kansas City in honor of the win. I read that 1,000,000 people attended. This is hard to believe in an urban area with 2,000,000 people in it, but even if you cut it in half, it's impressive.

It was cold day with some sleet, yet the fans showed up. There was a rally at the end of the route, and even though the stand is 2 or 3 miles from our house, we could hear (but not understand) the speeches.

Today a reporter wrote that there were so many people, body heat kept one from feeling the cold (20F or so.) That may be, but I bet it doesn't warm up the feet, especially mine.

I wasn't there. For me, the great joys of retirement are:

    not having to get up in the morning
    not having to go out in the cold
    traveling whenever I want to.

The logistics of the parade interested me. In 2015, we had a similar parade after the Royals won the World Series, and the city learned some things. This parade included

   700 portapotties
   personnel from every law enforcement body in the region
   3 re-unification centers for lost children
   5 medical tents
   cell towers on wheels to provide additional service

At one point, our quarterback demonstrated his unerring aim by pouring beer into the mouth of a player on the street as the quarterback stood on the top of a moving doubledecker bus.