Given everything that happened this year, it was still quite a season.
On the same day the city IT department posted a photo proving Marty Walsh actually tweets, the mayor's office also announced the stakes of the obligatory bet with his counterpart in Denver over this Sunday's Patriots/Broncos game:
In the event that the Denver Broncos defeat the Patriots, Mayor Walsh will:
Wear Mayor Hancockâ€™s Denver Broncos jersey during a session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors next week.
- Deliver Mayor Hancock 5 lbs. of Bostonâ€™s famous chocolate turtles from Phillips Candy House in Dorchester.
Daniel Guzman is at Fenway Park, where Frozen Fenway has turned into Soggy Fenway and he has now experienced that oddest of things: a hockey game postponed on account of lightning.
He adds the PA started playing "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"
"Blount smokes Bills; Patriots roll" is (or was) the headline for a story at Boston.com about yesterday's Pats victory:
Well, at least we know what they're smoking over at 135 Morrissey Boulevard...
In the Globe today, Kevin Paul Dupont traces the history of the Redskins to Boston, including why the team got its name (nothing spectacular, has to do with a breakup with the ownership team of the Braves) and how it hired a fake Indian as its first coach.
The Boston Redskins vs. the New York Giants at Fenway Park, 1933:
Red Sox officials say they want to add three more places to buy hard liquor, add sales of beer in bottles and extend alcohol sales on Yawkey Way as a way to reduce crowding in the stadium during Red Sox games and other events at Fenway Park.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board this morning, Dennis Quilty, the team's licensing attorney, and Lawrence Cancro, the team's senior vice president of Fenway affairs, said Fenway's concourse was built in simpler times and cannot really handle the large flows of people who concentrate there in search of refreshments before games and events and in between innings.
The campus newspaper wishes BC fans hadn't spent their energies yelling "Fuck Northeastern" at a Friday hockey match:
The growing number of students who use obscenities in chants at home BC hockey games is unacceptable, and the student body and Athletics must move to end the practice.
UPDATE: Drunken/shirtless Napoli timeline - note that one of the last shirts he wore was a Marty Walsh tee.
Mark Garfinkel has come up with an update for Charlie on the MTA:
Well, let me tell you of the story of a man named Napoli
On a proud and memorable day.
He put ten cents in his pocket, kissed fans in a skirt, went barhoppin' without a shirt.
Conor Hanlon shows us a newly renamed pub in Newton Highlands.
NESN reports the victory boats will head down Boylston before splashing into the Charles.
BONUS: The MBTA reports that because of the parade, the Red Line will operate normally, with trains and everything, this weekend. The T had originally planned to bus riders over the Longfellow for track work.
The specific route.
Start on Boylston Street at Ipswich Street;
Left on Tremont;
Left on Cambridge Street;
Right on Blossom Street;
Finish in the Charles River
A concerned citizen files this request on Citizens Connect:
"John Farrell is not allowed to buy his own beer in this town ever again!" Please sign this ordinance into law immediately.
"Case noted," the city vaguely replies.
Love that dirty water!
Parade on Saturday, apparently.
Across the city, people were partying like it was 1918. Fireworks were shot off accross the region. Iza Rey reports:
Someone is driving really slowly down Centre St in JP and honking their horn in a repetitive pattern
A bunch of bananas joined the celebration. People walked to the Marathon finish line in the Back Bay and bent down and kissed it.
There were scattered reports of bottles and even shoes being thrown at cops along Boylston Street, from the Landmark Center to Park Drive, but nothing like the standard rioting at UMass Amherst.