For the fourth time since the winter of 2002, the Patriots took to the streets of Boston for a championship parade and celebration with hundreds of thousands of adoring New England fans.
Stories, photos and tales of Wednesday's exuberant celebration fill out of the bulk of today's news surrounding the Patriots, although there are also a few stories looking ahead to the offseason as the champs begin to think about defending their title.
The Boston Globe takes a different look at the parade, detailing the man who plans Boston's sports celebrations. The Globe breaks down the trip through the streets filled with fans, as well as their reactions to surprise Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler.
From a football perspective,* Globe* beat writer Shalise Manza Young breaks down the Patriots roster with an eye on the future.
The Boston Herald offers up its view of the parade fun. Using Super Bowl XLIX as a jumping-off point, Herald columnist Steve Buckley ranks the top games in Boston sports history. The paper also takes a look at New England's "tough, intelligent" receivers, while a Herald columnist somewhat strangely says that Tom Brady should retire, going out on top with his legacy secure.
ESPNBoston.com has LeGarrette Blount clarifying his opinion of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch after the New England runner held up a controversial shirt during Wednesday's parade. The site also brings Mike Reiss breaking down the "nuggets" from Inside the NFL's interesting Super Bowl footage.
WEEI.com has in interesting story saying that suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon would have been an "intriguing option" for the Patriots. WEEI also passes along Seattle coach Pete Carroll admitting that not everyone is on the same page regarding the Seahawks final offensive play. The Super Bowl win continues to inspire lists, and WEEI takes a look at Boston's best sports plays after adding Butler's interception to the mix.
Big surprise, the Patriots top NFL.com's final power rankings for the 2014 season. The site also projects who might travel to New England for the 2015 season opener at Gillette Stadium.