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News Blitz 2/8: Parading through Boston

Patriots Nation is a passionate group that supports a passionate team.

Tuesday afternoon both ends of that passion were on full display as more than 1 million fans lined the streets of Boston to celebrate the Patriots fifth Super Bowl victory with the emotional players and coaches.

Players and fans alike ignored the weather to party in unison.

The Boston Globe called it "a grand celebration after a historic game." The Globe says that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady "continue[d] to troll Roger Goodell" at the parade with a t-shirt display on the quarterback's Duckboat. The Globe proclaims that shirtless tight end Rob Gronkowski was one of the many Patriots who enjoyed themselves at the parade.

The Boston Herald says that the weather wasn't able to put a chill on the Patriots celebration. "To tell you the truth, I wasn't planning on partying, but the fans were asking for it," Gronkowski said. "We're giving the fans what they want. I party for the fans. That's how we do it. That's how we roll. The parade was unbelievable."

ESPNBoston.com writes about Bill Belichick having to convince a mic'ed up Julian Edelman that the Super Bowl was actually over and New England had won it. ESPNBoston.com passes along Brady telling WEEI radio that the "prognosis is good" for his mother, who has reportedly been battling illness for 18 months. ESPNBoston.com reveals that Super Bowl hero James White forgot to keep the ball from his game-winning touchdown. ESPNBoston.com also has its rundown of Tuesday's parade fun.

CSNNE.com has Celtics star Isaiah Thomas revealing that Brady's response to the guard's congratulatory message was simple, "It's your turn next." CSNNE.com has the injured Gronkowski saying that when the Patriots get a sixth title he will be a part of it.

NFL.com reports that fresh off the Super Bowl loss the Falcons will be replacing their defensive coordinator and moving on from defensive line coach and former Patriot Bryan Cox. NFL.com has Edelman calling his circus Super Bowl catch, "70-percent luck, 30-percent skill." NFL.com offers up three keys to the Patriots historic comeback victory over Atlanta. NFL.com asks a panel which of the Patriots last two Super Bowl wins was better – XLIX or LI? NFL.com also offers up nine legacies that were defined by the outcome of Super Bowl LI. NFL.com lists the Patriots key free agents heading into the offseason.

FoxSports.com notes that left tackle Nate Solder tweeted to Belichick that he plans on taking the day off, this in response to the head coach's "No days off!" chant at Tuesday post-parade rally in Boston.

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