Patriots' victory parade: Diamond chains, shirtless players and a rolling party

Yahoo Sports Contributor
Yahoo Sports
The <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/new-england/" data-ylk="slk:New England Patriots">New England Patriots</a> celebrate their Super Bowl LIII victory with a parade in Boston on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
The New England Patriots celebrate their Super Bowl LIII victory with a parade in Boston on Tuesday. (Getty Images)

The New England Patriots’ now-traditional (and seemingly near-annual) parade through the streets of Boston is underway on an unseasonably warm day in the city.

There are flatbed trucks and duck boats moving slowly through the streets, with players, coaches, staff and their loved ones celebrating with thousands of fans, some of whom began lining the parade route as early as 7 a.m. ET.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

As always, there are crazy, strange and random things that happen.

Rob Kraft rocking bling

One of the oddest was one of the first: before the parade got going, team owner Robert Kraft chatted briefly with media. As he did, he was wearing a diamond-encrusted chain with a giant, two-sided pendant reading “CHAMPIONSHIPS” on one side and “DREAM CHASERS” on the other.

[Super Bowl gear: Get your New England Patriots title merchandise here!]

Amazingly, the septuagenarian Kraft said he got the jewelry from rapper Meek Mill, who has become a friend since Kraft and others stepped in to help get Meek released from jail last year. “Championships” is the name of Meek’s latest album, released a couple of months ago.


Kraft, who has become known for wearing the iconic Nike Air Force 1 shoe even with his suits, was sporting a custom pair for the event:

Robert Kraft’s custom Nike Air Force 1s (Andrew Callahan/Twitter)
Robert Kraft’s custom Nike Air Force 1s (Andrew Callahan/Twitter)

Shirtless Gronk parties

The Human Party, Rob Gronkowski, not surprisingly took his shirt off at one point. He covered up, so to speak, with a bright yellow vest. Also in full Gronk fashion, he chugged at least one adult beverage.


More from Yahoo Sports:

Some Patriots players would like to visit Obama, not Trump
LaVar Ball reveals team he wants Lonzo traded to
What if Magic can’t pull off blockbuster deal?
NBA’s most pressing trade-deadline questions

What to Read Next