Yes, despite my credential, I took in most of Wednesday's Penguins championship parade in the sea of sweaty humanity near the Smithfield Street corner, watching our city's freshest title team crawl past, most of the men and their families seated in the backs of pickup trucks.
If he wasn't a Crosby fan for life, he is now. But this year's parade will continue into Point State Park, where the players, coaches and other dignitaries will take the stage to deliver remarks. Lisa Wolfhope, 45, and her daughter, Katie, 15, left their home in Johnstown at 5:30 a.m.to beat the crowd.
Zach Rickner, of Hampton, Va., drove seven hours Tuesday to Johnstown and woke up early Wednesday morning to arrive in time for the parade.
They were also able to get another Stanley Cup out of it. "I know if they won the Super Bowl or the Pirates won the World Series, we would be pretty giddy if they walked in the locker room".More news: Law, corporate work, politics? What's next for James Comey
Diane Reichenbach, of North Huntington, has been following the Penguins since 1970.
"It's a totally different season when the playoffs arrive", Reichenbach said.
"They actually didn't have a parade then", Schaffer said.
Now that the team has wrapped up its second straight Stanley Cup win, he's revealed exactly why he sat out. "It was great, classic".More news: '100 per cent' willing to testify over James Comey conversations: Donald Trump
Pittsburgh Penguins players have greeted cheering fans while riding in pickup trucks, convertible cars and buses during a parade celebrating the Stanley Cup champions.
Speaking of Cullen, every time his name was mentioned at the parade a "one more year" chant would break out as fans (and his teammates) tried to convince him to return next season.
The rally was short, but impactful.
Weather for the parade seems to indicate scattered thunderstorms and hot and humid temperatures, so plan accordingly.More news: More Severe Weather On The Way
The cheering crowd was 20 deep in some spots along the route.
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