Broncos fans gathered for their Super Bowl victory celebration Tuesday in Denver, but would it turn out to be an orange-tinted copy of what Kansas City saw last November when the Royals held their World Series parade and rally?
Certainly you must remember that glorious day — heck, you were probably one of the estimated 800,000 Royals fans who filled the streets, turning the area around Union Station into a mass of blue. Cell phone signals were disrupted, drivers looking for parking spaces abandoned cars on the side of highways and foot traffic along the parade route was nearly impossible.
But as Denver’s crowd started to form Tuesday, some Kansas City fans weren’t impressed with the turnout.
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But then the party started, and an orange blob began to take shape in Denver’s Civic Center Park.
The Denver Post initally reported hundreds of thousands attended the parade and rally. Then Denver’s mayor said the crowd was over one million fans.
Still, Royals fans weren’t buying that the Broncos’ parade was bigger.
The Denver faithful wasn’t taking any grief on this day (and who can blame them?).
Hot take No. 1: if you’re a fan whose biggest problem is trying to decide if your team’s celebration drew a bigger crowd than the one in another city, that’s really no problem at all.
Hot take No. 2: the Denver-KC rivalry is burning red hot.