Between Drunk Tom Brady and Shirtless JR Smith, the best championship parade moments are the ones that live on forever.
Sports are a stressful business. Maybe that’s why championship parades are so great.
Yes, winning a title does a lot to lift moods, but the pure joy of accomplishing that dream really comes out when it’s time to take to the streets.
During a championship celebration, there are no worries. Being utterly carefree takes some of the world’s greatest athletes and turns them into utter goofballs.
So let’s have a look at the most memorable title celebrations ever…
Jason Kelce as a court jester
Sometimes, the only way to celebrate a title is to put on a ridiculous outfit and scream yourself hoarse.
That’s what Eagles center Jason Kelce did after Philadelphia won Super Bowl LII.
The ridiculous headdress and bright colors couldn’t distract from the epic speech highlighting all the underdog stories on the team that season. Kelce’s is one of the best.
He was a walk-on running back-turned-fullback at Cincinnati before transitioning to the offensive line. Kelce was judged to be undersized for the NFL, but he’s had the last laugh with a Super Bowl ring, four Pro Bowl nods and three first-team All-Pro selections.
Corey Crawford’s NSFW speech
Corey Crawford dropped not one but two F-bombs during the Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup parade.
When Chicago reached the pinnacle of hockey again in 2015, he was supposed to be on his best behavior.
Instead, he came out and quoted himself in the NSFW way possible.
Apologies to the censors, but Crawford now has an amazing catchphrase.
Theo Epstein’s bender
Cubs GM Theo Epstein didn’t even wait for the victory parade to drop the most fantastic line from Chicago’s World Series celebrations.
“Jed’s in charge. I’m going on a bender,” he said with the rain pouring down around him.
Epstein set the stage for a wild trip through Chicago’s streets, but Travis Wood was the one who will be best remembered for his parade antics. The pitcher turned up with a camouflage vest and stole the show.
Patrick Mahomes slamming Coors Light
Patrick Mahomes is just the coolest guy ever. He’s cool even when he’s losing Super Bowls. When he wins them? The guy oozes awesome.
So when the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV, you can bet he brought his A-game to the parade.
Usually, Mahomes is the one throwing passes, but on that day in Kansas City, he caught a beer from the crowd and proceeded to down slam it back.
That’s not to say Mahomes didn’t make any throws. He sent a fan into a parking meter with one.