How starved is Philadelphia for a winning sports team? On Thursday, incompetent jackass Mayor James *hic* Kenney has ordered a parade for the Villanova Wildcats, a school located in the city’s suburbs.
For the second time in three years, Villanova University will have a parade in Philadelphia, after a dominating 79-62 victory over the University of Michigan in the NCAA championship game.
On Tuesday, classes were canceled at Villanova and the school was holding a “welcome celebration” for the team’s return to campus. On Thursday, there will be another round of festivities, with a parade and rally in Philadelphia. Villanova is also canceling classes Thursday so students can attend the event. Here’s what you need to know about heading to the parade.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at 20th and Market Streets and move east, ending at Dilworth Park. A rally featuring the team is expected to begin at 11:45 a.m., and the event should be over around 12:30 p.m.
While we’re at it, let’s just hold a parade for Penn State, which won the NIT. Or maybe we can schedule one for the New Jersey Devils or The Washington Capitals if they win the Stanley Cup? I mean, where does it end?
The parade will be held in Center City, surrounded by our largest office buildings and the municipal court building. Even though the turnout should be “light” by championship standards, we’re still looking at tens of thousands of people. In the city. At midday.
So Thursday’s parade will effectively shut down Center City for most of the day, police officers will have days of canceled, and mass transit will be a nightmare. For a college basketball team.