Boston readies duck boats, umbrellas for Patriots' victory parade (Reuters)

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of New England Patriots fans are expected to brave snow and rain on Tuesday to try to catch a glimpse of the Super Bowl champions as they parade through Boston on World War Two-style amphibious vehicles. “Fire up the duck boats,” was the rallying cry of Mayor Marty Walsh as the city prepared for its fifth National Football League championship parade since 2002, following Sunday night’s stunning 34-28, come-from-behind overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Houston.