It may have been a balmy 50 degrees outside this morning but that did not stop fans of the Minnesota Lynx who wanted to come out and show their support for the 2013 WNBA champions.
The parade started downtown Minneapolis on Nicollet Mall, then was followed by a pep rally inside the Target Center on Monday. The nearly mile-long parade route had fans packed in about five rows deep as Lynx players and staff rode by in classic convertibles.
“The passion the fans have for us is overwhelming,” power forward Rebekkah Brunson said during the parade. “I’m so glad we can keep delivering something special for them.”
Once inside the Target Center, it was as loud as when the Lynx were playing in the playoffs.
Guard Seimone Augustus said it best, “This is what we do.” And that fired up the crowd even more.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was also on hand to congratulate the Lynx. He greeted the crowd by telling them that he loves to rhyme his Lynx tweets. He Then went on to share his rhyming ability with a poem that appropriately ended with advice to our other teams who seem to be down and out in the winning department, “For other Minnesota sports teams, let’s hope they are contagious.”
This is the Lynx second WNBA title in three seasons and in those three seasons; they have won a WNBA-record 99 games.
The Lynx are a hot ticket right now. They have sold more than 500 new season tickets for the 2014 season after winning last Friday according to executive vice president Roger Griffith. That now brings the season tickets base to 3,000 for next season.