In quite the fitting scene, Manning and the Broncos dismantled the Carolina Panthers in the NFL's 50th Super Bowl. The Sheriff threw for 141 yards while eventual MVP Von Miller and the defense shut down the seemingly unstoppable Panthers, sacking Cam Newton six times in the 24-10 outcome.
Now it's time to celebrate. According to ESPN.com, Manning spent Monday at Disneyland before returning to Denver for the parade. The festivities begin Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET and finish with a rally featuring Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
As for the epic route, Will Petersen of Mile High Sports provided a top-down view:
The route itself, of course, gets a splash of team colors running through the city, as captured by Tammy Vigil of Fox 31 Denver:
City of Denver marks part of Broncos Super Bowl Victory Parade route tomorrow with orange and blue stripes. pic.twitter.com/vh1UIbuNXT— Tammy Vigil (@TammyVigilFOX31) February 8, 2016
Victoria Sanchez of 9News took it a step further by traveling the route itself to give anyone with an interest an idea as to how Tuesday might look:
Denvergov.org provided the official press release for the event, which revealed that fans in attendance and watching on NFL Network can expect musical performances from Funkiphino, 3OH!3 and Big Head Todd and the Monsters to coincide with the action.
CBS Denver captured the thoughts of Hancock in a statement announcing the festivities:
We shocked the world! What a win! The Denver Broncos’ perseverance and skill showed up tonight in a big way. With a sea of orange at Levi Stadium and Broncos Country across the nation zeroed in to support our team, the Broncos and fans really brought this one home together. And now, Denver is proud to partner with the Broncos for an epic celebration in downtown Denver on Tuesday! Let’s welcome home that Lombardi trophy!
What could possibly ruin such an epic celebration featuring the world champions and hundreds of thousands of fans?
Weather, of course.
Fret not, though. According to Weather.com, Tuesday brings Denver a high of 53 degrees with no chance of precipitation, so Manning and Co. shouldn't have raincoats stashed on the parade vehicles just in case.
Call it a fitting end to quite the journey. The Broncos personify the struggle that is an NFL season, with Manning at one point battling injuries and giving up the starting job, only to earn it back and secure a Lombardi Trophy.
Expect Tuesday to give the globe a look at an exemplary fanbase and city, a prestigious franchise more than deserving of another parade. Fans of the NFL won't want to miss out, especially with Manning's future an unknown.
Tuesday will be a historic event for the champions and their fans with little in the way of weather interference. There's no better way to cap off a wild Super Bowl week.