Teddy Bridgewater Will Be Grand Marshal of a Parade and It’s Not Even For Him


Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater has been selected to serve as grand marshal of a parade, and it’s not even his own parade.

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Later this month, former Louisville superstar Bridgewater will return to the area where he made his football name to act as grand marshal in the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade.

Past Pegasus Parade grand marshals have included Muhammad Ali, Loretta Lynn, General Norman Schwartzkopf and Col. Sanders of KFC fame.

Yes, Teddy Bridgewater is serving as grand marshal of the same parade Col. Sanders himself once led. It doesn’t get any bigger than that.

The parade is scheduled to happen April 30 so it won’t overlap with OTAs, which don’t start until late May. I’m sure Teddy would have turned down the opportunity had it conflicted with any of his offseason obligations.

Bridgewater doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who would skip OTAs just to be in a parade. Once upon a time Adrian Peterson bailed on OTAs to appear in a parade in his own honor in Palestine, TX and he caught some flack for it.

One day Bridgewater may get his own parade in Florida where he grew up but I doubt he’d skip OTAs for that either. Bridgewater doesn’t strike me as the kind of guy who’s going to bail on the work just to bask in the glow of other people’s mindless adoration.

Some people need a parade to feel good about themselves, and some people are just about doing the work.

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