The Over/Under On Parade-Related Arrests Today Is 12. Place Your Bets, Please.

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Still an hour to go before the parade officially commences, and ... man, a Bud does sound good right about now.
As you might have heard, just a few folks have skipped work to hang out in downtown today to pay homage to a group of very tall men (and one of-average-height Puerto Rican). But with an hour to go, traffic's an issue: Dallas PD reports that the Jefferson Street Viaduct from Oak Cliff into downtown has been closed off, and "traffic's at a stand-still at Market and Young." And, man, just look at Victory Park. Still, in theory, it should be a festive, loving affair, a few hours of high-fives and woo-hoos and maybe some of those cool flying hip-bump things that athletic people do.

In practice, of course, things may not be as peaceful, as the other night exhibited.

Police are obviously going to do their best to keep things calm and stay that way themselves, but that many people in that small a place, even when they're all channeling a giant German Buddha, tend to bump into each other.

So, Friends of Unfair Park: How many people will wind up in cuffs? Will it mimic 1993's Super Bowl parade, when all hell broke loose? (Not likely; those people weren't busy Tweeting). Or will it be more like last year's San Francisco Giants victory parade, where only a few folks got arrested. (Not likely; those people were all really, really high.)

The Unfair Park Sportsbook has placed the over/under at 12 arrests. Will there be more or fewer? Place your bets in the comments, please. Correct bettors can become part of Wilonsky's official team of head shavers.
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Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

Per the city, three arrests ... stemming from one fight.

Grumpy Demo
Grumpy Demo

Over on the D Mag, Dan Koller, channeling white Park Cities/North Dallas paranoia says he might not go becuz of "the potential for violence".

Shouldn't complain though, its thinking like that keeps the Park Cities and the want-a-be GOP douches out of Lakewood and Oak Cliff.

I wonder how the arrests will compare to say DWIs at the Byron Nelson?

Syd_Nancy
Syd_Nancy

D Mag. Whats that ? Douche magazine

MattL1
MattL1

I was there and everyone seemed pretty peaceful, at least around Dealey Plaza.  I'll take the under.  There were a HELL of a lot of people there, though, and it was quite warm.

Coleman
Coleman

It looked pretty peaceful on TV, and it's too hot for Vancouver-level riots, so....under.

Rooster
Rooster

Saw dudes rolling coolers in.  Over.

Jay Hawk
Jay Hawk

Take the under - it's too hot to riot

Andrea
Andrea

The idealist in me says under.

Storm_71
Storm_71

I just hope the fans decide NOT to jar.

Dirk's Middle Finger
Dirk's Middle Finger

I have a 20 on cuffs for the "Free Yeyo-Shoutout to the Dawson homies" dude. 

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Give me 5 arrests, I'd take the over if it were being policed by someone other than Big D's finest...they'll be too busy writing parking tickets and such.

Enrique De La Fuente
Enrique De La Fuente

Definitely over.  If the peace loving Canadian in beautiful and gorgeous weather in Vancouver can riot, certainly, in hot as hell Dallas people will riot.  Winning be damned.

Joe Tone
Joe Tone

Watching a video of that riot made me want to increase the number. So weird, so dumb, so sad.

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