Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson seems like a pretty self-aware dude. He let down the team last year when he tested positive for a banned substance (his second offense) and was suspended 10 games, a fact he himself offered to reporters following his return.
Lane knows that he owes us one, and he’s dying to bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia.
“I have a lot to prove to this city,” Johnson said after the team’s open practice at the Linc on Sunday. “I think if we have a few big years and make the playoffs, if we win a Super Bowl, I’m giving out beer to everybody.”
Did he just say free beer for everybody after a potential Super Bowl victory? I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate myself.
But as ESPN’s Tim McManus points out:
According to the 2016 census, the city of Philadelphia has a population of around 1.5 million. Of that number, roughly 75 percent are adults. If he bought a drink for every of-age man and woman in Philly at $3 a pop, he’d ring up a bar bill of around $3 million.
That’s a lot of cash! Luckily for Johnson, Bud Light stepped in and offered to pick up the tab for what will only be the most raucous party in Philadelphia history.
— Bud Light (@budlight) August 2, 2017
My only question: Does this pledge roll over like cellphone minutes or do we have to win it all this year?
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