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.
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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