Is Bud Light Making Philadelphia a Doug Pederson Statue?

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That sure looks like a Doug Pederson statue to us. | Photos via Bud Light/Twitter[1]

Bud Light wants to show Philly a little more love.

Weeks after Bud Light’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, produced 20,418 commemorative Bud Light “Philly Philly” packs[2] (an homage to the date of the Eagle’s first Super Bowl win, of course), the company appears to be working on another treat for Philadelphia.

Bud Light posted a rather suspicious (and exciting) tweet on Thursday. By all indications, it’s a video of welders creating what appears to be a Doug Pederson statue. And it reads: “Eagles fans, we’ve got one last surprise for you. It’s a big one, and it’s coming to [Lincoln Financial Field] on September 5th.”

.@Eagles[3] fans, we've got one last surprise for you. It's a big one, and it's coming to @LFFStadium[4] on September 5th. pic.twitter.com/QTT805sbCg[5]

— Bud Light (@budlight) August 30, 2018[6]

Why do we think it’s Pederson? As PhillyVoice[7] pointed out, the statue is wearing the sweater vest that Pederson wore during the weekend of Super Bowl LII.

We’ll have to wait and see exactly what the “surprise” is on September 5th, a day before the Eagles face off[8] against the Atlanta Falcons for their first regular season game. We hope it’s a Doug Pederson statue, though.

Either way, one thing’s for sure: Bud Light can’t get enough of Philly, for whatever reason. And judging by how fast those special-edition “Philly Philly” packs sold out earlier this month (and how much some Eagles fans paid for them[9]), Philly is pretty happy with Bud Light, too.

Is that such a bad thing?

— Bud Light (@budlight) August 30, 2018[10]

Time for a repeat. #FlyEaglesFly[11]

— Bud Light (@budlight) August 30, 2018[12]

Many thanks, Madame Wanda! #PhillyPhilly[13]

— Bud Light (@budlight) August 30, 2018[14]

Philly Philly*

— Bud Light (@budlight) August 30, 2018[15]

A day we'll never forget! #PhillyPhilly[13]

— Bud Light (@budlight) August 31, 2018[16]

Endnotes:
  1. Bud Light/Twitter: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035240710486851584
  2. “Philly Philly” packs: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/08/22/bud-light-philly-philly/
  3. @Eagles: https://twitter.com/Eagles?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  4. @LFFStadium: https://twitter.com/LFFStadium?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  5. pic.twitter.com/QTT805sbCg: https://t.co/QTT805sbCg
  6. August 30, 2018: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035165969071661056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  7. PhillyVoice: https://www.phillyvoice.com/philadelphia-eagles-bud-light-statue-doug-pederson-lincoln-financial-field-nfl/
  8. face off: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/08/03/shawn-mendes-eagles-kickoff/
  9. how much some Eagles fans paid for them: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/08/22/bud-light-philly-philly/
  10. August 30, 2018: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035197945854013440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  11. #FlyEaglesFly: https://twitter.com/hashtag/FlyEaglesFly?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  12. August 30, 2018: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035240710486851584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  13. #PhillyPhilly: https://twitter.com/hashtag/PhillyPhilly?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  14. August 30, 2018: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035242520710709253?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  15. August 30, 2018: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035241225660641280?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
  16. August 31, 2018: https://twitter.com/budlight/status/1035324036866301953?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Source URL: https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/08/31/doug-pederson-statue-bud-light/