PHILADELPHIA - Beer drinkers now have another reason to hope the Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl.
In a recent interview following open practice at Lincoln Financial Field, Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson made a promise of sorts.
"I've got a lot to prove to this city," Johnson told reporters. "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."
Johnson, who served a 10-game suspension last season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs for a second time, is bringing some light to practice this year.
He's been showing up wearing a blonde wig under his helmet just for laughs.
But what about this promise of free beer for Eagles fans post-Super Bowl victory? How exactly would this work?
As ESPN's Tim McManus points out, "Johnson might want to clarify his beer comments just in case. 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."
But then Bud Light had an idea.
The beer company tweeted Johnson, "Let's make a bet. Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?"
"This one's for you Philly!" Johnson replied.
So Philly get ready for what sounds like a big party when the Eagles win the Super Bowl.
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