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Bud Light will buy beer for everyone in Philly if Eagles win the Super Bowl

‘Dilly Dilly’: A Royal Proclamation for the Eagles of Philadelphia

May this speech inspire you to fight bravely in battle, not crack under pressure like some sort of large bell. Courtesy of Bud Light.
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May this speech inspire you to fight bravely in battle, not crack under pressure like some sort of large bell. Courtesy of Bud Light.

Judging by the odd things that happened in city of Philadelphia on Sunday night, it’s going to be a wild party there if the Eagles win Super Bowl LII.

Here’s something that will add to the fun: Bud Light is promising to buy beer for everyone in the city of Brotherly Love. Everyone of drinking age, that is.

In August, Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson told ESPN he planned to do something special for Philadelphia fans if his team won the Super Bowl.

“I have a lot to prove to this city,” Johnson said. “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.”

Bud Light saw that promise and then said it would foot the bill for the party: “.@LaneJohnson65 Let’s make a bet. Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?”

After the Eagles thumped the Vikings 38-7 in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, one may wonder if the folks at Bud Light had forgotten about that pledge.

But CBS Philly reached out to the beermaker before Sunday’s game and got this response: “Bud Light has not forgotten about our commitment to Lane Johnson, the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia. We will be sharing plans soon, but in the interest of not jinxing the team ahead of their upcoming games, we are not going to unveil any plans at this time. We wish the Eagles the best of luck this weekend.”

On Sunday night, Bud Light tweeted a video for Eagles fans with the “king” from the “Dilly Dilly” commercials saying he was surprised to see Philadelphia advance to the Super Bowl, but wished the team good luck (you can see that video above).

Now, if you think Bud Light has a favorite heading into Super Bowl LII, you’re wrong. That’s because the “king” also had a message for the Patriots: “And when thou feelest that the battle is all but lost, rely on the wisdom and handsomeness of they quarterback.”

We have seen thee achieve greatness in battle, but canst thou continue to defend thy throne? Courtesy of Bud Light.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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