— The Sports Xchange —
The City of Brotherly Love will host a celebratory parade on Thursday to honor the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles posted a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.
“The City of Philadelphia will host a parade this Thursday for our 2018 Super Bowl Champions! Go Eagles!” the city announced over Twitter. “The parade will tentatively start at 11 a.m. at Broad & Pattison, heading north to the Art Museum. Further info will be announced Tuesday at 9 a.m. #FlyEaglesFly #EaglesParade”
The last parade hosted by the city for a title-winning team came in 2016, when it honored the NCAA champion Villanova men’s basketball team.
The last parade for a major professional sports team in the city came in 2008 after the Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series.
Thursday’s parade also will feature free beer, as Bud Light announced on Monday its plans to distribute the suds in a bid to keep its word following Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson’s boast in the preseason.
“On the day of the parade, we invite all fans 21+ to join us in raising the Kingdom’s favorite light lager in celebration of the big win,” Bud Light said in a statement. “Look for Bud Light reps at multiple taverns along the parade route where we will buy fans one Bud Light. Congrats, Philadelphia! And please enjoy responsibly! Philly Philly!”
Johnson was quite boastful in the preseason, promising to quench the fans’ thirst should the team win the Super Bowl.
“If we win a Super Bowl, I’m giving out beer to everybody,” the 27-year-old said in August.
Johnson doubled down on his boast following the NFC Championship Game before Bud Light stepped up.