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Lane Johnson lets loose on the Patriots' culture

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Lane Johnson lets loose on the Patriots' culture

It's a week later and the storylines continue to pour out of the Eagles' Super Bowl LII victory over the New England Patriots.

The latest has never-shy Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson giving his thoughts on the Patriots organization as a whole and the culture the Pats have created.

On the Pardon My Take podcast last week, Johnson let out how he really feels.

"I just think that The Patriot Way is a fear-based organization," he said. "Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They've won for a long time. Do I think people enjoy and can say, 'I had a lot of fun playing there?' No, I don't. That's just the God's honest truth."

Over their almost decade and a half of success, the Pats have been notoriously tight-lipped and have been ruthless when it comes to cutting or trading players in certain situations. Of course, there have also been scandals such as SpyGate and the DeflateGate.

"You only get to do this job one time, so let's have fun while we're doing it," Johnson continued. "Not to be reckless, but I'd much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls."

Hey, to be the man, you gotta beat the man. And when you beat the man, you get the talking and bragging rights.

Johnson's full interview can be heard here via Barstool Sports.

Philly brewery offering free beer alternative to Bud Light

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Philly brewery offering free beer alternative to Bud Light

As I've stated many times, free beer is great. And Lane Johnson's pact with Bud Light to bring free beer to the citizens of Philadelphia during the Super Bowl Championship parade is wonderful.

But you know what's even better than free beer from an international beer conglomerate?

Free beer from a local Philly joint.

Yards Brewing Co. will offer a free Philly Pale Ale to fans who wander off the parade route on Thursday and over to their beautiful and spacious new tasting room on Spring Garden Street. I was at their tasting room on the Saturday before the NFC Championship Game and confirm it is very Eagles-friendly.

BillyPenn.com's Danya Henninger spoke with Yards founder and president  -- and big Birds' fan -- Tom Kehoe about the fantastic gesture.

“We’ve waited so long,” Kehoe said, “that it just doesn’t seem right Philadelphians should be drinking a foreign owned, mass produced beer on such a proud day in our city’s history.”

Hard to argue with that.

So, that's at least two beers you can get gratis thanks to Doug Pederson and Nick Foles' having the gutsiest of guts. I'm going to guess a parade goer or two with a backpack will kindly offer you a can somewhere else along the way.

The parade is going to be lit. See you there. Drink responsibly. And as the mayor said, don't be a knucklehead.

Eagles to ring bell at tonight's Sixers' game

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Eagles to ring bell at tonight's Sixers' game

There’s going to be Eagles mania at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Super Bowl champions will be in the building Tuesday evening for the Sixers game against the Wizards.

The Eagles' starting offensive line composed of Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Stefen Wisniewski, and the injured Jason Peters will ring the ceremonial pregame bell.

They won’t be the only ones in the arena. Other Eagles players and front office members also are expected to be there.

And judging by this quick Twitter poll last night, Sixers fans (loudly) will be showing their appreciation for the Eagles bringing the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia.