Who says he can’t win the big game? Ex-Eagles coach Andy Reid finally got his chance to lift the Lombardi Trophy. His Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in last night’s Super Bowl.
On Philadelphia’s Kensington Avenue, the city’s largest drug marketplace, you can hear dealers yelling, "Subs — subs — subs!” They’re talking about Suboxone, a brand name for the opioid-based addiction treatment medication buprenorphine. As with so many prescription drugs, there’s a robust black market for it.
But the people who are buying buprenorphine aren’t necessarily buying it to get high, drug users, advocates, and researchers say. In many cases, they’re using it to protect themselves from overdoses, get through withdrawal, or to have their own do-it-yourself addiction treatments.
My colleague Paul Domowitch was down in Miami Gardens, Fla., last night, capturing the scene as Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in the Super Bowl. Reid coached the Eagles for 14 seasons. And got the Birds to Super Bowl XXXIX, but the team ultimately fell short.
“I can’t think of any game that we haven’t been involved in where I’ll be rooting harder,’’ Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said ahead of the Super Bowl. “I’ve been wishing for so long that Andy wins his first Super Bowl. I’m just very excited for the possibility."
After last night, that possibility is now a reality.
Tonight, the Iowa caucuses will give the country the first meaningful feedback about the 2020 Democratic candidates for president. In short, this one counts. After months of speculation and debates, voters in Iowa could send a signal that could ripple through the subsequent primaries and the general election. And some voters are a bit nervous.
Two years ago, the Birds took it home. Congrats to Chiefs fans on the big win last night. And thanks to @asoldatos for the timely reminder.
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