Hope you have been practicing, because Hibernia’s Holy Day is around the corner, that’s right all you Irish and Irish loving paddy’s alike, St. Paddy’s day is less than a week away, Friday, March 17th starting from sun up am. We will be celebrating with our usual fervor and shenanigans, as always Scott the Leprechaun will be in attendance handing out free shots, beads, T-shirts, hats etc…, Look out for Sean the Nun when he opens his wallet and is very generous for about 4 minutes but not to worry if you miss him the now famous Balloon Drop serves up many amazing prizes so you can burst your way to a good time, the Bagpipers will also be on hand for your entertainment and our resident Dj’s will have all the place thumping with Trad and all genres of Irish music. Lamb Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage will be on the specials board and don’t even worry about the Guinness and Whiskey we have a ship load on its way just for that Day, so start playing the Game of Drink right now to be up to scratch. Slainte!!
Super Bowl LI is scheduled to be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Sunday, February 5, 2017. It will be the second Super Bowl to be held at NRG Stadium, the other being Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, which also featured the New England Patriots; and also the third time the Super Bowl has been played in Houston, after Super Bowl VIII in 1974 was held at Rice Stadium.
The event will mark the 50th anniversary year of the first Super Bowl, which was played on January 15, 1967. Super Bowl LI is the Patriots’ ninth Super Bowl appearance, the most Super Bowl appearances of any team. It is also their second appearance in three years and their seventh under the leadership of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. The Falcons are making their second appearance as a franchise and will have the chance to win their first Super Bowl, having lost in their only previous Super Bowl appearance in Super Bowl XXXIII.
Make sure to get in early and as always no reservations, boxes are all sold out so good luck to everyone who snagged one or many and lastly don’t forget our final score pool, only for customers present on the day- Winner takes all.
#%@& TOM BRADY!!
A preview of the AFC Championship Game matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots:
When: Sunday, 6:40 p.m. ET (CBS)
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
Line: Patriots favored by 4½
1. Strength on strength: During Pittsburgh’s nine-game winning streak, the offense has excelled. Behind the QB-RB-WR trifecta of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown, the Steelers have scored an average of 25.9 points since Week 11. New England’s defense, meanwhile, may not wow you with star power, but it led the NFL in the regular season in scoring (15.6 points per game allowed). Specifically, the matchups between Patriots corner Malcolm Butler and Brown, and linebacker Dont’a Hightower and Bell are worth watching.
2. Rematch with one Big (Ben) tweak: Don’t put too much stock in New England’s 27-16 Week 7 victory played in Heinz Field. Roethlisberger suffered a torn meniscus the week before against the Miami Dolphins and underwent a minor procedure to fix the issue. Backup Landry Jones started in his place, and the Pittsburgh offense just wasn’t the same.
3. Emerging X-factor: With tight end Rob Gronkowski out for the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery, running back Dion Lewis has emerged as New England’s toughest matchup problem for opposing defenses. Against the Houston Texans in the divisional round, he became the first player in postseason history to score touchdowns on a kick return, a reception, and a rush in the same game. Lewis is shifty, quick and probably can’t be left in man-to-man coverage. Pittsburgh, however, has very athletic inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier and Lawrence Timmons, so the Steelers should be able to get creative in their game plan against Lewis.
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Sunday, January 15, 2017, 8:20 p.m. (ET)
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and five touchdowns, while running back Le’Veon Bell, just returning following a three-game suspension, rushed for 144 yards, in a 43-14 drubbing of the Chiefs at Heinz Field back on October 2. That was a long time ago, obviously, but is it long enough to make up 29 points? Kansas City is mostly average statistically–including 24th, overall and 26th against the run. What that should tell you is that, as long as Pittsburgh can protect the football, yards and points should be there for the taking.
As for the defense, again, it was a long time ago, but Pittsburgh’s pass rush, which barely registered a pulse over the first three games, sacked quarterback Alex Smith four times on October 2. Much like their defense, the Chiefs offense, ranked 20th, overall, isn’t much to write home about. Sure, there are weapons in all-world tight end Travis Kelce, along with Hill, who also caught 61 passes for 593 yards as a multi-faceted Slash-like threat, but Kansas City’s offense doesn’t possess enough fire power to blow the Steelers out.
Therefore, as long as the Steelers improving defense tackles in the open field and perhaps manages a turnover or two, this could be the recipe for a big playoff road victory.
Most of us are lucky enough to have the next day off so get your Black n’ Gold on and get on down to Hibernia and start waving those towels, this will be Epic.
It’s officially crunch time. Win or go home. The Steelers host the Miami Dolphins today in the Wild Card Round of the NFL playoffs. These teams met once previously this season and the result wasn’t good for the Black-and-Gold.
believe the Steelers will get this win. The X-factor for Pittsburgh is two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to put the team on his shoulders and lead them to victory. The stage is set, and it’s not too big for the man fans lovingly refer to as Big Ben. His experience and leadership at this point in his career are paramount to his team. That being said, unless all of the men on the field know their assignments, stay in their lanes and make plays, the Steelers could be watching the remainder of the playoffs instead of winning them. Each game is for all the marbles from here on out. The Steelers certainly are talented enough to take all the marbles. All they need to do is to play smart and play great team football.
HAPPY NEW YEAR YOU BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. Come Celebrate @ The Hib with all your favorite people, share some stories from the past year and welcome in 2017. Family, friends, free-spirits we would like to cordially invite you to our AWESOME NEW YEARS EVE PARTY, no charge of course if we know you. We will be rocking out the tunes, with an amazing balloon drop and free Champagne toast at midnight. Please come and get blitzed with us as we see the birth of a new year together #HiberiniaForOne……… ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!!
One of the best weekends in NYC is upon us, Sunday November 6th brings the TCS New York City Marathon and we have many friends participating in it, lots of our regulars are running for great charities, we are very proud of you guys and hope everyone enjoys themselves, we will be cheering you on and we will be having an after party back at Hibernia.
Before that we have college football and the NFL, Pitt are at Miami Saturday 5th 12:30pm kick off, specials all day and night for the games.
Week 9 see’s our beloved Steelers go to Baltimore and take on arch rivals the Ravens. Kick off is 1pm, so come early to get some decent real estate. After a somewhat tumultuous last couple of weeks we are all very happy to get our attempt for an unprecedented 7th Superbowl Title underway, let’s hope Big Ben is ready for a return.
The Iron city will be cold, cheap and ready to drink, food being served all day, we open at noon, and will be packed from about 12:05, you have been warned………..LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!