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!!
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.
The wait is nearly over, football is back Tonight! The Carolina Panthers take on The Broncos in Denver looking for revenge. Unfortunately the Steeler faithful we have a couple more days to endure til we see Big Ben and co. take on the Washington Redskins for Monday Night Football at 7:10
ET. As always if you are not at the game you should be with the best Black ‘n’ Gold fans outside of Pittsburgh and waving yinz terrible towels down at Hibernia Bar. Iron City will be on the specials board as per usual, Gabriel will be pumping out the best buffalo wings in NYC and all your favorite tailgate tunes will verberate from our sound system. get ready, get excited………..LET’S GO!!!
Also we will be running our Hibernia elimination football pool, 20pts per entry, pick one team each week, no repeat picks, tie is a push, last man standing takes all…….simples……get your name and your points in and
Laissez le bon temps rouler.Dats right folks its Fat tuesday at le Hibernia. $4 Abita bottles $5 hurricanes straight from Pat O’briens.Cajun music and chicken and andoulle gumbo over dirty rice.Come on down,earn your beads and kickof Mardi Gras just right.”Oui,Oui sounds like beacoup fun”
Party’s starts in the “French-ish Quarter” of Hell’s Kitchen, ok there’s no such thing but party starts at HiB on Tuesday February 17th and goes ’til the wee hours of Wednesday morning, let’s see those ta’ ta’s…….
Ring a ding,ding man. Come celebrate at the Hib with all your friends. Share stories from the past year and ring in 2015. Family and friends we’d like to invite you to our annual Rockin’ New Years Eve Party. No charge (if we know you) We will be spinning the tunes all night long.
Amazing balloon drop,hats,horns and a free Champagne
toast at Midnight. Who could ask for anything more.
Hey Hiberniaites our Mets trip is right around the corner, August 25th, we will be meeting at the bar from 10:30am for some breakfast, coaches leave no later than 11:45am so please make it to Hibernia on time, there will be beers on the bus to get us into the mood, everyone will receive a gift card on your ticket to spend at any concession stand in the stadium, Pat la frieda, Shake Shack, beer/booze, it’s your choice on leaving we will be picked up by the coaches and returned to Hibernia where food will await. Look forward to seeing everyone and hopefully we get some great weather and an awesome game, if not we will get well oiled and make our on fun.
Don’t forget we are in preseason football now so as per every year we will be running our Elimination Football pool, get your 20pts into Aidan, rules are simple pick one team each week, if they do not lose you are safe (a draw is a push you are not dead) and you may not reuse a team, simples.