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.
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!!!!