DISCLAIMER: This is a guest column. The views expressed within do not necessarily reflect those of hMAG…
One of the nice things about Hoboken is that it is a melting pot of people from all over the world. We have lots of people from exotic lands, like India, Russia, Africa and… Philadelphia.
This weekend marks the 12th year that Philadelphia Eagles fans invaded Hoboken and set up their own embassy within the walls of Mulligan’s Pub at 159 1st Street every day that the Eagles play football. “I didn’t realize there were so many of them…” said one unidentified bartender, “until I heard the chants of E-A-G-L-E-S from down the street. What the hell are they cheering about, they only beat Dallas? They haven’t won a Super Bowl or anything.”
Yes, years ago a large contingent of Giants fans tried to ban the Eagles from setting up the “nest”, if you will, within Hoboken, but this was doomed to failure. Much like trying to kill cockroaches—you can contain them, but they keep coming back… even surviving nuclear war. Scientists believe that if the world was destroyed by World War 3, Eagles fans would survive just to start booing others who survived.
But I digress. They are here. We can’t stop them. We can only hope they don’t spread to other bars. If you are an Eagles fan, we feel sorry for you and hope you convert over to Giants or (ha) Jets. Think of the children!
Not that they need more alcohol, but Eagles fans do have beer specials during the game. Thankfully vodka and other hard liquors aren’t included, since they could riot. Yuengling and Miller Lite pints are $3 and pitchers are $10. Buckets of domestic bottles are $12 and Blue Moon bottles are $16. Mulligan’s kitchen is open during the game, and it is highly suggested you arrive to the bar an hour before kickoff because it gets extremely busy—like the gorilla exhibit during the banana feedings. Harambe would feel at home here.
If you actually read this far, note that this was written—with tongue firmly set in cheek—by Sean Iaquinto, founder of the Philadelphia Eagles Club of Hoboken. Hope to see my fellow Birds fans on game day and please join our social media site at : https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiaeagleshoboken/