Boston College will be facing the Penn State Nittany Lions on December 27th and of course the Twitter-sphere was abuzz with thoughts about the matchup. Let's take a look at what BC fans, players and others had to say about the announcement.
First, the official Pinstripe Bowl tweeted out the announcement
It's official! @PennStateFball & @BCFootballNews will face off on December 27 in the New Era #pinstripebowl. #WeAre pic.twitter.com/Jtj5Ss5H8N— Pinstripe Bowl Game (@PinstripeBowl) December 7, 2014
Brad Bates, BC and Steve Addazio jumped on Twitter to share in the enthusiasm
We are thrilled to accept an invitation to play @PennStateFball in the @PinstripeBowl! This will be great for our fans, students, alumni.— Brad Bates (@BCBradBates) December 7, 2014
It's official: BC has accepted a bid to play @PennStateFball in the @PinstripeBowl on Dec. 27 #WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/NbrmDXSGJR— BC Football News (@BCFootballNews) December 7, 2014
Addazio: Where’s better at Christmas than New York City? Our alums, our fans will be there to support the game. @PinstripeBowl #BCEagles— BC Athletics (@BCSportsNews) December 7, 2014
BC fans got excited...
Going to skip my 20th HS reunion to go to the @PinstripeBowl to see my @BCFootballNews take on @PennStateFball #WeAreBC— Greg (@eagle98alum) December 7, 2014
Thrilled with the Bowl selection!— Amy Calhoun (@ACal6888) December 7, 2014
And even the hockey guys got excited
You guys. I am SO EXCITED for this bowl game. @BCCoachAddazio & @BCBradBates have made BC football fun again.— Grant Salzano (@Salzano14) December 7, 2014
Players tweeted out their feelings about the game:
Playing in the pinstripe bowl at Yankee stadium! Better see everyone there!— Charlie Callinan (@C_Callinan) December 7, 2014
This Pinstripe Bowl gonna be LIT!!— Marcus Outlow (@PrinceOutlow) December 7, 2014
Ayee! It's official ! We out to the PINSTRIPE BOWL in Yankee Stadium! Playing Penn State!!! it's Boutta get LIT ladies and Gentz— JONATHAN M. Hilliman (@JMH_32) December 7, 2014
Fans began their photoshop projects as the "Dudes Take Manhattan"
@BCHysteria best I could do pic.twitter.com/fwLrmDmOhb— Cam Dezak (@Camm_and_cheese) December 7, 2014
Many challenged BC fans to travel and dispel the belief that Eagles fans don't travel:
This is a great opportunity for BC fans to show they will travel if the destination is right— ERIC HOFFSES (@EAHoffses) December 7, 2014
Put up or shut up time, BC fans. If McMurphy is right I'm getting my ticket this week.— Soaring to Glory (@SoaringtoGlory) December 7, 2014
And the talk begins...
First joy of the matchup - Penn State thinks they invented things like "We Are" "[Two Syllable School]" and usage of Alien Nation.— Heights and Lows (@BC_Heights_Lows) December 7, 2014
And just in case you needed to get in the mood BC tweeted this one out: