Sunday, December 03, 2017

"Start spreading the news..." BC to Pinstripe Bowl


After some 11th hour worrying, it all worked out for BC in the end. The Pinstripe Bowl selected BC for their December 27 game at Yankee Stadium. BC will face Iowa. This is a pretty perfect setup. It is a winnable game against a respectable opponent in a desirable location near a large percentage of our fanbase. Reviews of BC's last trip to the Pinstripe Bowl were good, so I expect another good showing by our fans in the New York area.

Like BC, Iowa finished 7-5 with some impressive wins but also some head scratching losses. I think it helps that BC has former Iowa staffer Jim Reid to help BC get familiar with their opponent. Addazio needs this win for many reasons. But getting to eight wins the first time in a bowl against a Big Ten team would be a nice way to end the season. Losing to cap another 7-6 season would be a letdown.

The teams and the fans should be excited. I am.

66 comments:

NYCEagle said...

Matchup plays right into our strengths. Very excited for this one

NYCEagle said...

Seeing some Iowa fans on twitter disappointed they drew BC. Let’s beat them by 40

working rich said...

Yes.
Will be worthwhile
Hard to beat nyc as an overall venue.

We have to show up and promise not to destroy every bar in the Bronx !

Georgia Eagle said...

I'm quite satisfied.

Bravesbill said...

Satisfied with the bowl. Not confident at all about the opponent.

STL_eagle said...

For once we got a fair shake. Strong finish, geography and Dillon as ACC Freshman of the year played in our favor. Happy for the team. Now we just need to get to 8-5 and we will have some good momentum running into next year.

eagleboston said...

As a BC grad and an Iowan, this is a dream matchup. The teams are earily similar. Both recruit 2 and 3 stars with chips on their shoulders and develop them. Both produce tons of NFL O-linemen and Linebackers. Both run pro sets heavy on the run and utilize the tight end. Both are hard-nosed, physically tough teams. This is goIng to be a tough, hard-fought battle. It will come down to whether Dillon can beat Iowa’s top-flight linebackers. Should be a great game!

Knucklehead said...

Nice dude. Good matchup too. Place was a zoo for the Penn State game. I bet a good number of Iowa people make the trip . . . Yankee Stadium, NYC around Christmas, get to play the Eagles

The media really is lazy and doesn't know anything. Birmingham Bowl.

Jarmond got shit done for the Eagles.

Next up Tom Crean.

JBQ said...

Pretty good, pretty good as Flo of Progressive Insurance would say.

bceagle91 said...

I'll take it! Iowa will be tough (they kept OSU out of the playoff). They have a children's hospital that abuts their stadium. Every home game, the kids watch the game. The players and fans wave to the kids at the start of the game. It's a nice little tradition they have.

eagleboston said...

Great tradition. Just started this season. They do it at the end of the first quarter.

bceagle91 said...

Thanks for pointing that out, EB!

We played a B1G team last year and it worked out well. Let's hope for the same this year. And that it doesn't come down to an extra point like the PSU game did.

Shabby1011 said...

Great game for team and fans. Dillon starts Heisman campaign for 2018 on Dec 27. Program has some great momentum heading into next year, a win vs Iowa would be fantastic.
Go Eagles

dixieagle said...

Thrilled for the team, though we'd have driven a few hours up I-65 for the crappy Birmingham Bowl, had that been the venue.

I really want a win over Iowa to jumpstart 2018, especially if their fans are complaining. Go Eagles!!!

Knucklehead said...

Me too. Who do they think they are. Remember them getting embarrassed in the Rose Bowl a few years ago. Probably just anti Catholic bias. Same thing Schiano had to deal with from Tennessee.

eagleboston said...

Iowa has a lot of fans that we refer to as "Tavern Hawks." They are the guys who never went to college but decided to cheer for Iowa since there are no pro teams here and they are the most annoying fans on the planet. They all wanted to drive to Nashville and are bitching about playing a team they have never heard of in frigid New York right after Christmas. I hope we destroy them.

Having said all of that, they will be a tough out. Their OC, Brian Ferentz, used to be an assistant at the Patriots so he knows how to win. I hope Reid knows to blitz as Iowa demolished Ohio State when Schiano only rushed 4 all game.

Knucklehead said...

If you have never heard of Boston College then you are probably from a place like Iowa. Although I remember an aborant craterfaced hipster douche AD at Iowa State talking shit about BC last season. Wish we were playing those asshats.

Knucklehead said...

. . . So they know who we are. Just anti Catholic bias. Like I said.

eagleboston said...

Knuckle, this is huge Notre Dame country. Not anti-Catholic at all. In 1979, Pope John Paul II came here and it was packed with Protestants. I have never experienced anti-Catholic bias here. It's more that they are provincial the same way Bostonians are provincial. Why would a 20-something here know anything about BC? They were born way after Flutie and BC really has not been relevant on the national scene since Flutie (with a slight exception of the Ryan years). They know all about Luke Keuchley, but have no clue he played for BC. I'm hoping after the bowl that they are well aware of the BC football team.



CT said...

Iowa wanted Nashville. They’re not thrilled. Think the Pinstripe has a seven team in eight year rule, which would mean this is it for us in NYC for awhile. Should be a boring game. Whatever. Bet Iowa brings less than 10k to the game. No juice in this one.

Georgia Eagle said...

Let's kick their ass.

mod34b said...

Good comments EagjeBoston (really EagkeIowa! This is your dream bowl!!)

Iowa looks tough. BC has got an uphill battle. The tOSU game should scare us all! Should be an exciting battle.

From various Iowa. comment boards, seems like the Iowa fans are concerned mostly . about Manhattan hotel prices (with some anti-NYC bias from the hayseeds) . Just stay outside of Manhattan! (Stamford CT, Jersey City, Secacus NJ etc)

I’ve never seen a single suggestion until the present bogus claim that Iowa is somehow anti Catholics. In fact, the most prevalent religion in Iowa is Catholic!

Knucklehead said...

Not mutually exclusive.

Knucklehead said...

Who said Iowa is anticatholic? That is you going overboard. Which is bogus. Typical douche response.

BCAlum2000 said...

Iowa fans are delusional and always have been. Think their nothing and never been program is something greater than it is ... a whipping boy in a crappy conference.

mod34b said...

Blogger Knucklehead said...

If you have never heard of Boston College then you are probably from a place like Iowa. Although I remember an aborant craterfaced hipster douche AD at Iowa State talking shit about BC last season. Wish we were playing those asshats.

10:01 PM
Blogger Knucklehead said...

. . . So they know who we are. Just anti Catholic bias. Like I said.

10:01 PM

you lie -- a lot.

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Knucklehead said...

"You." In the bolded quote you have of mine there, truly flattered by it, indicates a person. A person. A person. Not a blanket statement about all people from Iowa. If I were talking about all people from Iowa I would say people from Iowa have anti Catholic bias. Or Iowa fans have anti Catholic bias.

Keeping trying Blogger Mod34b.

mod34b said...

why are you such a dick?

Craig Yeaster said...

BCAlum2000, a nothing and never been program and a whipping boy team, sounds a lot like BC.

NYCeagle said...

Knucklehead, you're crushing it.

BCAlum2000 said...

BCAlum2000, a nothing and never been program and a whipping boy team, sounds a lot like BC.

Yes, accept for the fact that BC has an all-time record of 493-384-14 (.561), a bowl record of 14-11 and has finished ranked in the AP poll 14 times. On the other hand, Iowa has an all-time record of 610-525-34 (0.536), a bowl record of 14-15 and has finished ranked in the AP poll 22 times.

Back to the cornfields!

amdg1540 said...

Well, Fr. Leahy is from Iowa, and as I've learned from this site, he hates BC Athletics. I think that may be the anti-BC Iowa bias Knuckle is referring to?

Knucklehead said...

I was just jumping on the news that Iowa fans were complaining about BC. As usual plain english gets misinterpreted by the clowns here and I have to explain the definition of each word and thought process that went into it.

Knucklehead said...

Funny that he is from IA though. Thought he was from Wisconsin.

Craig Yeaster said...

BC has always been a mediocre program, same as Iowa.

TGS said...

Funny watching some of u fall for the Khead shit. He’s a nonsensical moron who is never right. Makes another stupid comment (Iowa is anti-Catholic), gets called on it, denies ever saying it until proven wrong, then changes subject and announces he “won again”.
Ignore the putz.

mod34b said...

Thank you TGS. I need to stop taking the bait.

Knucklehead said...

Anyone believes that is as much of a squid as you TGS. The English language is tough.

BCAlum2000 said...

The Yeast infection is a UNC grad. Does UNC actually have a football program? Oh thats right, once a decade they emerge from the ACC basement only to be put on probation shortly thereafter. You a grad of the African Studies program as well?

Knucklehead said...

Mod there was no bait to take. Don't.you get it?

BCAlum2000 said...

UNC's three wins this year;
1. Old Dominion
2. Western Carolina
3. 3 point win over Pitt

Congrats for having one of the bottom five Power League programs in the country. Not to worry though, there is always Kansas to keep you from the bottom.

Craig Yeaster said...

Not only is Knucklehead wrong about everything, he is also racist. He is a despicable human being.

Craig Yeaster said...

I went to Stanford you moron.

BCAlum2000 said...

Sure you are yeast infection.

Craig Yeaster said...

Sure you are? Sure you are what? Try reading next time kid.

Georgia Eagle said...

It's like old times in here. Who needs reality TV? This is way better.

Craig Yeaster said...

I know it's great. You have all of these morons that can't read or write, and then you have a couple of well educated people like us Georgia Eagle. Well said!

BCAlum2000 said...

I pity the UNC grad. As for Stanford, speaking of 100 year doormats, thank God Harbaugh arrived and turned that toilet program into something. Luckily for them, after he left, they got to stay in the horrible Pac 12 and so continue to bloat their win totals. Dont worry though UNC alum, they will return to the doormat soon enough.

Knucklehead said...

Yeastinfection, It isn't racist to say someone is anticatholic.

On this site you told me you went to UNC and Duke.

Now it is Stanford.

Sad how much you and Mod34b have in common. Ryan Day for HC in waiting '18.

BCAlum2000 said...

Yes, the Yeast infection is clearly a pathological liar. Based on his posting style, I am guessing he is actually a UGotConned grad or UPass. Both top-tier academic and athletic institutions ...

Knucklehead said...

The worst call of the weekend was David Shaw going for it on the goaline against USC in 4th instead of taking the 3 points. Cost them a tie at least.

Genius' there at Stanford.

Craig Yeaster said...

Maybe, I guess I will see you at the bottom soon.

Craig Yeaster said...

Guys, don't get all angry with me just because you attended a mediocre academic school like BC and now you have terrible jobs. That's not my fault.

amdg1540 said...

Craig, it's more grammatically proper to say, "All you morons *who* can't read and write..."

"Who" refers to people -- individuals or groups -- while "that" is typically reserved for animals and things. (Or perhaps you're implying that the commenters here are animals?)

Craig Yeaster said...

Look, we have an English major from Boston College. What a surprise! I'm sure your English degree is doing wonders for you out in the real world. Congrats on making $50,0000 a year loser.

amdg1540 said...

No, didn't study English and I'm afraid I make way less than $50K a year.

Craig Yeaster said...

That doesn't surprise me.

Craig Yeaster said...

One thing I appreciate is that, like me, most people here are pretty honest. I make a comment that the rest of you have terrible jobs and nobody disputes the statement because it's true. I really appreciate that type of honesty here.

Knucklehead said...

Craig, you are a lost soul. Deal with it somewhere else.

NYCeagle said...

Craig Yeaster, you're crushing it, bro.

NYCeagle said...

Craig Yeaster, you're crushing it, bro.

working rich said...

guys
grow up a little.
silly nonsense to quibble about.

BTW
Does anyone know details of Brown's( QB) injury ?
ACL ?
Dislocation with vascular compromise ?
His absence changes a lot for next year

Knucklehead said...

NYC you are crushing it to bro-heim. Keep it up.

BCEagles2014 said...

Don’t feed the trolls...

NYCeagle said...

BCEagles2014...crushing it.