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Carroll’s Cuisine: Winter Rangerland at Citi Field

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The New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which pits the third or fourth best teams in the Atlantic Coast and the Big 12 Conferences, will never be considered an elite game for college football teams.

Having said that, the game, which is now in its 8th year and is played in the middle of the Christmas-New Year’s week, is always very entertaining and draws about 40,000 fans as well as a lot of NFL scouts. This year was no exception as the University of Iowa defeated Boston College 27-20 in a game where the lead constantly changed hands.

The NFL decided at the last minute that it did not want a New Year’s Eve game played at night so teams either played at 1:00 or at 4:30 PM EST. That left NBC in a bind because it had no football game and it was too late for them to have Carson Daly whip up his usual New Year’s Eve show which competes with Ryan Seacrest’s “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” on ABC. Daly and NBC will be back this coming December 31st.

Former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife Laura are still collecting toys and accepting donations through this Saturday which is Three Kings Day. You can learn more by logging onto youcaring.com/lauraandjorgeposada .

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About Lloyd Carroll

Lloyd Carroll is the Senior Columnist for the Queens Chronicle, an award-winning weekly newspaper that has served the communities of Queens since 1978. This article as well as many future articles will also appear at Queens Chronicle. In addition, Lloyd also writes for our friends over at NYSportsDay.com. In today’s world of online publications, we at Latino Sports understand and value the importance of collaborating with other online publications in order to showcase and create awareness of each other’s work and dedication to our respectable communities.

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