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Pinstripe Bowl: Hope Everyone Can Make It, Including The Players

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The forecast for December 20th remains a pleasant-enough high-30's and some clouds but no major precipitation. That'll be good since everyone will be sick and tired of everything going on leading up to then.

I don't need to tell you there's some crazy weather going on right now in the New York City area and it's having quite the impact on travel, for fans and players.

The media is having their own crazy time getting there and getting settled. Doug Marrone was in town already and he's happy with what he's seeing.

Chants of "Let’s Go Orange" filled the lobby of the Manhattan hotel, where the team will stay four days while preparing for Thursday’s inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium (3:20 p.m., ESPN).

"It was a beautiful trip," said SU head coach Doug Marrone of the mostly snow-free train ride from Syracuse to New York. The coach, a Bronx native, said the cheering fans in the lobby were an added bonus.

"That was awesome," he said.

Around 20 players were on the same train as Marrone into the city. As for the rest, they're either just getting there or still working on it.

Alec Lemon is in town showing off his hotel room key.

Mike Holmes should be touching down in NYC by the time you read this after some airport delays.

Bud Tribbey was sitting in a Philadelphia airport at last report though it sounds like he and Chad Battles are en route finally.

Chandler Jones, Jarel Lowery, Alec Lemon and others are out on the town, enjoying some BBQ.

Ryan Bartholomew asks NYC "What's up?"

Torrey Ball saw what technology is doing to our children on the plane-ride over.

Good to hear Rob Long is in town, though he needs some serious help with his meal choices.

Finally, Delone Carter is stuck in Akron until Tuesday. Yikes.

Hopefully everyone makes it there safe and sound and can started on the final preparations to play in and win the Pinstripe Bowl.