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Giggling Connecticut schoolboys are already calling this the best bowl game ever.

Giggling Connecticut schoolboys are already calling this the best bowl game ever.

Thanks to the wonder of Twitter, and UConnReport.com, we've learned that UConn will head to the Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham, AL. The game is January 2 against an SEC opponent (likely South Carolina).

Why should you like this?

1) It's in prime bowl season just after New Years' Day, as opposed to the way-too-early St. Petersburg Bowl (during UConn's final exams)

2) It's against an SEC team, as opposed to yet another MAC pushover (International, Motor City) or a repetitive ACC team (Meineke)

3) We're likely going to play South Carolina, giving us a month's worth of immature and shameless Gamecock jokes.

It's the best possible scenario a 7-5 UConn team could've hoped for. Birmingham's not the best possible city UConn could've ended up in, but the game should more than make up for it.

Now let us start working on beating the ESS-EEE-SEE SPEEEEED out of USC-East.

EDIT: As if all that wasn't good enough, senior WR Brad Kanuch cuts to the heart of why we're all happy about the Papajohns.com Bowl:

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