The Nittany Lions’ 45-14 win over Indiana marked Penn State’s first-ever throwback game, dubbed “Generations of Greatness.” From throwback uniforms with white cleats to a Blue Band performance with hits from Star Wars, Dirty Dancing, and Titanic, this game had it all. Including a Neil Diamond impersonator to lead “Sweet Caroline.”
Penn State Twitter had a field day with this one.
Neil Diamond impersonator doesn't seem to know all of the lyrics to "Sweet Caroline."
— Black Shoe Diaries (@BSDtweet) September 30, 2017
I’m concerned for this man, but I can’t say I’m all that surprised.
We can all agree on taking a knee to the Neil Diamond impersonator singing "Sweet Caroline" at Penn State #TakeAKnee
— AVA (@ava_ustina) October 1, 2017
It’s times like these that unite this great nation.
Who paid for the Neil Diamond impersonator at the Penn State game? That’s weird. That’s soooooo weird.
— Adam Michael (@GoodOleTwoNames) September 30, 2017
If I had to guess, you can thank Penn State Athletics Strategic Communications. However weird it may be, I can only wish I thought of this idea. You’ve gotta pull the game theme together somehow.
A creepy Neil Diamond impersonator on the field at Penn State while the crowd goes wild is the most Penn State thing ever. #PennState
— Ryan (@rycar11) September 30, 2017
Every student section thinks it’s the most extra student section in the country, but Penn State’s is the only one that actually is. Also, most people thought he was actually Neil Diamond, so that didn’t hurt, either.
Important update: We have a Neil Diamond impersonator leading 100,00+ fans in "Sweet Caroline" right now. It's gotta be his biggest gig yet.
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) September 30, 2017
You’re certainly not wrong.
When a Neil Diamond impersonator is transitiong to an Elvis impersonator but gets a gig. pic.twitter.com/Rih13bmrcN
— The Kroge (@brow_down) September 30, 2017
What can he say? He’s a Neil of all trades.
I can't say for sure this is a Neil Diamond impersonator. He sounds exactly like Neil Diamond.
— Donnie Collins (@psubst) September 30, 2017
You and the entire student section, Donnie.
Penn State athletics FINALLY putting their money to good use with a Neil Diamond impersonator
— RADeline (@shaclamski) September 30, 2017
This experience was priceless. But I get it.
I need the same agent as the Neil Diamond impersonator at the Penn State half time show.
— Rudy Mireles (@RudyMTweets) September 30, 2017
The guy who booked this gig definitely deserves a raise.
penn state is killing it this year but im so glad i left the game before neil diamond came out
— emma🕸🎃 (@COLORGAZE) September 30, 2017
You don’t know what you’re missing, Emma.
Penn State had a Neil Diamond impersonator lead the crowd in 'Sweet Caroline'? Their football program should've gotten the death penalty.
— Juvie @ NYFF55 (@juvie_cinephile) October 1, 2017
“Penn State’s an incredible school with great academics AND they have great taste in Neil Diamond tributes? No matter! Their football program should’ve gotten the death penalty.”
2012: "Sweet Caroline" banned in Beaver Stadium.
2017: Neil Diamond impersonator belts "Sweet Caroline" on field in Beaver Stadium. https://t.co/dy6o4FOk4x
— SP (@paynepsu) October 1, 2017
Life comes at you fast.
You'll have to tell me what happens the rest of the game. I just put my foot thru the TV when they showed the Neil Diamond impersonator
— J.T. (@sdrawkcabnhoJ) September 30, 2017
I just feel bad this kid missed out on Saquon Barkley throwing a touchdown pass.