List of gifts given to each player playing in bowl games is pretty sweet

Borrowed from Cosby Sweaters, here’s the list (as compiled by Sports Business Daily) of what each player who plays in a bowl game will receive in swag for playing in said bowl game. The list of items for each game is pretty sweet in its own way, and it’s hard to determine which game is offering up the best stuff.  All I know is, reading this list makes me wish a) I had some football skills, b) that I went to college, and c) that at some point in my life I had a pony (unrelated I know).

2012 Bowl gifts to participants

Gildan New Mexico
Sat., Dec. 15, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Albuquerque, N.M.
Gift suite, Deuce Brand watch, Oakley Holbrook sunglasses, Oakley fine knit beanie cap, Oakley Flak Pack XL backpack, Gildan stadium blanket, quill pen

Famous Idaho Potato
Sat., Dec. 15, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN), Boise, Idaho
Gift suite, North End black winter coat, Kombi winter gloves, white Tiger Woods Victory Nike beanie, Ogio Bullion backpack, Big Game football

San Diego Co. Credit Union Poinsettia
Thurs., Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego
Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap

Beef ‘O’Brady’s St. Petersburg
Fri., Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jawbone Jambox, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, Oakley backpack, Schutt mini helmet

R+L Carriers New Orleans
Sat., Dec. 22, Noon (ESPN), New Orleans
Beats by Dre headphones, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack

MAACO Las Vegas
Sat., Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Las Vegas
Gift suite

Sheraton Hawaii
Mon., Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN), Honolulu
Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, Tori Richard aloha shirts, custom beach towel, Pro Athletics shorts, T-shirt, performance T-shirt, hat/visor, calendar

Little Caesars Pizza
Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Detroit
Timely watch, leather travel sports bag, football

Military presented by Northrop Grumman
Thurs., Dec. 27, 3 p.m. (ESPN), Washington, D.C.
Applie iPad Mini, Timely watch, beanie

Belk 
Thurs., Dec. 27, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN), Charlotte
Shopping trip to Belk department store, Fossil watch

Bridgepoint Education Holiday
Thurs., Dec. 27, 9:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Diego
Best Buy gift card, Tourneau watch, Maui Jim sunglasses gift certificate, cap

AdvoCare V100 Independence
Fri., Dec. 28, 2 p.m. (ESPN), Shreveport, La.
Gift suite, Timely watch, New Era cap, football

Russell Athletic Sports
Fri., Dec. 28, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN), Orlando
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Timely watch

Meineke Car Care of Texas
Fri., Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Houston
Fossil watch, 32-inch flat-screen TV, belt buckle, T-shirt, lapel pin, backpack

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
Sat., Dec. 29, 11:45 a.m. (ESPN), Fort Worth, Texas
Sony gift suite, Fossil watch, Dakine backpack, Big Game football

New Era Pinstripe
Sat., Dec. 29, 3:15 p.m. (ESPN), New York City
New Era cap
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts, but last year’s gifts included a Sony video camera, Armitron watch, Balfour ring, New Era duffle bag, New Era caps, a winter hat, hoodie, sweatpants, thermal, polo and crew shirt.

Kraft Fight Hunger
Sat., Dec. 29, 4 p.m. (ESPN2), San Francisco
Fossil watch, Nike FuelBand, FoxL wireless portable speaker system, Nike backpack, cap

Valero Alamo
Sat., Dec. 29, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN), San Antonio
Apple iPad Mini, Fossil watch, $100 Best Buy gift card, panoramic team photo, Schutt mini helmet

Buffalo Wild Wings
Sat., Dec. 29, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN), Tempe, Ariz.
Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack

Franklin American Mortgage Music City
Mon., Dec. 31, noon (ESPN), Nashville
Gift suite, Fossil watch

Hyundai Sun 
Mon., Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS), El Paso, Texas
Timely watch, Majestic fleece, Top of the World cap, coin, Helen of Troy hair dryer

AutoZone Liberty
Mon., Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN), Memphis
Sol Republic Tracks HD Anthem headphones, Bulova watch, Nike athletic shoes and sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike backpack, football

Chick-fil-A
Mon., Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN), Atlanta
$300 gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic Chick-fil-A Bowl hat, Russell Athletic travel bag, Chick-fil-A gift card

Heart of Dallas Bowl presented by PlainsCapital Bank
Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPNU), Dallas
Gift suite
Note: Bowl committee said complete gift packages had not been finalized as of press time.

TaxSlayer.com Gator
Tues., Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2), Jacksonville
Fossil watch, Dome hat, Mercury garment bag and carry-on bag, Jostens ring, football

Capital One
Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC), Orlando
$420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy*, Fossil watch

Outback
Tues., Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Tampa
$150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card

Rose presented by Vizio
Tues., Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN), Pasadena, Calif.
Gift suite, Fossil watch, Oakley backpack, New Era Thirty9 Thirty cap

Discover Orange
Tues., Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla.
Gift suite, Tourneau watch

Allstate Sugar
Wed. Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), New Orleans
Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer & Stone hoodie

Tostitos Fiesta
Thurs., Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Glendale, Ariz.
Gift suite presented by PAC Sports Division, Fossil watch, Ogio Mercur backpack

AT&T Cotton
Fri., Jan. 4, 8 p.m. (Fox), Arlington, Texas
Fossil watch
Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts, but last year’s gifts included an iPad2 and a Fossil watch.

BBVA Compass
Sat., Jan. 5, 1 p.m. (ESPN), Birmingham, Ala.
Fossil watch, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, wireless portable speaker, backpack, football

GoDaddy.com
Sun., Jan. 6, 9 p.m. (ESPN), Mobile, Ala.
Sol Republic headphones, Fossil watch, leather garment bag, Wilson football

Discover BCS National Championship Game
Mon., Jan. 7, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN), Miami Gardens, Fla.
Gift suite, Tourneau watch

* To be spent during the team’s official store visit. Balance not used that day will be forfeited.
All times listed are ET. Product details are provided as they were available. Most watches, rings, clothing and luggage are custom-made with the bowl logo. Gift suites are set up as private events in which game participants, and often bowl VIPs, are given an order form and allowed to select a gift, or gifts, up to a value that is predetermined by each specific bowl, not to exceed the NCAA limit of $550 per person.

 

About the author: Jeff Greenwell

 

Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.

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