Your 2008-2009 College Football Bowl Swag

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Each Bowl Season, the sponsoring companies are allowed to put together an Oscars-like gift bag for each player in the game, just as long as it doesn't total over $500. This year's list has both fun and practical items, and a few Bowls even have the gift that keeps on giving. A one-year ESPN the Magazine subscription!!! Well it keeps giving for a year at least.

Here's the list via Sox & Dawgs....

EagleBank Bowl (Navy vs. Wake Forest)
Gifts:
Sony 8-inch portable DVD Player, wool hat, 50-by-60-inch custom-woven EagleBank Bowl afghan

New Mexico Bowl (Fresno State vs. Colorado State)
Gifts:
RCA video camcorder, Oakley Holeshot Three-Hand watch, Oakley beanie, New Era cap, Ogio travel bag, Oakley backpack, One-year ESPN The Magazine subscription

St. Petersburg Bowl (Memphis vs. South Florida)
Gifts:
Pure Digital Flip mini-camcorder, Sony noise-canceling headphones, Floppy hat and Ogio bag

Las Vegas Bowl (BYU vs Arizona)
Gifts:
Wii System bundle package, Oakley Holeshot Three-Hand watch, Oakley Hijinx sunglasses, hat

R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (Troy vs. Southern Miss)
Gifts:
Balfour watch, Balfour ring, Nike apparel

Poinsettia Bowl (Boise State vs TCU)
Gifts:
Apple 8-gigabyte iPod Touch, Tommy Hilfiger watch, Sport-Tek hooded sweatshirt, Best Buy $50 gift certificate

Hawai’i Bowl (Hawaii vs. Notre Dame)
Gifts:
Kicker iKick500 iPod/iPhone dock, Kahala Aloha shirt, Oakley Hijinx sunglasses, Oakley backpack

Motor City Bowl (Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan)
Gifts:
Timely Watch Co. watch, Two pieces of Mercury luggage

Meineke Car Care Bowl (North Carolina vs. West Virginia)
Gifts:
Pure Digital Flip mini-camcorder, Fossil watch, Fossil sunglasses, Armor Gear backpack

Champs Sports Bowl (Florida State vs. Wisconsin)
Gifts:
Party at Best Buy, Commemorative watch, $400 of spending at Best Buy*

Emerald Bowl (California vs. Miami, FL)
Gifts:
Sony noise-canceling headphones,Fossil watch, Cap, Armor Gear rolling duffel ba

Independence Bowl (Northern Illinois vs Louisiana Tech)
Gifts:
Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, Trek mountain bike

PapaJohns.com Bowl (N.C. State vs. Rutgers)
Gifts:
Pure Digital Flip mini-camcorder, Sony noise-canceling headphones, Knit cap, Ogio bag

Alamo Bowl (Northwestern vs Missouri)
Gifts:
Sony 80-gigabyte PS3 system with game, Fossil watch

Humanitarian Bowl (Nevada vs Maryland)
Gifts:
Sony camcorder, Winter jacket, gloves, hoodie sweatshirt, skullcap, baseball cap

Holiday Bowl (Oklahoma State vs Oregon)
Gifts:
Insignia LCD 19-inch HDTV/DVD, Tourneau watch, Sport-Tek hooded sweatshirt, $45 Best Buy gift card

Texas Bowl (Western Michigan vs. Rice)
Gifts:
Party at Best Buy, Swisstek watch, Under Armour HeatGear long-sleeve T-shirt, Twister pants and cap, commemorative belt buckle, Toppers backpack, $300 Best Buy gift card

Armed Forces Bowl (Air Force vs Houston)
Gifts:
Pure Digital Flip mini-camcorder, Timely Watch Co. watch, Rolling luggage bag

Sun Bowl (Pittsburgh vs. Oregon State)
Gifts:
Sony DVD Handycam, Timely Watch Co. watch, Majestic fleece pullover, VP Sports cap, Armor Gear Dolly Llama luggage, Brut hair dryer

Music City Bowl (Boston College vs Vanderbilt)
Gifts:
Sony noise-canceling headphones and MP3 player, Fossil watch, Adidas fleece jacket, New Era cap, Armor Gear backpack

Insight Bowl (Kansas vs. Minnesota)
Gifts:
Vizio 26-inch LCD HDTV, Bulova watch, Hat

Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Georgia Tech vs. LSU)
Gifts:
Fossil watch, Two Russell hats, Russell travel bag, $300 Visa gift card, Chick-fil-A gift card

Outback Bowl (Iowa vs South Carolina)
Gifts:
Pure Digital Flip mini-camcorder, Fossil watch, Jostens ring

Gator Bowl (Nebraska vs. Clemson)
Gifts:
Bulova watch, Jostens ring, Oakley Split Thump MP3 sunglasses, fitted cap, Two-piece Mercury Luggage rolling duffel and sling bag

Capital One Bowl (Georgia vs Michigan State)
Gifts:
Party at Best Buy, Commemorative watch, $400 of spending at Best Buy*

Rose Bowl (USC vs Penn State)
Gifts:
Sony DVD camcorder, Fossil watch, Oakley sunglasses, New Era 59fifty hat, Ogio backpack, One-year ESPN The Magazine subscription

Orange Bowl (Cincinnati vs Virginia Tech)
Gifts:
Gifting suite, $300 in Sony Electronics^, Tourneau watch, New Era 59fifty hat, Crocs, Ogio backpack

Cotton Bowl (Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech)
Gifts:
Watch

Liberty Bowl (East Carolina vs. Kentucky)
Gifts:
Pure Digital Flip mini-camcorder, Fossil watch, Fossil sunglasses, Armor Gear backpack

Sugar Bowl (Alabama vs Utah)
Gifts:
Sony MP3 Walkman, Sony Blu-Ray player, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap

International Bowl (Buffalo vs. UConn)
Gifts:
Timely Watch Co. watch, Two-piece Armor Gear rolling travel duffel bag and computer backpack

Fiesta Bowl (Ohio State vs Texas)
Gifts:
Myvu personal media viewer, Apple iPod Nano, Kenneth Cole watch, Hat

GMAC Bowl (Ball State vs. Tulsa)
Gifts:
Timely Watch Co. watch, Jostens ring, Hat

BCS National Championship (Oklahoma vs Florida)
Gifts:
Gifting suite, $300 in Sony Electronics^, Tourneau watch, New Era 59fifty Hat, Crocs, Ogio duffle bag

* Players can purchase up to $400 of products from Best Buy while at the in-store party.
^ Players can purchase up to $300 in Sony Electronics products that are showcased to them at the team hotels.
Man, I sure am jealous. I was an NCAA athlete that participated in Conference Championships and such, but all I ever received for free was a pair of Brooks shoes. They also weighed about 40 lbs, and we're white, green and pink, so I never wore them. What I would have done for an ESPN the Mag subscrip and a 26-inch LCD TV.

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19 Comments:

Offering Crocs at the BCSNCG seems a little redundant considering Tebow is involved.

nickname tommy said...
Dec 11, 2008, 10:19:00 AM  

During the NCAA Div II regional basketball tournament in Troy, AL, our swag consisted of condoms since the Trojan factory is located there.

Ian said...
Dec 11, 2008, 10:25:00 AM  

How is this not considered "special benefits?" The NCAA are such a bunch of hypocrites.

Scott F. said...
Dec 11, 2008, 10:29:00 AM  

I went to the damn Cotton Bowl and all I got is a lousy watch.

I Worship Erin Andrews said...
Dec 11, 2008, 10:31:00 AM  

Oh come on, AA, cross country isn't a sport!

GMoney said...
Dec 11, 2008, 10:48:00 AM  

If you ever wonder why players are opposed to a playoff, the distinct lack of swag would have to be up there.

Craig said...
Dec 11, 2008, 11:08:00 AM  

I looked up these "holeshot" watches (for comedic value) and they're well over the $500 limit. Add in a Wii bundle and some sunglasses (Las Vegas Bowl) and we're talking over $1000. WTF?

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2008, 11:10:00 AM  

I looked up these "holeshot" watches (for comedic value) and they're well over the $500 limit. Add in a Wii bundle and some sunglasses (Las Vegas Bowl) and we're talking over $1000. WTF?

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2008, 11:11:00 AM  

The only way I'd use a subscription to ESPN the Magazine would be if I ran out of toilet paper.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2008, 11:12:00 AM  

So, Ian, is that why Troy calls their team the Trojans? *rimshot*

And I was shocked that Florida State wasn't given Dillard's gift cards! *rimshot!*

JamesCraven said...
Dec 11, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

sucks to be you ole miss & texas tech.

-dan

-dan said...
Dec 11, 2008, 12:31:00 PM  

Fossil? Bulova? Kenneth Cole? We've got Casio calculator watches, baby!

/Rebel & Red Raider players

Dec 11, 2008, 12:43:00 PM  

Grow a pair NCAA, make the BCS change. Stupid hypocrites!

Brad James said...
Dec 11, 2008, 1:40:00 PM  

nickname tommy: That's the Florida Gators. not Florida Crocodiles.

jimothy said...
Dec 11, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

That's the Florida Gators. not Florida Crocodiles.

Tell that to whoever designed the 2003 Florida Gators' media guide (probably a Seminole).
Oh, and Tebow loves Crocs.

Dec 11, 2008, 5:57:00 PM  

Motor City Bowl - 100 shares of Ford stock.

Anonymous said...
Dec 11, 2008, 7:31:00 PM  

fyi, cotton bowl always gives out gifts that they don't disclose. this year it's a 32" vizio tv and a best buy gift card. dont know why they don't just say it.

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Dec 17, 2008, 12:39:00 AM  
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Dec 16, 2009, 11:32:00 PM  

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