Bowl Swag Gifts

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Tenacious D, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Given that it's considered an "extra benefit" for a student-athlete to use a copier in the football offices, and thus a violation of 'AA bylaws, some may be surprised to know that bowl games provide gifts to the coaches and players competing in their events. Here is a list of the gifts given to each team, by their respective bowls:

    ■ Gildan New Mexico Bowl
    Gift suite, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley beanie, New Era cap, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0, pen with box, Christmas ornament

    ■ Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    Gift suite, North End winter coat, Kombi gloves, Nike beanie, Ogio Fugitive backpack, Big Game souvenir football

    ■ R+L Carriers
    Samsung Galaxy tablet

    ■ Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl
    Sony PlayStation 3, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, mini-helmet

    ■ San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl
    Best Buy gift card*, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt, FlexFit cap

    ■ MAACO Las Vegas Bowl
    Gift suite, cap

    ■ Sheraton Hawaii Bowl
    Oakley sunglasses, Aloha shirt, Pro Athletics custom beach shorts, Oakley T-shirt, performance wear, cap or visor, backpack, beach towels, bowl calendar, playing cards

    ■ AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
    Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, New Era cap, commemorative football

    ■ Little Caesars Pizza Bowl
    Timely Watch Co. watch, leather duffel bag, commemorative football

    ■ Belk Bowl
    Estimated $400 shopping trip to Belk’s flagship store in Charlotte, Fossil watch

    ■ Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
    Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple iPod nano, Deuce watch, LunaTik wristband (to hold iPod), beanie, Nike backpack

    ■ Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
    Best Buy gift card*, Tourneau watch, hooded sweatshirt, FlexFit cap

    ■ Champs Sports Bowl
    $420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely Watch Co. watch

    ■ Valero Alamo Bowl
    $400 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Schutt mini-helmet, panoramic team photo

    ■ Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl
    Sony Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, camo knit beanie, Ogio backpack, Big Game souvenir football

    ■ New Era Pinstripe Bowl
    Note: Bowl committee would not disclose details about participants’ gifts

    ■ Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
    Gift suite, Reactor watch

    ■ Insight Bowl
    Gift suite, Fossil watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

    ■ Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
    Toshiba 32-inch flat-screen television, Fossil watch, belt buckle, T-shirt, backpack

    ■ Hyundai Sun Bowl
    Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch, Majestic Pro-Base fleece pullover, VP Sports cap, Ogio Politan backpack, Helen of Troy hair dryer, souvenir coin

    ■ AutoZone Liberty Bowl
    Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Nike training shoes, Nike sport sandals, Nike sunglasses, Nike Air Jordan backpack, commemorative game ball

    ■ Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
    Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag

    ■ Chick-fil-A Bowl
    $250 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic ski cap, Russell Athletic travel bag, $15 Chick-fil-A gift card, commemorative football

    ■ TicketCity Bowl
    Cotton Bowl, Dallas
    Monday, Jan. 2, noon, ESPNU
    Gift suite, Timely Watch Co. watch

    ■ Capital One Bowl
    $420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Timely Watch Co. watch

    ■ Outback Bowl
    $150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, Jostens ring, cap, $25 Outback Steakhouse gift certificate

    ■ TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl
    Fossil watch, GatorGear performance headwear, rolling luggage bag, Jostens ring, commemorative football

    ■ Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio
    Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era hat, Oakley Flak Pack 3.0

    ■ Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
    Gift suite, Kenneth Cole watch, cap, Ogio Convoy backpack

    ■ Allstate Sugar Bowl
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans
    Tuesday, Jan. 3, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
    Gift suite, Reactor watch, New Era cap, Majestic fleece pullover

    ■ Discover Orange Bowl
    Gift suite, Tourneau watch

    ■ AT&T Cotton Bowl
    Fossil watch
    Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts

    ■ BBVA Compass Bowl
    Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.
    Saturday, Jan. 7, 1 p.m., ESPN
    iBeats by Dr. Dre (ear buds), Reactor watch, Oakley Eyepatch 2, Oakley backpack duffel, Big Game commemorative football

    ■ GoDaddy.com Bowl
    Nikon S80, Timely Watch Co. watch, leather luggage bag, commemorative football

    ■ Allstate BCS National Championship Game
    Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer and Stone shirt

    * To be spent during the teams’ official store visit. Balance not used that day will be forfeited.
    ** The game is usually played at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. However, the 2011 matchup will be played in Dallas due to renovations at that facility.
    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.
    Compiled by David Broughton and Brandon McClung
    Sources: Bowl committees and vendors


    Link: 2011 Bowl gifts to participants - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal
     
  2. BearCat204

    BearCat204 Chieftain

    Curious as to why its 420??
     
  3. The announcers said Cincinnati's gift was the helmets they were wearing. I'd be pissed.
     
  4. cotton

    cotton Stand-up Philosopher

    There is an NCAA limit to the monetary value of gift. My guess is that $420=limit - other gifts.
     
  5. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    I in no way am against bowl gifts, BUT-- it is patently absurd to give this kind of value as gifts for bowl teams, but nothing of the kind is possible for non-bowl teams. I know it is supposed to be a "reward," but these are supposed to be "amateur players." Why can't a team give a their players gifts of this nature?
     

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