What College Football Team Got The Best Bowl Gift?

Associate Editor
12.09.15
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Bowl games are fun for college football fans because it means that there are 41 more opportunities to watch football before the long, cold offseason begins. Bowl games are fun for players because it means they get to play one more game, and if they don’t want to do that, at least they get a lot of really awesome gear via bowl game gift packages.

If you don’t know what those are, bowl game gift packages are basically these gigantic bundles of gear that players get for making the game. More often than not, they rule. Here is a list of this year’s list of bowl game gifts, via SportsBusinessDaily:

  • AutoNation Cure Bowl presented by Florida Hospital: Nike pullover; flexfit, flat bill cap; watch; Tervis tumbler; commemorative metal ticket; chill towel; keychain
  • Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Gift suite; Oakley Holbrook sunglasses, Blade Wet/Dry 30 backpack and fine knit beanie; cap; Sound Pop portable speaker; Ogio toiletry kit; Gildan stadium blanket
  • Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl: Gift suite; Oakley backpack; trucker mesh snapback cap; beanie
  • Raycom Media Camellia Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch; commemorative game coin and case; cap and beanie; Ogio duffle bag; Big Game autograph football
  • R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Gift suite, Fossil watch
  • Miami Beach Bowl: Bluetooth speaker; Oakley Blade Wet/Dry 30 backpack; Under Armour bucket hat and sunglasses; beach towel; waterproof cellphone case; commemorative football
  • Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Gift suite; Coleman two-person tent; beanie; Oakley backpack; Big Game football
  • Marmot Boca Raton Bowl: Gift suite; beach towel; beach bag; Tervis tumbler; sunglasses; sports flip-flops
  • San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch; cap
  • GoDaddy Bowl: Timely Watch Co. watch; Sol Republic Punk speakers; 32-quart Lit cooler; Wilson official souvenir game ball
  • Popeyes Bahamas Bowl: Gift suite; Oakley backpack; cap; Rock ’Em Apparel socks; Jabra Bluetooth speaker
  • Hawai’i Bowl: Gift suite; Oakley sunglasses and backpack; Tori Richard aloha shirt; surf trunks; team performance wear; Urban Barrels beach bag and towel
  • St. Petersburg Bowl: Gift suite; Oakley backpack and Turbine sunglasses; commemorative football
  • Hyundai Sun Bowl: Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. Silvertone watch; Majestic Pro Base fleece pullover; Ogio Politan backpack; cap; commemorative coin
  • Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl: Gift suite; Ogio backpack with hydration bladder; commemorative football; beanie
  • New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Variety of New Era products
  • Camping World Independence Bowl: Gift suite; Timely Watch Co. watch; New Era knit skull cap; commemorative football
  • Foster Farms Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch
  • Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: Microsoft Xbox One with Kinect bundle; Under Armour duffel bag
  • Quick Lane Bowl: JBL headphones; custom-made, life-sized decal for each player, with his likeness; hoodie, winter hat, baseball cap; Ogio backpack; vintage football; $200 Best Buy gift card
  • Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl: Gift suite; Ogio backack with hydration bladder; commemorative football; beanie
  • Russell Athletic Bowl: $350 Best Buy shopping trip; Timely Watch Co. watch; ISlide footwear; beach towel; Russell Athletic performance pullover
  • Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl: Cowtown custom-made cowboy boots
  • AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Gift suite; belt buckle; duffel bag; alpaca throw; selfie stick
  • Birmingham Bowl: Gift suite; ESPN beanie; Ogio backpack; Big Game football
  • Belk Bowl: Shopping trip to Belk department store; Fossil watch
  • Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch
  • National University Holiday Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch; cap
  • Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: $300 Vanilla Visa gift card; Fossil watch; Bluetooth speaker; commemorative football; $10 Chick-fil-A gift card
  • Capital One Orange Bowl: Gift suite; Tourneau watch; Schutt commemorative “split” helmet (half one team and half the other)
  • Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: Undisclosed
  • Outback Bowl: $150 Best Buy gift card; Outback Steakhouse gift card; Fossil watch; Jostens ring; cap
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: $315 Best Buy shopping trip; Timely Watch Co. watch; EA Sports video game; ISlide footwear; beach towel
  • BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio X-Fit backpack
  • Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual: Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio backpack; New Era fitted 59 Fifty cap
  • Allstate Sugar Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch; New Era Cap; commemorative coin
  • TaxSlayer Bowl: Panasonic gift suite; Fossil watch
  • AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Bass Pro Shops gift card and shopping trip; custom-made Oculus Pro Team HD binoculars; Bulova watch; Nike athletic shoes, sport sandals, sunglasses and custom-made backpack; commemorative game ball
  • Valero Alamo Bowl: Beats Studio Wireless headphones; Fossil watch; $125 Best Buy gift card; team panoramic photo; commemorative mini-helmet
  • Motel 6 Cactus Bowl: Gift suite; Fossil watch; Ogio Excelsior backpack
  • College Football Playoff National Championship Game: Iconic gift

So first things first, the people who work for Fossil and got their products in basically every bowl game gift deserves a raise. Also the best gift packages are the ones given by the Chick-fil-A and Outback bowls, because both give athletes free food at Chick-fil-A and Outback, which is always wonderful.

As for the coolest stuff, that may go to Pittsburgh and Navy, the two teams participating in the Military Bowl. Just for going, they get an Xbox One with a Kinect bundle and a bunch of cool Under Armour gear. The Cotton Bowl could have a really good gift package, but it refuses to disclose what it’s giving players. The strangest selection goes to either the Arizona Bowl (cowboy boots) or the Texas Bowl (which has some cool stuff, but it’s also giving away belt buckles, alpaca throws, and selfie sticks).

(via SportsBusinessDaily)

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