Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Next Time You See A College Football Player With Nice Stuff Don't Jump To Conclusions

In addition to draining thousands of dollars out of schools by forcing them to buy a certain number of tickets, bowl games also give out gifts to the participants (i.e. student-athletes who aren't allowed to accept anything else from outside sources).

Some highlights of the 2011-2012 bowl game gifts from Sports Business Daily:
Gildan New Mexico Bowl: Christmas ornament
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl: Gift suite, cap (No free paint job on your car!?)
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Toshiba 32-inch flat-screen television
Hyundai Sun Bowl:  Helen of Troy hair dryer (WTF?)
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Soundmatters Personal Audiophile loudspeaker, Fossil watch, cap, Timbuk2 custom messenger bag (but NO mac & cheese)
Allstate BCS National Championship Game: Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer and Stone shirt

Full list of Bowl gifts to participants

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