The spoils of war: What players get for playing in bowl games
MOBILE, AL (WNSP) — To the victor goes the spoils.
Before the teams even take the field in the bowl games, the players get a goodie bag of gear from the game’s organizing committee.
SportsBusiness Journal released its 11th annual bowl game gift guide on Friday, a list of every gift to be bestowed upon the bowl teams. The bigger the bowl, generally, the pricier the gift.
For example, the Alabama Crimson Tide will take on Washington in the Peach Bowl, as part of the College Football Playoff. Here’s what each player will get:
- $300 Vanilla Visa gift card by InComm
- JBL Bluetooth speaker
- Fossil watch
Meanwhile, South Alabama travels to Tuscon, Arizona on Dec. 30. The Jags’ gifts don’t include a gift card or a speaker, but they do include:
- Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 headphones with case
- Selco watch
- Ogio rucksack
- Red, inflatable “big-lazy” couch
- No Sweat Specialties socks
Auburn, by virtue of being the default No. 2 SEC team, was invited to the Sugar Bowl to play Big 12 champ Oklahoma. The Sooners and the Tigers will each get:
- Gift suite
- Fossil watch with custom tin
- New Era cap
What about the bowl game right here in Mobile? The fourth bowl-bound Alabama team, Troy, will meet the Ohio Bobcats in Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
The two teams will get:
- Leather duffel bag
- Pure Boom wireless headphones
- Wilson souvenir game ball
- RTIC SoftPak 40 cooler
- Timely Watch Co. watch
Basically, it pays to win.
For the full list of college bowl games, dates, times and channels, check out our Complete College Football TV Schedule.