The Best and Worst Bowl Game Gifts
You've probably noticed that your favorite college football team is no longer hitting the gridiron every Saturday. Fans of college football are preparing for the
You’ve probably noticed that your favorite college football team is no longer hitting the gridiron every Saturday. Fans of college football are preparing for the last glorious tailgate of the season. The final time this year to don school color inspired body paint and cheer to the top of your lungs is always at a much coveted CFB Bowl Game.
One of the other incentives for participating in a bowl game, other than the opportunity to win a trophy, would be the lavish gifts bestowed on each program. To help us discern the great gifts from the average free stuff, CBS Sports weighed in, listing the best and worst bowl game gift packages for this season.
Best Bowl Game Gift Packages
CBS Sports ranked the Peach Bowl as the No. 1 gift package. They reported that players will receive a $300 Visa gift card, a JBL Bluetooth speaker, a Fossil watch and a football.
The site ranked the Orange Bowl as the second-best. The giveaway includes a mini-helmet, a watch and a gift suite. And, no oranges, for all my fruit fans out there.
Worst Bowl Game Gift Packages
Now, the moment your messy boots self has been waiting for – the worst bowl gifts.
CBS Sports claimed that the New Era Pinstripe Bowl’s gift program—a “variety of New Era Products”—is a little dull.
“OK, so this one’s pretty vague,” CBS Sports writer Robby Kalland said. “Is it just a bunch of hats? Maybe a backpack? I like hats fine, but not enough to make them being the centerpiece of a gift package super exciting.”
The second-worst, in CBS’ opinion, was the Miami Beach Bowl, which goes against everything an Adonis-bodied college student stands for. The game’s in Miami for goodness sake.
“No one is going to be upset with what they get from the Miami Beach Bowl, because they get to spend some time in Miami, but this—like the Cure Bowl package—is a fairly functional, but not an especially fun, gift set,” Kalland wrote. “Then there’s a beach paddle-ball set, which I can’t imagine will get much use from the Tulsa and Central Michigan folks.”
Here’s hoping the Central Michigan and Tulsa players have a huge re-gifting holiday extravaganza.