It's the most wonderful time of the year.
It's bowl season, and for its many participants, it's a lot better than Christmas because of all the ridiculous swag they get for just showing up. That's right: Even the backup punter can indulge in a litany of gifts ranging from electronics to clothing for simply being in the bowl game travel party.
Every year, Sports Business Daily breaks down the gifts from every bowl, giving us an opportunity to either mock or marvel at what these young men are receiving for their postseason berths. While being in the national championship or a BCS bowl is a great reward, sometimes the minor bowls have better prizes.
Take, for instance, the New Orleans Bowl, which is giving out Samsung Galaxy tablets or the Beef O'Brady's Bowl, which is handing out Sony PlayStation 3's. The Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas is dishing out 32-inch Toshiba flat screens (how do they get those home?) and the Military Bowl is giving out a Kindle Fire and an iPod Nano (lucky ToledoRead More »from Bowl games are about the swag as much as the experience