Wednesday, December 28, 2005

I'll take Grab Bag for $500 | by Pat

One of the minor perks of playing in a college bowl game is that every player who participates is awarded a gift bag by the host bowl committee. It may not seem that that big a deal to most people, but in the realm of college students, handouts are always welcome. Especially handouts that won't land your team on probation. This year the gifts will be even more expensive than last year as the maximum allowed dollar value of the goody bag was raised from $350 to $500.

So, what will the Fighting Irish and Buckeyes be bringing home with them from Tempe? Well, the official Fiesta Bowl Gift Package includes:

• Sony PSP
• Bulova men's watch
• Commemorative football
• Fiesta Bowl dart board and snack-filled duffel bag
Pretty decent take and I'm going to take a wild guess that the PSP is the item that will interest players the most. I'm also going to take another wild guess and assume that the snack in the snack-filled duffel bag will be of the Tostitos variety. Call it a hunch.

If you're curious how the Fiesta Bowl haul compares with the rest of the bowl games, here's the full list of all bowl game gift bags.