Believe it or not, College Football bowl games are not just played for wins and losses. There are also the goodie bags.
And I mean, how often do you get to play in a game sponsored by a men's fragrance company?
Here are what participants in tomorrow's Sun Bowl will receive:
- A Sony Walkman Portable DVD Player, along with Sony Noise Reduction Headphones (Value: $309)
- A Silvertone watch from Timely Watch Co. of Frisco, Texas
- An Armor Gear Backpack
- A long-sleeve mock turtleneck and baseball hat, both with the Sun Bowl and team logos.
- A wind shirt
- A commemorative coin made by VP Sports of El Paso
If you don't believe me, check out the picture below:
But the real kicker, apparently left out of the picture, is the Helen of Troy hair dryer.
I am not joking. A hair dryer. In a gift bag for a college bowl game.
This gift would be perfect for kickers, quarterbacks, and the girlfriends of the players. Nothing makes bowl game memories flood back like a hair dryer. I wonder if the Sun Bowl logo is donned on these hair dryers too.... I guess you get your advertising however you can.
This package comes out to a total retail value of $499.30, 70 cents shy of the NCAA limit of $500.
But this quote, by Sun Bowl Executive Director Bernie Olivas, is icing on the cake:
DVD Player and Headphones: 309 dollars.
A new watch: 50 dollars.
A new turtleneck, wind shirt, baseball cap, coin, and backpack: 150 dollars.
Winning a bowl game and remembering it every day when you dry your hair?