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College Football Bowl Gifts For 2010

College Football players love Bowl Games. That’s not surprising. They get showered with free stuff. Every text message, golf cart ride and drink bought is scrutinized during the regular season, but, when it comes to the bowls, it’s Xboxes and Best Buy Gift Sprees for everyone! This year’s bowl gifts have been announced. Here are a few of the highlights.

New Mexico Bowl: Pen with box and a Christmas ornament? You shouldn’t have!

Humanitarian Bowl: New Era skull cap, waterproof breathable parka, winter gloves and hand warmers. All useful items in Fresno, CA where the average temperature never drops below 50.

New Orleans: A Balfour ring. Nothing reels in the ladies like a high-school ring from the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Fortunately, Ohio and Troy can tweet about how much the ring sucks from their new iPod Touch.

Alamo: Xbox 360, awesome. Twenty-dollar gift card to Game Stop that isn’t enough to buy anything, not so awesome.

Texas: Belt Buckle. Didn’t see that one coming.

Pinstripe: Did not disclose. We are assuming a complimentary lecture on Yankee history and 15 minutes to breathe the rarefied air from the Legends seats.

Sun: Helen of Troy hair dryer and Souvenir coin. Two things that won’t make it into the suitcase on the way home.

Chick-Fil-A: Chick-Fil-A gift card + $250 Best Buy gift card = no complaints.

GoDaddy.com: Nikon S70 touch-screen camera package. In the Facebook/Twitter era, this probably won’t end well.

Gator: No electronics. Lame.

The gifts are lovely, but, obviously, nothing compares to being “the toast of the town” for a week.

[Photo via Getty]

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