And What the heck is an OGIO Backpack?

Get it? Because they're bowls?

What are you asking Santa to put under your tree this year? If you said giant belt buckle, I hope you’re a member of the Mizzou football team. Here’s an excerpted list of bowl swag given to players at various bowl games. Grumpy Old Man NCAA puts a $500 limit on the freebies, which was evidently still too high  because  the Sun Bowl is giving OU and Stanford players hair dryers and a souvenir coins. Evidently they got confused and thought this was a white elephant gift exchange. Regardless of the score, we can all agree that Tennessee and Virginia are both winners in the swag department.

NEW MEXICO
Fresno State vs. Wyoming, Dec. 19, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sony gift suite
Oakley beanie
Oakley sunglasses
Oakley backpack
OGIO garment bag
ST. PETERSBURG
Rutgers vs. UCF, Dec. 19, St. Petersburg, Fla.
iLuv iPod/DVD player
Oakley watch
Oakley sunglasses
Oakley backpack
NEW ORLEANS
Southern Miss vs. Middle Tennessee, Dec. 20, New Orleans
Flip HD mini-camcorder
Oakley sunglasses and backpack
Balfour ring

MAACO BOWL LAS VEGAS
BYU vs. Oregon State, Dec. 22, Las Vegas
Gift suite, up to $350 worth of audio/visual electronics, bicycles, appliances, a recliner and luggage.
POINSETTIA
Utah vs. California, Dec. 23, San Diego
Flo TV personal television and one year of service
Tourneau watch
Best Buy gift card
Sports Tek hoodie
Cap

HAWAII
Nevada vs. SMU, Dec. 24, Honolulu
i-Luv i1166 Multi-Media DVD player
Kicker EB101 Ear Bud headphones
Oakley sunglasses
Kahala Aloha shirt
A4 Performance shirt
Commemorative T-shirt
Backpack
Beach towel
Visor
Calendar
Lei

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA
Ohio vs. Marshall, Dec. 26, Detroit
Sony gift package selected from brochure
Timely Co. watch
Souvenir football
MEINEKE CAR CARE
Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina, Dec. 26, Charlotte, N.C.
Option of Bose Quiet Comfort headphones set or Bose Sound Dock or iPod
Touch, iLive speakers and $20 gift card
Fossil watch
OGIO duffle bag
Commemorative photo
EMERALD
USC vs. Boston College, Dec. 26, San Francisco
Hewlett Packard mini netbook
Armor Gear backpack
Fossil watch
Hat
MUSIC CITY
Clemson vs. Kentucky, Dec. 27, Nashville, Tenn.
RCA Flip camera
Fossil watch
OGIO backpack
Majestic fleece
INDEPENDENCE
Georgia vs. Texas A&M, Dec. 28, Shreveport, La.
Player gift suite, which includes Sony gifts such as a Blu Ray player, Bravia sound system and electronics
Watch
Hat
Souvenir football

EAGLEBANK
Temple vs. UCLA, Dec. 29, Washington, D.C.
SlingMedia Slingbox SOLO with Slinglink Turbo 1 Port
Powermat
Commemorative football
Kanata tailgate blanket
Hat
CHAMPS SPORTS
Miami vs. Wisconsin, Dec. 29, Orlando, Fla.
$420 Best Buy shopping spree
Commemorative watch
HUMANITARIAN
Idaho vs. Bowling Green, Dec. 30, Boise, Idaho
Choice of: Sony Bravia theater system, Sony portable DVD player and two sets of Sony headphones or Garmin NUVi 1250
Parka
Winter gloves and hand warmers
OGIO backpack
Skull cap
Nike pullover
Souvenir football
HOLIDAY
Arizona vs. Nebraska, Dec. 30, San Diego
Flo TV personal television and one year of service
Best Buy gift card
Tourneau watch
Sports Tek hoodie
Cap
ARMED FORCES
Houston vs. Air Force, Dec. 31, Fort Worth, Texas
Sony players’ gift suite
Watch
OGIO backpack
Commemorative football
Knit cap
Luggage tag
Calendar
SUN
Stanford vs. Oklahoma, Dec. 31, El Paso, Texas
Gift Suite (players get to select their gift from a menu of items)
Timely Watch Co. watch
Brut hair dryer
Majestic Pro-Base fleece pullover
Backpack
Cap
Souvenir coin
TEXAS
Missouri vs. Navy, Dec. 31, Houston
$300 Best Buy shopping spree
Under Armour backpack
Under Armour shirt and hat
Fossil watch
T-shirt
Texas Bowl belt buckle

INSIGHT
Iowa State vs. Minnesota, Dec. 31, Tempe, Ariz.
Electronics package from Davene, Inc.
Fossil watch
Game hat
OGIO backpack
CHICK-FIL-A
Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee, Dec. 31, Atlanta
$250 Best Buy gift card
Chick-fil-A gift card
Fossil watch
Russell Athletic travel bag
Souvenir football
Knit cap
OUTBACK
Auburn vs. Northwestern, Jan. 1, Tampa, Fla.
Best Buy gift card
Outback Steakhouse gift card
Jostens ring
Pro-Swiss watch
Hat
CAPITAL ONE
LSU vs. Penn State, Jan. 1, Orlando, Fla.
$420 Best Buy shopping spree
Watch
GATOR
West Virginia vs. Florida State, Jan. 1, Jacksonville, Fla.
Fossil watch
Oakley sunglasses
ROSE
Oregon vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, Pasadena, Calif.
19-inch Sharp television combo
Fossil watch
OGIO backpack
Hat
Commemorative plaque
SUGAR
Cincinnati vs. Florida, Jan. 1, New Orleans
Gift Suite featuring Sony, Trek and Weber products
Timely Watch Co. watch
OGIO backpack
Cap
INTERNATIONAL
USF vs. Northern Illinois, Jan. 2, Toronto
Gift brochure: electronics, travel gear
Watch
Commemorative football
PAPAJOHNS.COM
Connecticut vs. South Carolina, Jan. 2, Birmingham, Ala.
RCA HD video camera
Pro-Swiss watch
Oakley backpack
Souvenir football
COTTON
Oklahoma State vs. Ole Miss, Jan. 2, Dallas
The Cotton Bowl does not reveal its gift package before giving it to bowl participants
LIBERTY
East Carolina vs. Arkansas, Jan. 2, Memphis, Tenn.
Westinghouse 19-inch HDTV (also can be used as a computer monitor)
Nike Sports Pack: running shoes, sports sandals, sunglasses
Fossil watch
Game ball
ALAMO
Texas Tech vs. Michigan State, Jan. 2, San Antonio
32 gig iPod Touch
Dr. Dre Monster Beats headphones
Oakley “Antics” sunglasses
Fossil watch
Mini-helmet
Panoramic photo
FIESTA
TCU vs. Boise State, Jan. 4, Glendale, Ariz.
Electronics package from Davene, Inc.
Fossil watch
OGIO backpack
Hat
ORANGE
Georgia Tech vs. Iowa, Jan. 5, Miami
Gift suite including iPods, iPod accessories, flat-screen TV, home theater system, mountain bike and luggage
Tourneau watch
OGIO backpack
Hat
GMAC
Central Michigan vs. Troy, Jan. 6, Mobile, Ala.
RCA Small Wonder HD-720p pocket camcorder
Micro SD Memory Card
Watch
Football
Garment bag
DOP kit
Cap
BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Alabama vs. Texas, Jan. 7, Pasadena, Calif.
Gift suite with products from Sony, Trek mountain bikes and Garmin
Fossil watch
OGIO backpack
Hat
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One response to “And What the heck is an OGIO Backpack?

  1. All I want for Christmas is for Turner Gill to succeed.

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