Here is the list of things the various bowl games will be giving to participants, and as usual, it runs the gamut from pointless to really nice. Belk Bowl participants get about $400 bucks to spend at a local Belk:
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Tuesday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN
Estimated $400 shopping trip to Belk’s flagship store in Charlotte, Fossil watch
Which is not a bad deal at all since they sell a lot more than slacks. I think. Haven't been in one of those stores in a long time.
Among other things, the New Mexico Bowl is giving away a pen (with box), and players will get a Helen of Troy hair dryer (whatever that is) from the Sun Bowl. At the higher end, the Meineke Car Care Bowl is giving away 32-inch televisions (I would have been so pumped about that as a college student), the GoDaddy Bowl is giving away Nikon cameras, and the Beef 'O' Brady's bowl is handing out Playstation 3s.