Six Zero

December 7th, 2010 at 2:54 PM ^

Remember when every kid got, like, an Xbox, a seven-pound watch made of pure elephant tusk, a set of luggage, and the legal ownership of a small Central American country just for playing in a New Year's Day Bowl?

Ahh, the good ol' days-- when Chris Perry complained of having to go to the crummy Capital One Bowl yet again...

Michigan Shirt

December 7th, 2010 at 5:15 PM ^

For the Alamo bowl in 2005 they got a PSP along with an Xbox 360. What I remember about this is this was the year that the 360 was released for Christmas and I waited in front of Best Buy for 6 hours (still didn't get one) and then the players I lived next to (McAvoy and Mesko) get them without trying. At least I got to go to their room and play some COD 2.


December 7th, 2010 at 3:17 PM ^

These gifts SUCK compared to the Insight Bowl.

Electronics: None versus a Sony Suite (which I can only imagine is stock full of female Japanese models)

Watch:  The maker of Tag and Brietling vs. Fossil.  In some countries this would not be allowed.

Other: Sunglass/leather bag/jostens ring vs. a cap and ogio backpack.  Looking back on it, NOT buying a class ring from Jostens is one of the better decisions I have made in my life.  And I will always use the "leather bag" I bought in college.  The sunglasses are a plus, but I'd almost rather have a sweet Ogio backpack.

In the end, these guys are walking with a pair of Oakleys, when they potentially could have had some Sony electronics, a decent-to-nice watch (instead of Fossil crap), and a sweet Ogio backpack.  What a shaft.