We all know that college football is famous for the gifts that lucky participants receive as rewards for an invite to whichever “Random Sponsor and Location Bowl” they make. Whether it’s a shiny new watch or a lifetime gift certificate for poinsettias, it seems like football players get all the best stuff. Well, who knew that basketball players get showered with gifts at their conference tournaments in much the same way? Sports Business Daily knew, and they put together a breakdown of the loot that players from each conference will take home from their tournaments.
SEC players get to choose from a grab bag of goodies, ranging from a 24-inch upright Swiss Army travel bag, which may or may not come with tweezers and a little plastic toothpick, all the way to an iPod touch (let’s play Words with Friends!). They can even choose a Blu-Ray player or Sony Cybershot if those don’t tickle their fancy. That certainly beats the Big West’s ‘T-Shirt’ or the Northeast Conference’s ‘Anaconda Long-Sleeve Dri-Fit Shirt,’ which I assume features something like this on the front. And, although the Pac-10’s choice to give out backpacks full of snacks and Dr. Pepper may not be your kind of thing, reports seem to indicate that it has Billy Gillispie considering holding out for a west coast job. You can see what the rest of the conferences are handing out by following this nifty little link.