Bowl Game Participants Get A Lot Of Sweet Stuff

The NCAA is an odd organization. You can’t give an athlete a ride to the airport without it potentially being seen as an “improper benefit,” but football players going to a bowl game can legally be given all kinds of crap with no questions asked.

bowl schwag

And, examining the list of the schwag that’s being handed out, the sting of going to the Poinsettia or Humanitarian Bowl is somewhat offset by the sweet gifts you’ll get for showing up.

After the jump, a look at the best and worst bowl gifts.

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Jim Brown Suing Sony & EA Over Video Game Guy

What can Brown do for you? If you’re a video game producer, he can sue your billion-dollar butt for using his likeness without his permission.

Jim Brown Cleveland Browns

BLOOMBERG’s Patricia Hurtado reports that Jim Brown has recently filed a lawsuit against Sony & Electronic Arts. The Hall of Fame NFL running back (and star of “I’m Gonna Git You, Sucka!“) is taking the two companies to court, complaining that they’ve based a video game character on him without legally asking. Read more…

Big Conglomos Always Know How To Ruin The Fun

the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that upon hearing a Green Bay TV station would not show Eli Manning’s favorite show, Seinfeld, the day before the Packers host the Giants at Lambeau Field, Sony has “come to the rescue” of Manning.

Eli Manning Seinfeld

The ginormous conglomo is shipping “Manning a DVD player and ‘Seinfeld: The Complete Series DVD collection’ for his viewing pleasure while on the Wisconsin pleasure trip.

Personally, I’m always happy to see large corporations come to the aid of the underprivileged like this. It’s a truly heartwarming gesture, don’t you think?”

Now if Sony was really smart, it’d send some arm warmers instead.