SWAG. Stuff We All Get. As a player for a college football program that gets invited to partake in the myriad of Bowls across the nation, the experience is more than enough. But the SWAG doesn't hurt, though.
I have a personal appreciation for the aforementioned SWAG - as a college freshman at the University of Washington, my 'cluster-mate' in the dorms, a sophomore UW Football player, was the proud recipient of a Microsoft Xbox - part of the SWAG for playing with the Dawgs in the 2001 Rose Bowl against Purdue. We (all ten of my cluster-mates - UW had clusters of dorm rooms) got many hours of fun out of that Xbox so as I said, the extra little goodies you get for being a part of the Bowl system doesn't hurt one bit.
Now, the Rose Bowl is the big time. We all know that. The Alamo Bowl is pretty big-time as well, and the SWAG UW players are going to receive shows that.
The Valero Alamo Bowl Gifts for 2011 include a $400 Best Buy gift card, a Fossil watch, a Schutt mini-helmet, and a panoramic team photo.