Outside of the College Football Playoff, Alabama vs. Michigan in the Citrus Bowl is one of the games that jumps off the page. The Crimson Tide will be a strong favorite, but the match-up pits two historic powers that rarely play against one another.
Outside of the on field storylines, one of the more goofy and fun aspects of bowl season are the “gift suites” and packages that come along with each game. Players participating receive and array of goods for their efforts.
They tend to vary from bowl-to-bowl, and could have some sponsor-based flare depending on the game in which teams are playing. Games can max out at $550 worth of gifts for players.
The Citrus Bowl, sponsored by vacation rental company Vrbo, has a pretty nice array of gifts.
According to Sports Business Journal, Crimson Tide and Wolverine players will each receive a $400 Best Buy gift card, as well as a watch and a Herschel backpack with a luggage tag.
This year's bowl-gift list is out, via @sbjsbd. Michigan players will get a $400 Best Buy gift card, a watch and a Herschel backpack w/ luggage tag for playing in the Citrus Bowl. https://t.co/gzbmKGfdBV
— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) December 10, 2019
Backpacks are a pretty popular and functional bowl gift for players. Others include headphones, sunglasses, watches, video game consoles, and clothing.
Many include a trip to the famous “gift suite,” where players are able to select big ticket items from an array of options.
Alabama and Michigan kick off their bowl game in Orlando at 1 p.m. ET on Jan. 1. The two teams have only faced off four times in history, with three coming in bowl games. Alabama won the last date between the two to open the 2012 regular season, 41-14.