Tracking SEC bowl swag

Bowl games don't just bring players another game for the season. They bring fun, week-long experiences that give players a chance to really unwind before ending the season.

They also bring free stuff -- free stuff that's well within the rules of the NCAA! And who doesn't love free stuff?

The better the bowl, the better the swag.

Alabama players are in for a real treat when they collect their goodies for the Discover BCS National Championship. They, along with Notre Dame players, will receive free Tourneau watches (fancy) and a gift suite, according to the Sports Business Journal.

What is a gift suite you ask? Well, according to the Sports Business Journal it's ...

"Gift suites are set up as private events in which game participants, and often bowl VIPs, are given an order form and allowed to select a gift, or gifts, up to a value that is predetermined by each specific bowl, not to exceed the NCAA limit of $550 per person."

Here's a look at all the swag SEC teams are getting for their bowl games:

Discover BCS National Championship Game

  • Gift suite, Tourneau watch

Allstate Sugar Bowl

  • Gift suite, Fossil watch, New Era cap, Boxer & Stone hoodie

Capital One Bowl

  • $420 shopping trip to a local Best Buy, Fossil watch

AT&T Cotton Bowl

  • Fossil watch

  • Note: Bowl committee would not disclose additional details about participant gifts, but last year’s gifts included an iPad2 and a Fossil watch.

Outback Bowl

  • $150 Best Buy gift card, Fossil watch, ring, cap, Outback Steakhouse gift card

Chick-fil-A Bowl

  • $300 gift card, Fossil watch, Russell Athletic Chick-fil-A Bowl hat, Russell Athletic travel bag, Chick-fil-A gift card

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

  • Fossil watch, Dome hat, Mercury garment bag and carry-on bag, Jostens ring, football

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

  • Gift suite, Fossil watch

BBVA Compass Bowl

  • Fossil watch, Oakley Dispatch II sunglasses, wireless portable speaker, backpack, football