Beaveropoly is further evidence that there are more than enough suckers out there with some kind of connection to Oregon State University and $25 to burn to keep selling this perversion of a perfectly good classic. The name itself when spoken—beaver-ah-po-lee—just sounds gross.
Yet, this game has a place somewhere, because it happens to occupy that space between gift and novelty, that helps cloud the gift-giver's already spinning mind and ensure that some giftee, somewhere, is going to be disappointed. Few activities are create more feelings of stress and consternation than shopping for Christmas gifts.
The desire to discover something awesome and unique, yet also intrinsically desired by the recipient, runs head-on into the reality that money is finite and the holiday crowds are not.
You would think that shopping for a sports fan, whether they're a friend, loved one, or something else, would make the process easier; the person most likely has favorite team, sport, and/or athlete. However, the landscape of gifts for the biggest sports fans among us is rife with really bad decisions waiting to happen.
These are 25 of the worst sports gifts of 2013.