Christmas Giveaway 2013 – ESPN Films: Nine for IX Gift Set

by Jennifer Donovan

Written by 5M4M contributor Jennifer D. who received a set of DVDs to facilitate the review.

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I am married to a big sports fan. I am not a sports fan. However, ever since college when we would spend Saturdays watching college football and every evening we tuned the TV to ESPN to watch Sportscenter, I’ve been a fan of sports reporting. Weird, right? Well, maybe not. I think it’s like those who watch the Olympics for the human interest stories more than the skeet shooting.

I loved watching the acclaimed film series 30 for 30 that ESPN produced, and this year, we caught a couple of the new series Nine for IX, which focuses on women in sports and is directed by women filmmakers.

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Nine for IX — About women. By women. For us all.

This would make a great gift for the sports fan in your life, as well as for anyone who enjoys documentaries.

ESPN Films: Nine for IXthe four-disc collection includes all nine titles from the Nine for IX series, plus two bonus films!

The films included in the collection are:

  • Venus Vs. (Directed by Ava DuVernay)
  • Pat XO (Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern / Produced by Robin Roberts)
  • The Diplomat (Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Khesghi)
  • Runner (Directed by Shola Lynch)
  • No Limits (Directed by Alison Ellwood)
  • Branded (Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)
  • Let Them Wear Towels (Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern)
  • Swoopes (Directed by Hannah Storm)
  • The ‘99ers (Directed by Erin Leyden / Produced by Julie Foudy)
  • Coach (Directed by Bess Kargman; Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg)
  • Abby Head On (Directed by Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby)

Enter to win

  • $50 Sports Authority Gift Card
  • Nine for IX DVD Gift Sets (each 4 disc set retails at $29.95)

Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.

For more giveaways like this one, be sure to click over to the main Christmas Giveaway 2013 post.

Jennifer manages 5 Minutes for Books. When she’s not reading and reviewing, she writes about family life at Snapshot.



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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2 anne November 25, 2013 at 10:46 am

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17 acmommy3 November 26, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Great giveaway! I have several friends and family members who are sport lovers. :-)

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18 Geoff K November 26, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Love the Nine for IX films — what a great way to spotlight the history of women’s sports!

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19 Ang November 26, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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22 JD Northwest November 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm

My wife was a student athlete. I think she’d really enjoy the DVDs.

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My husband is the same way, I swear we only have cable for the espn channel

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Great giveaway, thank you!

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This is a fantastic giveaway! The episodes on the dvd look great, a good way to empower young girls in sports :) Thanks!

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my son is a huge sports fan and would love this!

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Thanks for the giveaway.

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65 Heather December 1, 2013 at 11:36 pm

This is an awesome gift set! I loved the episodes of Nine for IX that I got to see and really want to see the rest too.

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I would love to watch these with my daughter!

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Great for the fam.

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