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

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


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.


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.


  1. Eileen Richter says

    What an inspiration for my 14 year old sports crAzY daughter! She does 4 sports and doesnt take a break as many overlap. She really would love to watch these and we could pass them on to other team mates!

  2. Kellie Conklin says

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

  3. Heather says

    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.

  4. wendy b says

    I had no idea what this was….but once I read the description….this is a wonderful collection. Thank you for the giveaway.

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