A Look Inside The ESPY's Gift Bag

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nothing is more bourgeoisie than giving insanely rich stars and athletes a bag full of really expensive stuff for free, but alas it's still kind of intriguing. Here's the list that ESPN just released for the ESPY's....

Amadeus Spa- Gift Certificate
AlcoMate- Premium Breathalyzer
Amadeo Decada- Custom Hoodie & gift certificate
Ancestry.com- DNA Ancestry Kit & Family Tree Maker 2008 Software
Bedandbreakfast.com- Gift Certificate
Blush Bags- Gift Cards
Bobbi Brown- Sunscreen
Bosch- Gift Cards
Breeders Cup- VIP Experience and transportation plus a 2% stake in a West Point Thoroughbred horse
Campus Quilt- Gift Certificates
Canvasondemand.com- Gift Certificates
Chipotle- Gift Certificates good for a burrito a week FOR A YEAR!
Chumby- A compact device that displays useful and entertaining information from the web- wake up to your internet life!
Deanna Zaccari- Gift Certificate for an exclusive 2-hour personal stylist
DeBrand Chocolates- Chocolate Tower, Classic and Connoisseur Collection and a gift card
Del Sol- Color changing apparel & accessories including Men's & Women's Flip Flops
Dirt Devil- Dirt Devil Reaction All-Surface Vacuum Cleaner
Disneyland Tickets- Pairs of Disneyland® Resort 1-Day Park Hopper® Tickets
Disney on Broadway- Pair of tickets to The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Mary Poppins
EA Sports- 2009 NCAA Football for PS3 and XBOX 360
Econation- 2 hours of chauffered service in a luxury eco-friendly vehicle
Flowershop.com- Gift Certificate
Hasbro Games- Collection of Board Games
Hasbro Toys- Collection of Toys
Hot Rod Putter- Hot Rod Putter head
iGourmet- Gift card
iHome- Portable Speaker System for iPod
Invicta Watches- Russian Diver watches
Ironkey- the world's most secure flash drive
Johnston & Murphy- J & M leather toiletry sets
Klipsch- Headphones
L.A. Vie L'Orange- Walk on the Beach Pedicure
LĂ„RABAR- Gift Certificate
Live Scribe- 1 GB Pulse Smartpen that records and links audio
Marchon Eyewear- Designer sunglasses
Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker- Gift Certificate
Mitchell & Ness- Jackets from Mitchell & Ness
Murad- Wrinkle Reducer
Nimble Fitness- Gift Card for a complimentary fitness package
Oregon Scientific- An ATC Action Camera
Pacific Palms Golf Course- 1 night stay at the resort and 1 complimentary round of golf
Parajumpers- Gift certificate for a Parajumpers "Gobi" jacket
Phyto- Gift certificates
Revolution- Gift certificates
Richard Petty Experience- Make laps inside an authentic 600hp NASCAR style stock car
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp- Admittance into the 2008 Summer Tour of Rock n' Roll Fantasy Camp
Rosetta Stone- Gift Certificate
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse- Gift Certificate
Salt Works Jeans- Gift Certificate
Sea Spa Santa Barbara- Gift Certificate
Shari's Berries- Gift Certificate
Skin Care for Athletes- Gift Certificate
Smashbox- Gift Set
Sports Club LA- A complimentary 1 year membership
Stress Eraser- FDA-regulated medical device that relaxes he body and calms the mind
Subway- Gift card
The Shave- Gift card
The Standard- 2 night stay at any of their 4 locations
Three Designing Women- Box Sets and an Acrylic Desk Caddy
Timberland- 18" wheeled duffel suitcase
Trapp Private Garden Candles- Large poured candles and Home fragrance sprays
Under Armour- Large Gym Bag and Sunglasses
Yamaha BodiBeat- Gift Certificate
Yogaworks- Gift Certificate
Zaca Mesa Winerey- 1 bottle of wine and gift certificate
Zirh- Platinum drenched moisturizer
Wow...that was long. Sorry about that but once I started it was too late to stop. I think my personal favorite is the share in a racehorse. That's a pretty cool gift. I also imagine that about 90% of those gift cards are going to be Christmas presents come the Winter. So if you're related to the likes of say a Brendan Fraser....expect a nice trip to a Bed & Breakfast.

The ESPYs VIP Gift Bag (ESPN)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 1:26 PM


I didn't see the 2% of the race horse in the picture. Wait, what?

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 2:02:00 PM  

I love how the Disneyland tickets are park-hoppers, in case you accidentally went to California Adventure. Athletes truly get all of the perks.

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 2:04:00 PM  

The Richard Petty Experience is nice but I'm surprised they couldn't throw in the Brett Favre Experience. Just send the athletes/celebs down to Favre's farm in Mississippi to listen to #4 talk about not being 100% committed, coming back, retiring, not feeling wanted, requesting his release so he can sign with the team of choice etc. etc.

P.S. I'm a Wisconsin native/Packer fan and my head is spinning with this story...

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 2:23:00 PM  

coincidentally, ebay username jtmbrlke has a lot of this stuff currently up for auction.


Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 2:30:00 PM  

Subway gift card? ROFLMAO

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 2:44:00 PM  

Somebody needs to make sure the IRS knows about this. Nothing would bring more joy to my miserable life than some athletes getting hammered on their taxes because they didn't report something that ESPN gave them as income.

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Chris said...
Jul 15, 2008, 3:26:00 PM  

Ancestry.com- DNA Ancestry Kit & Family Tree Maker 2008 Software

Interestingly enough, Travis Henry has decided to skip this year's show.

Chris said...
Jul 15, 2008, 3:27:00 PM  

Haha I couldn't get beyond the first few:

A premium breathalyzer!?!?
That would take all the joy out of ESPN if we never heard about the DUI of the week

DNA Ancestry kit?
Then there would be no suspense to Travis Henry

ESPN your really trying to cut off your own shtick with this gift bag

Anonymous said...
Jul 15, 2008, 3:49:00 PM  

Bobbi Brown- Sunscreen

That's likely more effective than Bobby Brown's sunscreen made with heroin and crack.

GMoney said...
Jul 15, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

Chipotle once a week FOR A YEAR? Effing gross! None of them will eat it, but imagine 1200 calories at one sitting, every week, for a year.


Tepid Epics said...
Jul 15, 2008, 5:50:00 PM  

That is really cool!

Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 1:08:00 AM  
Anonymous said...
Jul 16, 2008, 10:43:00 AM  

I hope they all die.

Anonymous said...
Jul 17, 2008, 1:54:00 PM  

Good Job! :)

Anonymous said...
Jul 26, 2008, 6:06:00 AM  

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