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Olympic Runner Nick Symmonds Using eBay to Auction Advertising Space on Body

Olympic runner Nick Symmonds is offering people the chance to advertise their Twitter handles on his body through a temporary tattoo. Symmonds was a member of the 2008 U.S. Track and Field team and is currently ranked first in the country in the 800 meters. He’s looking for sponsors and using eBay to auction advertising space on his body.

As part of the agreement, Symmonds will wear a temporary tattoo on his left shoulder of the winning bidder’s Twitter name during every event in which he participates. He’s also offering to tweet a monthly message of support for the auction winner. The only catch is that the winning bidder’s Twitter name cannot conflict with existing Olympics team sponsors.

Symmonds’ schedule has eight events, including the Olympic Games in London. There have already been over 44 bids placed, and the price is over $1,500.

Let’s just hope the winning bid doesn’t end up being a dud like this one.

Note: This post also appeared at Medal Detector

Your Chance to Own Tiger’s Apple Core

Hey look, I was fascinated by Tiger Woods coming out of a porto potty. It just gets me every time. That dude really does those things just like us? Given the reaction people had over Tiger coming out of a restroom, it’s no surprise that the bidding on a half-eaten apple by Tiger Woods is getting some serious play on Ebay. These bids are getting seriously out of hand, ringing in at $36k at last check. And check out the description of the item:

I was at the US Open this Friday, following Tiger Woods down the 12 th Fairway, after his tee shot, he was eating an apple, 30 yards from his ball he discarded his apple core in the rough, I asked a photothe to kick it over my way, and he did, I never touched the core, Scooped it up in a empty beer cup, as not to disrupt the DNA, Ive got lots of witness’…all moneys go to my daughters college fund

I really would like to meet the people that spend this type of cash on items like that. Come on, who buys Jack Lambert’s used cigarette, or Luis Gonzalez’s chewed gum? I guess it’s the same people that spend 7 grand for their kid to meet David Beckham as a birthday present. Ridiculous.

Want to Buy Jack Lambert’s Cigarette?

Mondesi’s House did a nice job pointing out this story a few days ago, but it wasn’t until I caught it at Our Book of Scrap that I read about it. Right up there with purchasing Luis Gonzalez’s used chewing gum, you can bid on a used Jack Lambert cigarette. No joke. Here’s the description on Ebay:

“WHEN I WAS OUTSIDE THE HOTEL MAKING SMALL TALK W/HIM WHILE HE WAS SMOKING HE THROUGH THIS BUTT ON THE GROUND & I GRABBED IT BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE COLLECTABLE. HE SMOKED A FEW OTHER TIMES BUT HE PUT THOSE IN THAT LONG TUBE TYPE TRASH CAN OUTSIDE PLACES THEY PUT FOR BUTTS. IF YOU HAVE A PHOTO OF CARD OF LAMBERT,THIS WOULD BE COOL TO FRAME W/IT AS A CONVERSATION PIECE, YOU GET THE BUTT & THE SHERATON NAPKIN”

Hope you caught this soon, auction’s ending today!