Call him a jerkoff all you want. If there's one thing that's becoming apparent with the wallet of ARod, it's that the dude doesn't plan on going broke anytime soon. What's he been up to this offseason, besides pumping iron with WWE Diva Torrie Wilson? Oh, just flipping his NYC Riverside Drive penthouse for a healthy profit. Numbers weren't disclosed (until tax records are filed) but figure he didn't take less than $7.5mm This guy is going to be wiping his ass with $100 bills for years! JUMP!
The fine folks at Realtor.com have been updating some of the athlete houses that are on the market, or STILL on the market and besides Joe Montana's $35,000,000 pad, Jake Plummer's place sticks out. The Snake has been trying to unload this dump since 2009 and has dropped the price by $1.6mm since. Nope, no luck. Not even Baby Jesus is splurging on this place with the comma-shaped pool. Take a peak & buy it. JUMP!
Back in 2009, Joe Montana made big news when he put his 500-acre Northern California spread on the housing market with an asking price of $49,000,000. Unique price, eh? Flash-forward to 2012 and Montana is still trying to sell that house. New price: $35,000,000. What changed with the house in three years to drop the price $14mm? Gophers? Bad olive crop? Windstorm took out trees? None of those, from what we can tell. JUMP!
The Juice is loose! Or at least his Florida home is. Wife killer, kidnapper and former Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson is in foreclosure. The bank decided to take away Simpson's Miami home, which he won't be needing anytime soon anyway, because he owes them more than $700,000. It's really too bad when such a swell guy happens upon misfortune. Although maybe he could repay the bank in cigarettes. Here are the details. Check it!
There's one of two things going on with John Smoltz right now: (a.) He's getting bored with his 18,000 sq. ft. Georgia house on a golf course, or (b.) his ass is leaking cash. See, there was news in 2011 that Smoltz had some trouble with real estate in Wyoming where he went through a "strategic foreclosure." That brings us to the news that Smoltzy has put this gigantic f-you pad on the market for only $7.2mm. Dude made $135mm in his career. Something is going on here. JUMP!
Who knew big, tough, quarterback-sacking linebackers liked pastels this much? Certainly not us. Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware's Dallas home is on the market for a little over $2 million. Normally, we're amazed by the cool features, awesome rooms and vast size of athletes' homes. With Ware's, we're just amazed by the amount of pastels on the inside. It's completely nauseating. Take a look for yourself. Check it!
Fred Couples may not be what he used to on the golf course these days, but he seems to be doing alright on the real estate market. Couples is putting his La Quinta, California villa on the market only two years after he bought it. Oh, and he stands to make more than $1 million on the sale. If you don't mind living in the desert with a bunch of old celebrities, then this place is for you! Hell, it has an outdoor shower.
Washington Wizards forward Rashard Lewis is about to take a bath on his Florida man lair. The pad is on the market for $500,000 less than he paid for it, but hey, the dude probably needs the money. He's been locked out by the league and rumor has it, when the NBA offseason finally begins he's going to get axed by the Wizards, who can take advantage of a stipulation in the new collective bargaining agreement to wipe his salary off the books. Time to unload! Check it!
You want to know why it must suck for Kurt Warner to live in this insane Arizona contemporary house with over 11,000 square feet and more swimming holes than the Florida Keys? Because he can't throw massive keggers and have bikini chicks frolicking on his patio. Remember, dude is a Bible thumper. So, with religion tying him down, it's time to sell this pad for $5,000,000. And, as a bonus, the realtor got the house its own special on HGTV! JUMP!
Is this Jason Kidd's way of telling Jason Kidd that his days as a Dallas Mavericks PG are over? The Dallas condo goes on the market during the NBA lockout which looks like it's going to deep six the entire season. Kidd turns 39 in March. We're pretty sure this is the sign that homeboy won't be spending very many more nights in his 21st floor Azure condo. $1.6 million gets you Dallas views and a gourmet kitchen. JUMP!
We've got a real value for you today and you can also help out an NBA players while he's not getting paid! Miami Heat forward Mike Miller's Miami mansion is on the block for just $9 million. We're talking three stories, six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a bomb-ass pool and a piece of land right next to the ocean. Not only that, but you'll help Miller make close to $4 million in profit. Here are the details and the photos. Check it!
BC Assignment Editor Monty reports: Marty Cordova was a baseball player who probably spent more time on the disabled list than he did on the field, but that doesn't mean he didn't do well for himself. Just take a look at his Henderson, Nevada castle. It can be all yours for a mere $3.25 million and by the look of things, it's probably worth every penny. Either Marty has mob ties or he just got paid a lot for hitting .274. Check it out!
Can we really feel bad for Mike Hampton and his real estate issues in Phoenix? You think Mike felt bad making $124,000,000 over his 16-year baseball career which accounted for one 20-win season and two all-star appearances? Look, Mike's about to lose at least $2,000,000 on this pad and how much more in decorations wasted. Could you rich bastards just settle for the $500k 5 bedroom, 2.5 bath spread? No? Then you deserve to crash and burn. JUMP!
We know what baseball players' homes look like. We know what basketball players' homes look like. But where does a former NHL sniper from Russia reside? Pretty much exactly where you'd think -- in a penthouse condo in Miami that sits right on the beach. To hell with winter, hey? We take a look at Alexander Mogilny's Florida condo, which is on the block for a paltry sum of $6.8 million. Check it!
Should we be surprised that there's a sense of urgency from Baron Davis to unload his 9,000 sq. ft. Vegas mansion? Not really. Not like homeslice is getting an NBA paycheck. But all of you figuring this is just a lockout real estate dump need to realize Baron has had this pad on the market since '09. Now it's empty & perfect for a porn czar looking to shoot MILF videos. Just think of all the scenes available under one roof. Pool scene. Crazy ass shower scene. JUMP!
What do we remember about Pat Hentgen's run as a right-handed pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays? Oh, maybe that 1996 season when he won 20 games and had 10 complete games on his way to a Cy Young Award. That was pretty much the end, though. He'd eventually make $37,000,000 over a 14-year career and then buy a house in Tarpon Springs, Fla. with one of the most worthless theater rooms we've ever seen. Pat, seriously, $2mm for that garbage? JUMP!
You know it has to suck for Tom Brady to not be able to take his boy into the backyard and smash two-hoppers while Ben Brady plays shortstop. The logical move is to get a giant 45-acre spread where Gisele can plant some flowers and frolic in the sweet grass. Hence, the attempted sale - yet again - of Brades Beacon St. penthouse. Being the nice guy that Tom is, he's lowering the asking price $400,000 and asking $10.5mm. Step up, Patriots superfan. JUMP!
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder is loaded. How loaded? He just forked over $70 million for a gigantic luxury yacht called The Lady Anne. Maybe he can throw another $40 million at Albert Haynesworth and use him as an anchor. We've got the particulars, we've got the photos, and we've got the story of Snyder's latest purchase, which says "I'm a bigger baller than you could even dream of!" Check it!
You know how often we come across a hockey player unloading a house worthy of the BC Pad Purveyor series? Like, never. So imagine our surprise when the name Russ Courtnall reentered our lives via news that the former right winger was unloading an $8.5mm California home. Earlier this week, we told you about Adrian Beltre's over-the-top mansion with 15 bathrooms. In reality, the place sucked. Not Courtnall's. For less than half of Beltre's you can have this.
Once again we are dumbfounded by the excess by which a baseball player lives his life. You think Adrian Beltre really needs 15 bathrooms for a seven bed house? You think Adrian drops his morning deuce in a different toilet for two consecutive weeks in the offseason? Mr. Beltre, who has earned/will earn nearly $88mm in his MLB career, is trying to unload his California mansion. The cost? Just $19.8 million. And the man cave sucks balls. JUMP!
Tennis legend Anna Kournikova and boyfriend Enrique Iglesias are building a new $20 million home in Miami that Scarface would be proud of. Hopefully it doesn't end as badly for them as it did for Tony Montana. Her old pad is on the market for $9mm and was a piece of junk. In honor of this excess we've got an excess of Anna Kournikova pics for you. We know that's what you really wanted anyway. Check it!
Have $5.2 million laying around? Want a pool that will remind you of a Cancun all-inclusive resort, complete with what looks like a swim-up bar? Want to sleep in the room where former fantasy football #1 overall draft pick LaDainian Tomlinson used to rest his body? Need six garage spaces for your stable of Honda Civics? We have just the house for you. LT is unloading his San Diego pad & it's a beast. JUMP!
Tommy Tuberville's final season as the head coach at Auburn was a complete disaster. It was 2008, just four years removed from a 13-0 campaign and his team laid an egg with a 5-7 record and no bowl game. He was promptly run out of town & some guy named Chizik was brought in. Tubs landed at Texas Tech but a big part of him was still sitting in Alabama, specifically on Lake Martin. A giant, million-dollar house still belongs to Tommy. It's STILL on the market JUMP!
Former University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl doesn't have much use for his gigantic multi-million dollar home these days. Since he doesn't have a job, he probably can't afford the mortgage payments either. Pearl's Knoxville home can be yours for only $2.7 million. Ever wondered what it's like to have three laundry facilities in your house. Buy this pad. Here's what you get. JUMP!
The Chicago Tribune is reporting this week that the Field of Dreams house in Iowa is still for sale and the price of $5,400,000 has not changed and the owners have no interest in lowering it so you and the boys can destroy it. The field, built in 1988 by Universal Studios, has remained pretty much unchanged since Costner was told "People will come, Ray." 65,000 come each year. Time to build a t-shirt selling empire. Oh, and you get the two-bedroom house and the barns. JUMP!
Our good friend and BC contributor Peter Burns hit us up on Twitter this afternoon to tell us his old homeboys from the San Antonio radio days tell him that David Robinson is selling his giant estate. The big news here is that The Admiral lived in a gated community so this is like trying to bust into Fort Knox to figure out the details. We know a few details on the pad: there are very high ceilings, a basketball/tennis court and plenty of neutral décor. JUMP!
We figure this is the closest you losers will ever get to the caliber of a woman as Marilyn Monroe, so listen up. Some auction house called Heritage Auctions has a baseball on the bidding block with only 5 days remaining and it holds the touch of lips from the most famous WAG in sports history. We're talking lipstick marks from Marilyn Monroe and an autograph from Joe DiMaggio. Open up the wallet and splurge. The man cave deserves it. JUMP!
There are strict requirements for any person interviewed on BC. The individual must be capable of telling a sports-related story and actually have favorite sports teams. Today we catch up with Penthouse Pet Aimee Sweet, a New England native who has interesting rooting interests. She's a Celtics, Patriots and Bruins fan. And a Yankees fan. Seriously. It's like one of the most taboo choices a Boston fan could possibly make. Her reasoning & a party story with Lonnie Paxton - JUMP!
BC received a bitchy email yesterday from Pete in Orlando where the question was raised about the new Busted Coverage Cribs series. "Dude, seriously, who cares if an athlete is selling his house. More cheerleaders and less Scottie Pippen putting green." Um, Pete, it's July. Finding cheerleader material is nearly impossible. But locating an athlete who's been trying to sell a mansion is easy & we are providing a service. Today - J Rich. JUMP!
Our Busted Coverage Cribs series rolls along with a venture into the head of Scottie Pippen, who is best known for squandering his NBA fortune. How bad off is the former Chicago Bulls' legend? He actually had a yard sale earlier this year. But it's not all gloom & doom for Pips. He's sitting on a Fort Lauderdale house that he bought in 2000 for $1.34mm. The asking price in 2011 - $16,000,000! Who's dumb with cash now, homies? JUMP!
The tragic saga of Jay Buhner's B2B Estate rolls along, now nearly three years into its time on the Seattle housing market. Way back in July 2009 it was reported that Jay came off his 2008 listing price of $12,000,000 for his 7,500 sq. ft. pad that includes 80 acres of woods and places to gallop on horses. Now listed at $6.75mm, this beast is a steal. Step up, open the wallet and help Jay get rid of this ball & chain. JUMP!
The tipsters keep sending us famous athlete houses for sale so some of you must care about our latest series on the subject. Today we hear that Chuck "Iceman" Liddell is selling his San Luis Obispo pad for $1,200,000, which is less than what he paid in 2006. No word on where Chuck has moved his operations, but this house is empty and seems to be move-in ready. Photos & house details - JUMP!
While there have been many sad moments in the life of JaMarcus Russell (like burning through 1st-overall cash) is the fact that the house he has for sale in Oakland is now online for all to see. That's usually not embarrassing, but when your worthless jersey is still hanging above the fireplace, it signals failure. Just a hunch - Tom Brady doesn't have one of his framed jerseys hanging above his fireplace. Full gallery and details of this pad - JUMP!
It's been a whirlwind 10 days for Tyson Chandler. He's won an NBA championship, been a guest judge on the Miss U.S.A. pageant and then closed Monday on the sale of his Chicago mansion that had been on the market for 4 years. Yes, 4! Originally purchased for $4mm and then listed for $5mm, Chandler finally succumbed to the real estate market with a sale of the 7,309 sq. ft. home in Northfield, IL for $2.1mm. Photos and details of what Chandler just sold - JUMP!
This report came into BC HQ this afternoon regarding our scheduled interview with Orel Hershiser who's working with Subway and Little League baseball. "Way serious guy. No fun at all." Ahh, but a quick look gives us our moneyshot. Orel says ESPN is totally not a frat house. Yes he did! Five Questions Editor Joe Student's report - JUMP!
Yesterday we showed you Ray Allen's $3.7mm, 6 3/4 bath Seattle house that's be on the market. Now comes word that Troy Aikman is selling his $24,000,000 Texas mansion that happens to coincide with news in January that the former Cowboys' QB and his wife were splitsville. It's believed that this is the most expensive house in the Dallas area on the market right now. Take a peak at the house details - and the mortgage calculator - after the JUMP!