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Friday, April 03, 2020

Tom Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay, moving into Derek Jeter’s mansion

TAMPA — Tom Brady had plenty of options when deciding where to live after signing with the Bucs.

Tampa. ... St. Petersburg.

He chose St. Jetersburg.

Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay and is in the process of moving his family into the sprawling, 30,000-square foot mansion on Davis Islands built by Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed. The home, which the Brady family is renting, features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an entertainment room and billiards room that wraps around a pool with two boat lifts providing access to Tampa Bay. The house is nearly 22,000 square feet heated, and nearly 33,000 overall.


“Game recognizes game”, as some of our friends elsewhere on the Internet would put it…..

QLE Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:56 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. winnipegwhip Posted: April 03, 2020 at 11:34 AM (#5936193)
I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:05 PM (#5936202)
I got to visit a 27,000 square foot mansion several times, so about this size.

iirc, it was 41 rooms and at least a dozen of those were bedrooms.

10,000-pound dining room table, twin spiral staircases in the main lobby, a regulation-sized basketball court (in the house!), a resort-sized swimming pool, a 15-seat in-home movie theater (with seats made of the finest Corinthian leather) - and a putting area where every 60 minutes, the spot near the hole lifts up automatically and returns all the putted golf balls right back to you.

hey, why settle for walking 10 or 15 feet to collect the golf balls if you don't have to?

outside: a petting zoo, a PGA Tour-length par-3 hole (complete with ball washer at the tee), a skeet shooting range, and a go-kart track, for starters.

the rich, they're not like you or me.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:10 PM (#5936204)
Well mom, remember my dream of owning a big house on a hill and how I used to wish for a living room with a plaster lion in it from Mexico and how I always wanted a large twenty four seat dining table in a dining room with original oil paintings by Michelangelo and Rembrandt and remember how I always wanted a rotating bed with pink chiffon and zebra stripes and remember how I used to chit chat with dad about always wanting a bathtub shaped like a clam and an office with orange and white stripes and remember how much I wanted an all red billiard room with a giant stuffed camel and how I wanted a disco room with my own disco dancers and a party room with fancy friends and remember how much I wanted a big backyard with Grecian statues, s-shaped hedges and three swimming pools? Well, I got that too.
   4. PreservedFish Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:19 PM (#5936207)
I love fantasizing about immense wealth, but my fantasies rarely resemble the description of a mansion in #2.
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:32 PM (#5936212)
The plans for my billionaire house include a fireproof, tornadoproof, waterproof, temperature and humidity controlled room for my sports card collection and a separate building for a recording studio. That's all I got.
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 03, 2020 at 12:58 PM (#5936223)
Are they self-isolating? Is the governor complaining about this out-of-stater?
   7. winnipegwhip Posted: April 03, 2020 at 01:08 PM (#5936227)
Well mom, remember my dream of owning a big house on a hill and how I used to wish for a living room with a plaster lion in it from Mexico and how I always wanted a large twenty four seat dining table in a dining room with original oil paintings by Michelangelo and Rembrandt and remember how I always wanted a rotating bed with pink chiffon and zebra stripes and remember how I used to chit chat with dad about always wanting a bathtub shaped like a clam and an office with orange and white stripes and remember how much I wanted an all red billiard room with a giant stuffed camel and how I wanted a disco room with my own disco dancers and a party room with fancy friends and remember how much I wanted a big backyard with Grecian statues, s-shaped hedges and three swimming pools? Well, I got that too.


But did you find out your special purpose?

   8. winnipegwhip Posted: April 03, 2020 at 01:11 PM (#5936229)
Hey Ripken...I just picked your name randomly out of the phonebook!!!
   9. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 03, 2020 at 01:22 PM (#5936233)
I love fantasizing about immense wealth, but my fantasies rarely resemble the description of a mansion in #2.

I wouldn't mind the basketball court.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2020 at 02:42 PM (#5936261)
P.S. Is grandma still farting?
   11. Jose Needs an Absurd Ukulele Concert Posted: April 03, 2020 at 02:56 PM (#5936267)
I love fantasizing about immense wealth, but my fantasies rarely resemble the description of a mansion in #2.


Yeah I can't even comprehend that kind of house. Of course in my case I'd rather spend that kind of money on a smaller condo on a beach with a water view. That's always been my fantasy.
   12. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: April 03, 2020 at 03:23 PM (#5936279)
The guy I knew in college who inherited a #### ton of money bought condos on Central Park and the Left Bank, a cottage on the Cote D'Azure, and a bunch of schools for orphans in East Africa. That's the sort of thing I'd do, though I'd probably go for an island in Maine instead of the house in the south of France. I'd never want a place that requires an army of servants.
   13. PreservedFish Posted: April 03, 2020 at 03:37 PM (#5936282)
The guy I knew in college who inherited a #### ton of money bought condos on Central Park and the Left Bank, a cottage on the Cote D'Azure, and a bunch of schools for orphans in East Africa. That's the sort of thing I'd do, though I'd probably go for an island in Maine instead of the house in the south of France. I'd never want a place that requires an army of servants.

This is exactly what I was thinking. I'd want a townhouse in NYC, something like a chalet in the French Alps, and probably a beach house in Mexico or Thailand. (I've already got the Maine home, but it's not on a private island.) And I would absolutely hate having a bunch of groundskeepers and caretakers and maids just buzzing around my private space.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 03, 2020 at 03:47 PM (#5936285)
And I would absolutely hate having a bunch of groundskeepers and caretakers and maids just buzzing around my private space.
My wife is from Mexico City, where it's very common to have a few "helpers" (i.e. servants) if you're middle/upper middle class or above, such as a live-in maid/nanny. When I visit, I find it to be a very uncomfortable situation, but apparently it's just normal there. I wouldn't want it at all. Well, maybe a nanny if we had kids.
   15. PreservedFish Posted: April 03, 2020 at 05:01 PM (#5936300)
Yes, it's a different economy. I know people that have moved to places like India, where if you have a certain amount of money it is considered highly eccentric not to have a cook and a driver.

Once or twice in my life I've eaten dinner in a Downton Abbey situation - very formal dinner service with formally dressed servants - I found it super uncomfortable.

Was this once more prevalent at many levels of society? I think the I remember in Crime & Punishment Raskolnikov lives in what is supposed to be grimy poverty, but IIRC his landlord still cleans his room for him, and cooks his dinner for him.
   16. Karl from NY Posted: April 03, 2020 at 05:08 PM (#5936302)
Are they self-isolating? Is the governor complaining about this out-of-stater?

Tongue in cheek, but just in case anyone wants the serious response: you're allowed to move residences, that's considered essential. Heck if I'd had a month more lead time, I'd use this as an opportunity to buy-low on a house. Maybe I could afford a basketball half court.
   17. Walt Davis Posted: April 03, 2020 at 06:32 PM (#5936333)
I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change


OK, it's driving me crazy, I know I know this but can't put my finger on it.

As to servants ... I'd have a personal chef in a second. Whether he/she lives in the guest house and pops in 3 times a day to cook or they just stock the freezer for a week ... well, nothing beats waking up to the smell of somebody else cooking breakfast so they'd have to be around for that a couple of times a week minimum.

And obviously a cleaning service but probably no need for a live-in maid. And a lawn/garden service cuz I absolutely hate that #### but am more than happy to have a nice garden (lawns are mostly pointless).

But yeah, if I was wealthy, I'd probably spend most of my time in a Manhattan tonwhouse going out for jazz most nights. Now if I'm super wealthy, I'll just live where I want and donate millions to establish a local jazz concert series.

And did I mention Margot Robbie?
   18. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: April 03, 2020 at 06:38 PM (#5936334)
I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change

OK, it's driving me crazy, I know I know this but can't put my finger on it.

feel sorry for Jagger
   19. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: April 03, 2020 at 06:39 PM (#5936335)

OK, it's driving me crazy, I know I know this but can't put my finger on it.


Sympathy For The Devil
   20. Bhaakon Posted: April 03, 2020 at 06:43 PM (#5936336)
It's certainly a sign of the times that I learn about the most notable (if not the most significant) football transaction in years two weeks after it happens on a baseball news site.
   21. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: April 03, 2020 at 09:10 PM (#5936361)
Tim Tebow getting cut by the Mets?
   22. Bhaakon Posted: April 03, 2020 at 11:51 PM (#5936382)
He what?!!
   23. Howie Menckel Posted: April 04, 2020 at 12:25 AM (#5936386)
NOBODY PANIC - Tebow was merely demoted.

the dream, it's still alive!

and if not, he literally married a former Miss Universe.

he'll be ok.
   24. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: April 04, 2020 at 12:21 PM (#5936463)
I'll just live where I want and donate millions to establish a local jazz concert series.

Once you bank your first billion, I'd like to apply. I can always change the design of my backyard recording studio in [5] to accommodate a small amphitheater. Sadly, I shouldn't need seating for more than a couple dozen -- even under social distancing guidelines -- to comfortably seat to largest of jazz audiences. After all, 152 Americans can't be wrong.
   25. SandyRiver Posted: April 04, 2020 at 12:24 PM (#5936465)
Once or twice in my life I've eaten dinner in a Downton Abbey situation - very formal dinner service with formally dressed servants - I found it super uncomfortable.

On our Japan trip 4 years ago we were treated to a classic Japanese luncheon by our D-I-L's parents. Private room, 8 or 9 courses served by ladies (not Geisha) in lovely kimonos and timed perfectly to allow each course to be completed before the next. Although that one meal increased my lifetime consumption of raw fish by a couple orders of magnitude, it's a wonderful memory and one of the highlights of that "trip of a lifetime."
   26. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: April 04, 2020 at 12:25 PM (#5936466)
Tongue in cheek, but just in case anyone wants the serious response: you're allowed to move residences, that's considered essential. Heck if I'd had a month more lead time, I'd use this as an opportunity to buy-low on a house. Maybe I could afford a basketball half court.


Your point is taken. I have moved for a job twice, but it took longer than a week and a half between accepting a job and moving my family. I guess the Bradys have more resources to effect such a move than I did. ;)

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