Tuesday, March 01, 2005

M.C. Geiger

Remember Matt Geiger? He of the career 9.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per game? Well, somehow he managed to wrangle a 6 year, $51 million contract out of the Sixers in 1998.

Well, he's out of the league now, and big Matt had $51 million burning a hole in his pocket. What did he do, you ask?

Here's what.

Here are some of the highlights of Geiger's new 28,500 square foot mansion:

--$13.5 million asking price
--40 TVs all hooked up to satellite / 18 additional TVs prewired with XBoxes
--330,000 gallon pool (complete with water slide down fake tropical island)
--9,000 gallon shark tank
--movie theater
--poker room

If all that wasn't enough, he's also apparently got 12 buffalo in addition to several other animals.

How much does this place cost to maintain? The electrical bill would have to be insane. Plus, you've got to keep the buffalo fed, the fake tropical island clean, the sharks happy or whatever you have to do--it all adds up. It's like the Hammer mansion before Hammer's career just spiked into the ground. I wonder if the gates leading into the Geiger mansion say "Geiger Time".

Please, Geiger, don't hurt 'em.

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