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Maverick McNealy’s family home is for sale…for $98.6 million



Maverick McNealy’s father, former Sun Microsystems CEO, Scott McNealy, put the family’s Silicon Valley home on the market for a cool $98.6 million.

McNealy, who cashed out to the tune of $7.4 billion when Oracle bought Sun in 2010, talked to the Wall Street Journal about his pad.

“I’m not into sail boats or modern art, and I’m too cheap to fly private.” Instead he built, “a home and facility where the boys’ buddies would come to our place instead of driving them all over the Bay Area.”

Here’s the description of palace from it listing on REXchange.

“Located in the serene hills of Palo Alto lies 13.35 acres of pure privacy and tranquility. A Thomas Jakway designed estate, the 20-room home is comprised of 4/5 bedrooms, 7.5 baths, a 1 bedroom detached guest house, and 32,000 combined square feet. Built in 2008, the home offers the utmost in modern elegance and a sense of distinction, expansiveness, and exclusivity that is perfectly complemented by warmth and comfort––a true feeling of home.

“With four floors of seemingly infinite amenities, the home’s highlights include a social room for hosting large executive corporate retreats and other events; pizza room; poker room; spa with steam, sauna and massage table; a hidden “safe” room; disco/dance floor; full gym; pool & spa; indoor basketball/sports court; wine cellar; billiard room; media room; 110 yard golf practice area with two putting greens; and, the pièce de résistance, a multi-purpose indoor ice rink/tennis court/pavilion with its own locker room. This exceptional property offers the absolute finest details and highest level of luxury coupled with total security, safety, home automation and comfort – a rare and special combination.”

There no good photos of the golf practice area or the pizza room(!) on the listing, unfortunately, but here are a few shots of the other “seemingly infinite amenities.”

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  1. Tommy

    Jul 1, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Not a troll….he’s right. I just returned from four days in Tijuana, I mean LA on business. The place is an absolute s-hole. Wait til the SHTF….get your popcorn ready. A liberal paradise if there ever was one.

  2. George

    Jun 30, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Desperate Democrat leftists/anarchists protest marching for open borders to import illegal dago voters for 2020 election… sooo obvious.

  3. DaveyD

    Jun 29, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Does the rink come with a Zamboni?

  4. Nick

    Jun 29, 2018 at 9:45 am

    These replies are the absolute worst.

  5. carl

    Jun 29, 2018 at 8:41 am

    is this a real estate blog now?

  6. 8thehardway

    Jun 29, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Taxes $2 million/year?

  7. ogo

    Jun 28, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    “..110 yard golf practice area with two putting greens; and, the pièce de résistance, a multi-purpose indoor ice rink/tennis court/pavilion with its own locker room.”
    A short golf game practice facility, and, whole indoor ice rink…. oh, and a lonely tennis court. Nice, but it reveals the sporting priorities.

  8. K

    Jun 28, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    WOW i was expecting something cool like it has a private golf course…

  9. C

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Word ‘golf’ mentioned twice, no golf related pics.


  10. Terry, this is not a Game

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    The McNealy’s are good, salt of the earth folk

  11. Jamie

    Jun 28, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks, Daddy, for making me afraid and ignorant of the outside world. This sheltered kid will try to pet a bison at Yellowstone someday.

    • kevin

      Jun 28, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      i’d want to shelter kids from the outside world as well if i lived in CA

      • The 2018 Troll Awards

        Jun 28, 2018 at 8:08 pm

        Congratulations Kevin! – Your comment has earned you a 2018 Internet Troll Award. Well done young man, well done! Now where do we send it to???

        • The Dude

          Jun 28, 2018 at 9:02 pm

          How is that a Troll job?….Wait!!….I see it now…(given the sensitive nature of our society…and those that “choose” to live in CA). HaHa….grow a layer bud…

      • Ian Woosnam

        Jun 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

        Haha exactly

        • Ian Woosnam

          Jun 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm

          Venezuelifornia is not a good place for kids to grow up

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68 at the British Open in the morning, golf with hickories at St Andrews in the afternoon



Yes, golf fans, just another day in the charmed life (or week, at least) of one Brandon Stone.

Stoney (as I assume his friends call him), came to Carnoustie on the heels of a final-round 60 to win the Scottish Open. All he did in his opening round was fire a 3-under 68. Not bad!

But his Thursday to remember was only getting started as Stone made the 25-mile trip south to the Old Course to peg it…with a set of hickory clubs! Well played, sir, well played.

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Jean van de Velde’s 1999 British Open collapse is still tough to watch in LEGO form



Gather ‘round, golf fans, for the saddest British Open story ever told–in LEGOs.

Maestro of the plastic medium, Jared Jacobs, worked his singular magic on Jean van de Velde’s notorious final-hole collapse at Carnoustie in 1999.

The interlocking plastic brick cinema begins after van de Velde’s approach shot has caromed off a grandstand railing to land on the opposite side of the Barry Burn.


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Sung Kang finally responds to cheating allegations



Sorry to interrupt your regularly scheduled British Open programming, but Sung Kang stated today he still doesn’t think he didn’t anything wrong. “I followed the rules by the rules official…I think I did the right thing,” he said after his opening round at The Open.

Joel Dahmen, if you recall, accused the 31-year-old pro of taking a bad drop at the 10th hole during the final round of the Quicken Loans National.

The comments were Kang’s first public remarks since a statement co-released with the PGA Tour which said, “He is standing by the ruling that was made by PGA Tour Rules officials on Sunday and will have no further comment.”

While he stopped short of giving his side of the story, Kang did indeed make “further comment.”

Here’s some of what he said.

“I did not want to say anything bad about Joel. Because there can be difference of opinions. But the way he just said it on Twitter was not right. There can be different opinions. And also, it was made a decision by the rules official. So nothing was wrong.”

“I really want to say a lot of things about it, the truth about what happened, but no comment because I’m not going to say anything. I think I made the right decision. … Even when I say something, a few people still kind of think i still did something wrong. And if someone believes in me, they aren’t going to trust what Joel said.”

“No matter what I say, some people are going to trust it, some people are not going to trust it. And then I’m going to be thinking about it more and more. So I’m just focusing on my golf game.”

The British press asked Kang if he wishes he had done anything differently.

“No. Why? I did the right thing,” Kang replied.

Now, I’m not here to argue one way or the other, but the rules official wasn’t in position to do anything other than leave things at the player’s discretion, which he did. So, it’s misleading–if not downright deceptive–for Kang to suggest otherwise.

The official didn’t see the shot. There was no video of it. The only thing he had to rely on was the accounts of those who did see it. In a situation where accounts vary, and with the Rules of Golf relying on player integrity as they do, all he could do was leave the ball in Kang’s court. Thus, the decision as to where to drop was wholly Sung Kang’s.

Again, this isn’t to say the drop was necessarily bad, bad to play the “decision by the rules official” card is, well, a bad drop.


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