Well this is odd. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Oklahoma Sooner’s coach Bob Stoops has purchased a $2.25 million row home, but get this, it is right next door to one he already owns. He bought the first one in 2006. They reportedly bought that one for $2.2 million.
This latest purchase features 5,500 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a sun room, a media room, and even comes with an elevator.
So what does this mean? Well, other than Stoops gets paid enough to own at least three (including his estate in Norman) multi-million dollar homes, probably not much for the immediate future.
Rumors are sure to swirl that this is another indicator that Oklahoma is about to join the Big Ten, but take off the tin foil hats. This has shades of “planning for retirement” written all over it.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see coach Stoops, who is originally from Ohio, move to the Northeast once he hangs it up. And remember, he purchased the first row house in 2006, long before we got speculate about conference realignment every off-season.
And of course, it is interesting that he purchased the row house right next door. Is Stoops planning on hosting dual dinner parties? Or, instead of a guest room, he now has an entire guest house? Or, maybe 5,500 square feet in the heart of Chicago just isn’t enough. Maybe he wants north of 10,000 square feet, and what better way to do that than by blowing out a wall? Or maybe, he is just one of those guys that buys an entire house just for his pets. There is no official word as to what coach Stoops has planned for the property, so we will just have to use our imaginations.