When he does relax at home, he kicks back in an abode he calls
"freaking gorgeous." Let's visit the crib.
The house is cool. It has huge bedrooms and a huge kitchen. It
moves in an arc, so you don't have to open any doors. There are
seven exits out of the house. There's a veranda on the outside, and
it has a 30-foot overhang from the roof. So you can sit out there
and enjoy the mountains without getting in the sun. I've got an
acre and a half of desert, about three-quarters of which you give
back to keep the snakes and everything alive. It really is a
beautiful desert home.
With a place like that, when he's home, he wants to stay
If I have a place somewhere, I don't tend to sightsee. I do enough
traveling and sightseeing. I go out to Phoenix/Scottsdale with the
purpose of resting and playing golf. But I do know that I want to
go to the Grand Canyon, and I'm not that far away. And Camelback
Mountain is right there for hiking. There are also a bunch of
facilities that I'm going to visit, because I love those
He apparently also really loves island-inspired attire.
There's a Tommy Bahama shirt place right by where I eat sushi, and
there are great, huge malls nearby. The area is a great place if
you want to shop. All of that stuff is within a few minutes of my
house, and yet I'm basically out in the middle of nowhere.
This may come as a surprise, but for a guy labeled "dumb" during
his playing days, Bradshaw can wax more like Thoreau than Butkus
about his new home.
I love Arizona because there's a beauty about the desert. There's
tranquility. If you live by an ocean or on the plains of Kansas or
Oklahoma, or the lakes of Minnesota or Wisconsin, there's a beauty
in that, too. But the desert has its own particular beauty. It's
captivating. I love Hawaii, too, and I tell the people who live
there, "Look at this. You don't even pay attention to how beautiful
it is here." When I'm in Arizona, I love to sit out by my pool and
watch the sun go down and the colors change over the mountain. I
don't take it for granted.