Category Archives: Agent Zero

DMV: Gilbert Arenas ‘Smarter Than Average’

Gilbert Arenas discusses investment opportunities in Cali. [Bog]

Wiz down 100 at half but come back for moral victory in Motown. [BF]

Caps played sloppy but got a good shootout win in Winnipeg. [Japers]

What’s up with Mike Green getting benched in the final minutes? [CSNW]

Broncos will honor Mike Shanahan on Sunday, like they should. [Bog]

Fred Davis makes clear that he didn’t ask to be traded. [PFT]

World Series starts tonight in Boston. Good teams w/o stars. [USAT]

Want to watch 50 Cent audition for American Ganster? Yes you do. [DS]

DMV: Buy Gilbert Arenas’ Great Falls Mansion For $3.5 Million

Gilbert’s D.C home, complete with sharks, on the market. [Deadspin]

Nats sweep Mets on a stone gem from Stephen Strasburg. [WaPo]

Nats tie their totals for ’08 and ’09 with one more win. [Nats Blog]

Jayson Werth may return next week, play center. [Nats Journal]

Take a look at the bat “Bryce Harper” sent Ozzie Guillen. [Bog]

O’s pounded by Rays 10-1, have lost three straight. [Camden Chat]

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Gil, Not Omar, Still Coming

There is a ton of Skins stuff happening – I like the Hightower move, still a little iffy on Jammal Brown’s health though the signing solidifies the line – but I just found this to be awesome. A Gil jersey on clearance for only $120.99? Who you kidding with that? Seems like the Wiz sales team is taking their cues from Ashburn.

It is rare to see something that will never be sold. Maybe that's the value.

DMV: Planking Is a Thing That People Do

That’s just Gilbert Arenas, planking in the weight room. [Magic Basketball]

It appears Redskins rookie Niles Paul is into planking too. [Redskins Blog]

The Wizards are currently without a D-League affiliate. [Wiz Insider]

Brooks Laich signs a six-year, $27 million deal with the Caps. [Puck Daddy]

Nats commit five errors, drop second straight game to the Angels. [WaPo]

The Nats have three pretty obvious holes in their lineup. [Nats Baseball]

“Espinosa is arguably the best all-around 2B in the majors.” [Nats Insider]

Bryce Harper is sitting out a few games with a bone bruise. [Nats Journal]

Pics and vids of Nats relievers chewing gum and lowing bubbles. [Bog]

Zach Britton and the O’s lose their series opener to St. Louis 6-2. [The Sun]

Nick Markakis is heating up after a very slow start. [Steve Melewski]

There have been 20 coaching changes in D.C. sports since ’07. [Bog]

Ralph Nader hung out with the WaPo Sports dept. and shit got deep. [Bog]

NEWSFLASH: Gilbert Arenas Is Frivolous

This is a sad story, and we’re only getting one side of it, but WaPo’s Reliable Source sifted through nine pages of legal notes taken from Gil’s ex, the mother of his three children who’s pregnant with a fourth. The documents are supposed to be confidential, and there’s some bad stuff in there (e.g. “He would state ‘you had [the kids] you watch them.’”), but it’s Gilbert, so there’s some silly stuff too.

Included in the notes are shocking examples of the artist formerly known as Agent Zero’s lavish expenses, both on his things and his children. A sampling of the standouts:

Care for his Great Falls home: “$100,000 on landscaping, $5,000 a month for housekeepers, $675 “per car” washing, and $1 million for his backyard pool and grotto.”

Care for his sharks: “$5,000 a month to feed them and $1,500 for a keeper to drive from Columbus to take care of them.”

Toys for his kids: “a $60,000 train set and an $8,000 toy Mercedes-Benz electric car, and dropping between $30,000 and $40,000 during a shopping spree at FAO Schwartz.”

For the math impaired, that’s $78,000 per year spent on sharks. Though, as Ball Don’t Lie noted, Gilbert’s last two contracts totaled $175 million. Still.

A $60,000 train set? An $8,000 toy car? For kids ages 5 and under? What do you even do with those once they’re done with them? Toddlers discard stuff in a matter of weeks, sometimes days. And I don’t know that Once Upon a Child takes play vehicles with resale values in excess of actual cars.

But, you know, there’s another child on the way. I hope it enjoys hand-me-downs, and I hope Gil and his girl get things squared away for the little squirt. It wouldn’t cost a thing.

DMV: Steinberg on Agent Zero and Fridge

I don’t have time for a regular DMV roundup this morning, but I would like to refer you to two stories by Dan Steinberg over at the D.C. Sports Bog. The first is as fine a remembrance of Gilbert Arenas’ time in Washington as you’re going to read, and the second is about how Ralph Friedgen named the Bog. Both come highly recommended.

I’m friends with Dan, so you can take this or you can leave it, but I certainly mean it: We’re lucky to have Steinz writing about our teams. Enjoy.