BSPN Hires The “Rock Star”March 20th, 2014
In a move that Joe saw coming years ago, former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik has moved on to a new career. Released by Team Glazer following the recent 4-12 2013 season, Dominik will now offer NFL insider analysis and insight for the four-letter, per Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. Dominik, per Cummings, signed a one-year pact.
Dominik will be used by the four-letter in all sorts of platforms, including TV, radio and the Internet. He begins his new gig right away.
Dominik considered accepting the assistant general manager’s job offered him by former Bucs scouting director and current Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey, but opted for the ESPN gig.
“The opportunity to stay in Tampa with my family was part of it,’’ said Dominik, who is married and has three young children. “And ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports for a reason. So, this just felt like the right decision.’’
Dominik doesn’t know if his new job will lead to a permanent career change. He still has interest in running an NFL team and is hopeful his time with ESPN will lead to another opportunity.
This didn’t shock Joe in the least. Joe knew that Dominik had three TV offers on the table shortly after leaving the Bucs. Joe had a chance to chat with Hickey at the NFL Combine and Hickey told Joe of Dominik’s job offers outside of an NFL front office.
Joe always thought Dominik would do very well on TV. He’s articulate, smart, engaging and with TV being a visual medium (no one figured this out better than Roger Ailes), well, Dominik has that TV news anchor look about him. In short, he doesn’t look like Candy Crowley.