Bald Mark Dominik

May 31st, 2013

For reasons not entirely known to Joe, some Bucs fans would love to do more upsetting to rock star general manager Mark Dominik’s head than shave it.

Well, Dominik will be getting his head shaved. And no, not because he was cornered by louts prowling Tampa streets on his daily run and sheared by a bunch of irrational Bucs fans.

Dominik is going bald voluntarily and for a truly noble cause. Dominik is among a group at One Buc Palace who are having their heads shaved in an effort to raise funds to battle pediatric cancer, writes (Scott Smith?) on Buccaneers.com.

Next Friday, the Buccaneers will take part in the “Cut for a Cure Charity Challenge,” the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s latest initiative. In order to raise money for the battle against this deadly disease, and to strengthen the community’s resolve, Dominik and a surprise group of well-known Buccaneer representatives will have their heads shaved at team headquarters. The names of those joining the team’s G.M. in giving up their locks for the cause will be revealed next week leading up to the actual event.

Dominik and the Buccaneers are proud supporters of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation and its indispensable efforts. The focus of the Foundation is to fund research for less toxic, more targeted therapies with the support of the nation’s leading hospitals. Last year, the Wall of Hope, which was on display at One Buccaneer Place through September, helped bring attention to that cause. This year, some very prominent Buccaneer figures will become walking reminders of the fight against pediatric cancer, at the same time generating funds to help in that effort.

Dominik is a better man than Joe. Clearly, Joe has and will always donate monies to good causes. Shaving Joe’s head? No, sorry.

It’s sure going to be weird to see Dominik with a cue ball of a head. He’s normally well-coiffed, well-tanned, like a guy coming out of central casting for an NFL executive; TV-ready.

For a short time at least, Dominik might look like he’s auditioning for a part in Coneheads II.

20 Responses to “Bald Mark Dominik”

  1. the_buc_realist Says:

    Noble cause pop-star. I will applaud your efforts for this worth while cause.

  2. Adam Says:

    He had to cut off one hair for every failed draft pick.

  3. PRBucFan Says:

    Wow, that’s touching.

    Being diagnosed in 98 as a child myself with A.L.L T-Cell Leukemia and went through 4 1/2 yrs of extensive Chemo/Radiation/Bone-Marrow Transplant but thank God I managed and am still managing :)

    The foundation in itself is brilliant because I don’t think people realize how dangerous Chemo is as far as toxicity goes to a patient. Chemo within itself can add to a patients suffering sometimes with its side-effects and if there is the possibility to find a way of eliminating the toxicity on some of the treatments necessary it should be sought after. I am personally thankful when I hear about things like this. Thank you

  4. PRBucFan Says:

    I was* not Being* lol

  5. Buc Fan #238 Says:

    Great… now we shall see the “bald headed Mark Dominic” every other day on this site.

    Get a photo with a nice shine Joe.

  6. PRBucFan Says:

    I wonder that’s what I looked like hahaha

    like I was auditioning for Coneheads lolz

    Sorry that’s just a funny thought

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Adam,
    You are an insensitive idiot. Arse hole of the year award goes to you. Congratulations.

  8. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    @Adam

    Wow, even the realist stayed classy enough not to attack Dom in this article. No shame whatsoever, huh?

    This move says nothing about Dominik the GM but says everything about Dominik the person. A classy move indeed.

  9. tonytwocents Says:

    Thats an awesome thing he’s doing. I can’t think of a better cause to support than children with cancer. Good job Dom.

    I wonder what players will do the same. We’ve got a few guys with dreads, it probably took em years to grow out.

  10. lightningbuc Says:

    Apparently Dom is trying to win me over. Kudos to he and whoever else is getting shaved. The only thing worse than a person with cancer is a kid with cancer! Having 3 healthy kids (knock on wood) I can’t imagine how the parents and kids deal with it.

  11. DomsAdvisor Says:

    Just finished shaving my nads… time to hit the town.

    See ya at Channel Side.

  12. Joe Says:

    The only thing worse than a person with cancer is a kid with cancer!

    Yup.

  13. Dave Says:

    You should do it, Joe. It’s for a good cause and you’re ugly either way.

  14. PRBucFan Says:

    Really… haha smh

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    Way to go PRBuc. Great Story. Dom is a class act and this is a good thing. Always smart to make deposits in the Bank of Karma.

  16. PRBucFan Says:

    Thanks haha and yes that’s always a good thing lol

  17. scubog Says:

    My son had AML at 17 years old and spent 8 months in All Children’s Hospital and nearly died. He is now 25 and doing fine. Great cause Mark. Even a certain critic couldn’t find fault. He’s holding out to make fun of the shape of your head.

  18. PRBucFan Says:

    That’s awesome man, that’s great to hear. Have the percentages on AML gotten better in recent years?

    Back when I was in the middle of my treatment my bestfriend passed away from AML, the percentages for AML were not at all favorable for her during that time though. I thought I had seen somewhere where there was mention of a new treatment or something which is why I ask.

  19. Fritz50 Says:

    Joe,

    While I can understand your reluctance, it IS for a good cause. I, myself , on the other hand, am more than willing to lose these thin, sparse locks…but getting someone to donate to see unknown me do it is problematic, at best…LOL. Like you, I’ll contribute with my wallet. Kudos to Dominik et all for making the sacrifice.

  20. scubog Says:

    PRBucFan: Regarding AML. We were told 20% to 50% when our son was diagnosed; but none of the doctors expected him to survive. The more common ALL is around 90% survival. Thanks for asking.

 
 

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