Mark Dominik Was Misrepresented

November 11th, 2011

For Joe, one of the greatest things about is being the boss.

Joe calls the shots and can run this place via his own ethics and values, not by those of corporate journalism suits worried about all kinds of exterior impressions above all else. So unlike newspapers that bury mistakes, ignore mistakes, or run corrections in obscure locations, Joe can correct himself and make amends in bright lights.

Joe needs to do that today.

Yesterday, Joe posted a story for about five hours that mis-quoted Bucs GM Mark Dominik during a radio interview. Joe incorrectly wrote about how Dominik signed Albert Haynesworth and hadn’t yet talked to Haynesworth to get a feel for his attitude and mindset. Frankly, Joe heard it wrong and apologizes.

Joe screwed up. It happens. Joe cranks out about 3,000 posts a year and strives for perfection. Nobody’s perfect.

Unfortunately, this screwup didn’t cast Dominik in the best light, and Joe takes no pleasure giving a man’s reputation a needless shot, no matter how small, as it was in this case. At least that post in question only was seen by about 5,000 readers, but this one will be eyeballed by about 15,000.

19 Responses to “Mark Dominik Was Misrepresented”

  1. Architek Says:

    Didn’t affect my opinion of him or the organization. Thanks for the integrity Joe but trust me a lot of people are not feeling the Bucs front office and organization right now.

  2. Meh Says:

    Classy move Joe. Glad to hear 2 things here, first that you’re the type to correct not cover up. That scores a ton of points with me. And second that Dom actually at least talked to Fat Albert before the pick up. Frankly, he seemed completely incompetent when I thought that wasn’t the case.

  3. Joke Says:

    This article has way too much about Joe, and not enough actual correction. So what did Dom actually say?

  4. Keith Says:

    Actually thought it was rather Clint Eastwood of Dom to not have talked to Haynesworth before that interview. “Bring’em on here. We’ll show’em tuff.” lol … Now he’s just a regular GM. lol

    Nice move JOe.

  5. OAR Says:

    Nice to see a man “man up” when mistaken. I have done it many times myself!

  6. Mauha Deeb Says:

    What shoddy journalism school did you graduate from? Being honest about misprints and front page corrections!!!! You’re doing it wrong….lol Thanks for being honest. Not a lot of that in the media world. This honesty and journalistic integrity should treat you well into the future.

    The move didn’t bother me at all considering I doubt McCargo got a call before he was hired or received a call when he was soon after released. That’s how it goes in this business.

    Some people just look for every little thing to get upset about. Bunch of Negative Nancys.

  7. OAR Says:

    It’s not that difficult to figure out, Dom said he HAD spoken to Haynesworth. Besides, the post is about the mistake Joe made and his apology.

  8. Meh Says:

    McCargo doesn’t have a history of problems (other than being underwhelming) and was here just in the preseason. Haynesworth is a totally different story, and I don’t know why you’d go for him without seeing where his head is first (which Dom did).

  9. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Oar Indeed. The focus should have never been on Dominik in the first place so this post is trying to remove that focus and put the burden of the mistake on Joe. Solid move.

  10. myerstim Says:

    Takes some balls for a man to admit his mistakes,even bigger balls to admit to 15,000!Got some big balls Joe,good job!

  11. Corey Says:

    While you do note the mistake, which is to be commended, you don’t exactly say what the corection should have been. I think you’re due for another retraction my friend. A retraction of a retraction!

  12. AtlBucsFan Says:

    Thanks Joe for owning up to your mistake. Rare these days. Keep up the good work.

  13. Eric Says:

    Whether Dom talked to Albert or not is inconsequential IMO.

    What was the guy gonna say, “oh i suck don’t pick me up”.

    Cmon, lets get real here. Either the guy produces on the field or he doesn’t, conversations mean nuttin.

    Harmless error Joe. The postings about Albert have been informative and hilarious. Keep it up.

  14. McBuc Says:

    Eric said it right, I have to agree. AH is going to tell the GM what he wants to hear.

  15. McBuc Says:

    On another note Billechick said AH worked hard asnd did everything they asked, he said he had some limmitations that he needed to get by. I would guess he will fit in our 4-3 D better. I also liked this quote from Kyle Love, who also said he learned allot from AH. I like that he refered to the coach as “Bill”, so all you people thjat point to players calling Morris Raheem it seems to be a theme these days…

    “I don’t really want to get into that. I don’t want to talk about it. That’s not my deal. You’d have to talk to Bill about that,” said Love, a 6-foot-1, 310-pounder in his second NFL season.

  16. OAR Says:

    Great info and have to agree.

  17. thomas 2.2 Says:

    Shouldnt be that big of a deal to Dom and the bucs. I know that the org flips out over minor mistakes.

    We know it was not done intentionally. I wish the sensitive girls at one buc would concentrate on football.

  18. Blubber Price Says:

    No misquote attributed to Dummynik could possibly match the stupidity of his actual quotes.

  19. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    You do a great job Joe, we all make a mistake every now and then.