BSPN Hires The “Rock Star”

March 20th, 2014
Your new BSPN employee.

Your new BSPN employee.

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.

25 Responses to “BSPN Hires The “Rock Star””

  1. biff barker Says:

    He’ll be a natural. Nice to see the family first attitude. Good luck Dom.

  2. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    found a typo Joe, Its supposed to be ” assistant to the General Manager” in Maimi.

    Personally I think the Pop-star needs to write a book, ” how to run a NFL Organization into the ground in 90 days.”

    This Tv gig doesn’t shock me as well, after all they had Matt Millen

  3. snook Says:

    Other than not giving signing bonuses, what did this guy get right?

    Belongs on ESPN. Where their “experts” are idiots. Perfect fit.

  4. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    lets all thank the “rockstar” for 5 years of Misery!!!

  5. bucrightoff Says:

    Hey snook do you know why Lovie and company are on their over the top spending spree? Because Dominik actually did a very good job managing the cap.

    Oh and he didn’t give Freeman an extension. Guy wasn’t all terrible, he wasn’t great but we’re not in cap hell. Look at Carolina for instance, Gettleman is in an inoperable situation created by his predecessor.

  6. NJBucsFan Says:


  7. BFFL Says:

    I wish there was an organization that would hire people in my profession that fail.

  8. The_Buc_Realist Says:


    you can manage the cap very well, when most of your draft picks don’t pan out and you cannot identify talent in Free Agency. See the overall record as proof

  9. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    Ya know, I was going to go for the Millen reference, but, then I thought, at least that guy had great career as a player (4 rings, 2 all-pro). Probably not fair to Millen. All that Dominick won was tongue wagging from some media types.

  10. MTM Says:

    Maybe Dominick and Matt Miller can co-host a segment on how to destroy an NFL franchise for decades.

  11. lightningbuc Says:

    I thought rock stars went to MTV, not ESPN.

  12. Snook Says:


    And all that’s due to the fact he didn’t give signing bonuses which creates dead money. Oh, and the fact we spent next to NOTHING from 2009-2011.

    I’m giving Dom credit for the space he left us.

    But that’s about it. He couldn’t draft worth a crap.

  13. Chef Paul Says:

    Good for him. I think he’ll make an excellent talking head. With all his faults in the GM biz, he is still a very good talker.

  14. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    alot of people around here seem to forget that the cap was under control during the Bruce Allen regime. But the rockstar fan’s are desperate to find any redeeming quality from the worst GM in Buc History.

  15. Architek Says:

    Cool story lousy GM. Wish his family blessings and success.

  16. Eric Says:

    Shocked there isn’t a long line of teams trying to get him as their GM.

    That line is of similar length to the one for teams thinking of signing Josh Freeman.

    But, best of luck to the Rock Star.

  17. Marques Says:

    ENOUGH WITH THE “ROCKSTAR” moniker. He was a disaster. Nice person, probably great neighbor. Without question a “train wreck” of a GM. His resume as a GM speaks for itself. A complete failing grade. An epic fail.

  18. joseph mamma Says:

    Bruce Allen did fix the cap, because it was destroyed after signing all those high priced, although HOF, defenders. The cap is something GM’s deal with but if the team doesn’t win, who cares? Allen and Dominik both could not build a consistent winner. None of us know how much input either one of them had btw. Obviously Dom had a lot of power it seems in his first few years.

  19. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I think he is gonna have a good career in Television.
    I wish him and his family well.

  20. Buc A Deer Says:

    Rock star always watched practices in sun glasses and perfectly pressed pants. Licht shows up at pro days looking like the UPS guy. I’ll take the blue collar GM.

  21. Brandon Says:

    Marques Says:
    March 20th, 2014 at 10:26 am
    ENOUGH WITH THE “ROCKSTAR” moniker. He was a disaster. Nice person, probably great neighbor. Without question a “train wreck” of a GM. His resume as a GM speaks for itself. A complete failing grade. An epic fail.


    Calling him “Rockstar” is not a compliment. There are crappy rock stars, too, you know? Dominik is likened to a rock star one-hit wonder… Tommy Tutone, of the hit, Video Killed the Radio Star. In Dominik’s case, his one hit was 2010, and in his case, his inability to draft AND hire a decent head coach killed his career.

  22. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    Looks like Mark Dominic, Raheem Morris’ marriage with Josh Freeman ended their present day chances in the NFL as leaders. Greg Schiano was fired for divorcing the Bucs from Freeman.


    Is Lovie married to McCown? Or does he get a chance with another QB too?

    Remember when Gruden tried to bring in the vets Greise, Garcia, et al to re-capture Rich Gannon’s lightening in a bottle? Think that might happen to Lovie?

  23. Manzielski Says:

    Maybe the Rockstar should try the Lingerie Football League.

    When his franchise QB turns out to be a bust, that’s not a bad thing.

  24. Camby Says:

    Well we know what Joe will be watching at 3:30 every day in a candle lit room with Sade playing in the background.

    Seriously, the fact that this guy can get work in any aspect of NFL is stunning. But ESPN seems to hire guys that are mostly blowhard trolls, so he’ll fit right in. I’d love to hear his insight on drafting;

    “was he a team captain? Then draft him MEW MEW MEW”

  25. mpmalloy Says:

    Good luck Dom!

    I never bought into the Rock Star thing but I also think that
    Dom showed some flashes of brilliance. The lack of dead money
    he left. Also many of his later draft picks look like they might pan out:
    Doug Martin, Gerald McCoy, Mason Foster, Mark Barron, LFD, Mike James.
    Also, Adrian Clayborn, Mike Williams and Da’Quan Bowers might still
    turn it around.

    Glad that Dom got a BSPN gig.
    It’s a pretty nice job from what I hear.