From Ecstasy To Dog Manure

January 27th, 2021

Bad dog!

He now may be the most celebrated NFL general manager and wanted by hundreds of media folks for an interview.

But at the end of the day, Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht is just like you and Joe — if Joe had a dog.

Licht has to clean up after his damn dog, too.

Many folks sort of have the image of a high-ranking NFL suit, especially someone like Licht who should be NFL Executive of the Year for the job he has done building the Bucs from crap to excellence, as a filthy- rich guy with servants (Bucs interns?) tasked to do all the grimy, dirty work.

That’s not exactly how Licht rolls, he said on Peter King’s NBC podcast,

Go back to draft night 2020. The Sickness was imprisoning Americans in their homes. Licht, like the rest of his colleagues, were running their teams’ drafts at home while NFL offices were closed.

And while Licht may not live in a dope bachelor pad like Kliff Kingsbury, it’s probably better than most people’s homes. But if you are working from home, especially on a weeknight, there are family issues to deal with that include the family mutt.

So Licht  told King about what it was like to balance being an NFL general manager drafting at home while also acting like a regular middle-class daddy. Soon after Licht got Iowa offensive lineman Tristan Wirfs, the guy he targeted, Licht had to clean up dog sh!t.

“What do we do?” Licht said of how he reacted at home when he landed Wirfs. “Yeah, we had a little celebratory moment with the family.”

But what does [Licht] do afterwards?

“Well, I went into the kitchen and noticed our dog had an accident on the floor. So I had to clean that up and then I loaded the dishwasher. So that’s the life of a GM now.”

The first thing that went through Joe’s mind hearing Licht say this was why was Austin Seferian-Jackwagon in Licht’s kitchen?

Now Joe will not ask exactly why Licht had to load the dishwater immediately after cleaning up after the dog. Joe’s just going to let that question be.

The Joe typing here loves dogs but will never own a dog (or a cat, or a bird or any other kind of animal).

Dogs eat. And dogs…

Joe doesn’t need that kind of gross responsibility when there are Big Storm beers to drink.

17 Responses to “From Ecstasy To Dog Manure”

  1. Robert Says:

    dogs eat their own puke. so there’s a positive

  2. Winny Testaverde Says:

    Why do I picture Uncle Buck when I picture Joe/Joe’s lifestyle?! 🙂

  3. Brandon Says:

    Dogs are great. Not sure how people can go through life without a loving and loyal pet by their side.

  4. CalBucsFan Says:

    Agreed Brandon, heck my 2 King Charles Cavs are more excited when I walk in after a hard day of work than I’ve ever seen from my wife, and they don’t ever complain!

  5. CalBucsFan Says:

    …though I must admit, our 16-year old border collie doesn’t even notice when I come in anymore. Back in the day though, when he and I were both younger, he would watch all of the Bucs games with me and bark along with me every time the Bucs would score!

    Border collies are sooooo damn smart, when Angels’ baseball was on he knew when Mike Trout hit a home run to look over at me, wait until I clapped, and then he would start barking!

    My wife would bark back at both of us too….TO SHUT-THE-*-UP!

    Yep, I love my dogs! Go Bucs!

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Winnie, Uncle Buck? More like Uncle Rico…

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    Yup Brandon!
    Ive got 3 German Shepherds. Life would suck without them.

  8. ClodHopper Says:

    Outside of having kids, having a dog or dogs is the best experience a human being can go through.

  9. gp Says:

    Working a service job had me in half a dozen houses a day, most with dogs. I get along great with dogs so many customers would ask if I had my own. I’d always answer “thousands”. When they gave me a strange look I’d explain that almost every house I visited had a dog, they were always happy to see me. But I never had to feed one or worry where to keep them when I traveled.
    Happy to watch my son’s dog when he goes on a trip, and happy when he comes to pick her up!

  10. Iamabuc Says:

    A well trained dog would never poop inside the house. It’s strange that a guy like him can not afford a training for his dog. Just saying.

  11. ClodHopper Says:


    My work has me with that same situation. People always say they’ll put their dog away for me. I always say I’m a dog person and let them be. I work outside tho and a farm dog that brings me their toys and wants to play fetch is the best perk of my job.

  12. Rayjay1122 Says:

    If humans were only half as good as a good dog…….

  13. SKBucsFan Says:

    Lmao Steven. He does look like uncle Rico. I wonder if he has the same cannon???

  14. gp Says:

    Just like Joes “distraction of the day”
    Fun to play with but no desire to be responsible for em!

  15. BuccoDav Says:

    CalBucsFan Says:
    January 27th, 2021 at 2:38 pm
    Agreed Brandon, heck my 2 King Charles Cavs are more excited when I walk in after a hard day of work than I’ve ever seen from my wife, and they don’t ever complain!

    Hey Cal, we also have 2 Cavs. They are the best!

  16. Joe Says:

    Just like Joes “distraction of the day”
    Fun to play with but no desire to be responsible for em!


  17. CalBucsFan Says:

    Without a doubt BuccoDav, I’ve had probably 6-8 dogs over the years and these KCC’s are the most incredible breed I’ve ever had the pleasure of raising, and only KCC owners really understand. We’ve got both of ours parading around town with Bucs’ scarfs on too.

    Hope you and yours have many years of enjoyment, I know we will!