The press release came through the e-mail pipe earlier today. The Dolphins have hired someone we’d never heard of into a big job that doesn’t directly have anything to do with football. And so it was destined to be mentioned in the Tuesday morning one-liners.
But then a reader pointed out something we should have realized without a reader pointing it out regarding the addition of Mark Brockelman as Senior Vice President/Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.
Just last week, the Dolphins informed employees that they’d have their salaries cut by as little as 10 percent or as much as 20 percent. If we were getting our paychecks whacked without any apparent reduction in work hours or responsibilities due to a problem that we didn’t create and will have no role in fixing, we’d really want to know why there was a need to hire a new CFO and CAO of the team and the stadium at a time when the belt is being tightened, and we’d also want to know how much of the money that the non-executive employees are sacrificing will be going to the new kid in the corner office.