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Dan Dakich lost money betting on the NCAA Tournament. He didn’t try to gamble his way back to even, though.
Instead, the controversial ESPN broadcaster and sports talk-show host opted for a new job.
Food delivery man.
Dakich has been bringing people food with DoorDash for a few months.
“I come from iron and steel workers, teachers, and I lost sight of the value of a dollar,” Dakich told barrettsportsmedia.com. “I woke up at 5:30 in the morning and I told my wife I had to make it up. Seriously, I went to the hardware store about a mile from my house and applied for a job, because I wanted to make the money back. I owe my family and I lost the value of a dollar.”
Dakich said he took this route as punishment, and got the Idea from his stepson, who was earning $25 an hour working for Grubhub. Dakich is still doing it four-to-five times a week.
“My wife called me an idiot and said I didn’t have to do it but I wanted to because I’ve preached the value of a dollar to so many people,” Dakich said.
It’s been a wild year for Dakich, who was accused of misogynistic actions after getting into a Twitter dispute over compensation for college athletes, bringing into question his future at ESPN.
“I don’t know if ESPN is going to have me back. I assume they won’t,” Dakich said on his show. “Who cares? Who cares man?”
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