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Justin Pawlowski

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After a successful four years at Tampa Catholic, Justin’s passion and talent for football led him to play football for the University of Connecticut on scholarship.  He would return home after a couple of years to finish his degree and start his broadcasting career while attending the University of South Florida.

Now a veteran in Tampa Bay sports radio since 2002, Justin became “The Commish” because of his expertise and advice while hosting multiple fantasy football leagues year in and year out. He continued to gain more status as being “The Most Fair and Just Commissioner in All the Land” because of his balanced approach he brings to the multiple radio shows he has been on in the Tampa Bay area.

Justin started as an intern for the “MJ Morning Show,” heard on multiple radio stations throughout the southeast United States, before moving to 620 WDAE “The Sports Animal” and their promotions department. He moved up the ranks at WDAE-AM from a promotions part-timer to part-time board operator to an executive producer before hosting his own weekly radio show.

As Justin’s career grew, so did his opportunities.  In 2007, he was hired as pre- and post game host for USF’s football radio broadcasts.  Then, in 2011, he was hired as the network anchor for the Buccaneers Radio Network.

Justin has covered an array of familiar sporting names in his career, including Bucs coaches Tony Dungy, Jon Gruden, and Greg Schiano, Rays manager Joe Maddon, Rays players such as David Price and Evan Longoria, USF football coaches Jim Leavitt and Skip Holtz, and many more. Now, he holds court with Jim Lighthall on 98.7 The Fan’s Fan Interference – weekdays from 9 to noon.

In March of 2012, Justin was hired by CBS Sports Radio in Tampa to host his own daily radio show.  Follow the show online here:

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Commish: Best Team Fits for Draft’s Top Quarterbacks

I’ve been trying to come up with some different types of posts as we lead up to the NFL Draft. This week I posted my 1st round and 2nd round Bucs Boards with the top [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/10/2014

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Report: Johnny Manziel Posts Highest Wonderlic Score Among Top QBs

No player has been discussed more leading up to the NFL Draft than Johnny Manziel. While most talk about whether or not he will succeed on the field or if his “sideshow” is too much [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/10/2014

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Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio to Workout for Bucs

At his pro day on Wednesday, Alabama OT Cyrus Kouandjio revealed that he will have a private workout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the next event on his schedule. There were some questions at [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/10/2014

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Johnny Manziel to Visit Buccaneers on Thursday

This week has been a busy week for the Bucs in their attempt to find a quarterback of the future for their franchise. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo have already come and [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/09/2014

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The Commish’s Bucs Board 2.0 (2nd Round)

For this “Bucs Board,” I wanted to approach it a little differently. With the 6th pick in the 2nd round, I’m going to give 10 actions I would like taken by the Bucs in order. [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/08/2014

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The Commish’s Bucs Board 2.0 (1st Round)

For this “Bucs Board,” I wanted to approach it a little differently. With the 7th pick in the 1st round, I’m going to give 10 actions I would like taken by the Bucs in order. [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/07/2014

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Teddy Bridgewater Visiting Bucs Monday

The Bucs might have Josh McCown as their current starter, but Lovie Smith and Jason Licht are still in the market for a quarterback of the future. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/07/2014

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SMU QB Garrett Gilbert Visiting Bucs

Jason Licht said earlier this off-season that he believed there were potential franchise quarterbacks in this year’s draft, but maybe not the names everyone is talking about. The names that “everyone” has been talking about [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/06/2014

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Mike Williams Trade Should Not Affect Bucs’ Draft Plans

As soon as the news broke that the Buccaneers had traded WR Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a 6th round draft pick, the first reaction was how this trade would affect the way [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/06/2014

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NFL Draft: Browns Strongly Considering Carr with 4th Pick

While NFL Draft analysts try to decipher which of the top three quarterbacks will go where in the 2014 NFL Draft, most cast Derek Carr to the side as a potential late 1st round or [...]

98.7 The Fan–04/04/2014