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Zach Shapiro

Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com

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    I predict there will be a multitude of Bears fans in attendance. Some, who I admire, will travel from the Windy City to soak us some sun before hibernating when they return. Others, for whom I have disdain, have lived here for upwards of 40 years, but look down their noses at our (and their) local team. The worst is when they raise their kids to be Bears fans advancing their “we’re better than you” attitude to the next generation. I’ve never understood the rationale. Never once did I consider remaining a Steelers fan once we got our own team. I wonder if those same transplanted fans wearing Bears colors to the game will call their relatives up north to chide them about the Bears losing to”their” Bucs.

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    I completely agree with Scubog. I am a season ticket holder with the Bucs and root for them every game. My Philly roots and my time as a Colts season ticket holder are in the past. I live here and the Bucs are my team. Go Bucs!

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    Moved here from L.I. in 77 when the Bucs were the Yucs, and the Dolphins were the cream of the crop. Never was a Giant, or Jet fan, and it would of been to easy to jump on the Fins band wagon, I don’t do easy. So I fell in love with the poor bastards in those orange uni’s thinking they can’t be bad forever. Patience is a virtue.

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    Oh I was a big Dolphin Fan when you are a 6th Generation Floridian, but I was there at the beginning of the Bucs and they became and still my team over all other teams. We should win this game with ease; Go Bucs!

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    Great Fab 5. Very well put together and great comments as well. I haven’t posted much or frequently since I’ve been on vacation last week and this week coming, but Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. Go Bucs, this should be an easy win today!

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    I think you can like who you want, but I never understood rooting against the home team. I always rooted for my original home team in my Bucs but I left Fl in 1994 and lived in AZ past 16 yrs and even had Cards Season tix for 5 yrs and still attend regularly. I can’t help root for my original team I grew up with but I also cheer for the home team which is now the Cards, I know I like two teams so go ahead and light me up I really don’t care what you think, ha

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      Nothing the matter with you rooting for your now hometown Cardinals. As well as they are doing, you and your son should bask in the glory with your neighbors. Watched some of the Cardinals vs Packers game and witnessed the same infestation of enemy fans who no doubt retired to Arizona. Looks like, in spite of the great season the Cardinals are enjoying, the season ticket holders will still offer their tickets to the highest bidder…….even if he’s a cheese head.

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        Its a profiteering business just like how the NFL charges regular season prices for the preseason where there is money to be made it will be made I use to sell my tix to Cowboys Fans and that would pay for 60% of my season ticket prices. My son hasn’t liked the Bucs for about 4 yrs now, constant yrs of losing in Tampa and being around the Cardinals has influenced his loyalty which was to be expected

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