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Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at mark@pewterreport.com

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    And this my friends is one of the examples I often use to urge overly excited or distraught fans to pay less attention to pre-season performances. Oh my how great Jerry Golsteyn looked in the second half of the pre-season game that anointed him “the man.” As I recall, he threw four TD passes in that meaningless game. He was right up there with the legend of Randy “Why not Minot” Hedberg six years earlier. This shut-out game against the Lions was the beginning of the downward spiral that kept my head spinning for the next 13 years.

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    I too was at the game. Walking into the old Stadium with my wife and our two kids I was thinking that this will be a good season. I left the stadium thinking could it possibly get any more worse. Little did I realize it would for many years to come. Go Bucs

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