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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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    drdneast

    Lower priced tickets are more than reasonable which is why I moved to them from my higher priced seat. Kids prices are good.
    No one should be able to whine about how much it costs to take a family of four to a game.
    Disney and most attractions start at over a $100 a ticket for adults which you are paying big bucks to stand in long lines to ride a two minute ride.
    I never got the selling point of spending big bucks to stand in a long line in the Florida heat and sunshine.
    One of the happiest moments in my life as a father was after spending a couple of days at Disney participating in that insanity I asked my kids if they had seen enough of Disney and ever wanted to go back.
    Both of them said they didn’t see the need.
    What an elation for a father.
    I guess I just wasn’t programmed well enough by the Disney PR machine.

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      scubog

      You are absolutely right Disney World my friend. Thankfully once was enough for my kids too. Me, I prefer Kennywood Park in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Not hot, no lines great nostalgia and what might appeal to you……..reasonably priced.

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        chefboho

        Shoot scu, I didn’t know you were from da burgh! My brother (cgmaster) and I are from Altoona and lived in the steel city for about seven years. It’s where I went to culinary school 15 years ago. I knew I liked you for a reason haha. I hate that when I say I lived in Pittsburgh that people assume I’m a steelers fan, and then laugh when I tell them I’m a Tampa fan.

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    drdneast

    Actually I took the family of four at least twice, the last time on a press junket that Disney World footed.
    All I could think of at the time was, “damn, I sure am glad this is free. I’d hate to have to pay for this insanity.”

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      scubog

      I always suspected your favorite saying to be “If it’s free it’s for me”

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