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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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    Twistedwires

    As I science fiction fan I love reading old Sci Fi and discovering what really forward thinking people invented in books in the 50’s and 60’s long before the technology became reality. This article made me think of something that I would love to see develop for us Bucs fans that don’t live in Florida or for anyone that can’t make it to live games. Of course it’s Sci Fi in my mind. But it’s seems possible in the not so distant future. I’d love to be able to view live games in 3D Virtual Reality from my home as if I’m in the stadium. And to be able to switch perspectives too. Like from the best seats in the stands to end zone views or even from the sidelines. And make my view like binoculars too. So I can zoom in closer if I want to. I’d pay for that. If you build it, I will come. Unfortunately that cool technology would be blacked out for those of you in Tampa until we start filling the seats again.

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      scubog

      Twisted: It should be easy to create the true in stadium experience for you out of town folks. Just get one of your neighbors to dress up in the opponent’s colors and sing their annoying chants. Who Dat, Go Pack Go, Here we go Steelers.

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    Xpfcwintergreen

    Took the quick virtual tour. The new screens will really enhance the value of end zone seats. I won’t be as hesitant to buy tickets in those areas as I have been in the past.
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    I am sure that the new end zone screens will also enhance the views for everyone in the stadium. I have managed to get tickets in various places with good views over the years. I will probably never purchase season tickets unless I win a lottery.
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    Watching games from home, in a restaurant or a bar can also be quite enjoyable. The main reason I want to be able to attend games live is the crowd experience. I really love to be able to yell and scream with others around. (Even when we lose.)
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    I am sure that something along the lines suggested is a real possibility. If there is a way to increase profits by doing so it will come about. (Any of you young and energetic entrepreneurs out there … Heads up!)
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    Go Bucs!!!.

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    Xpfcwintergreen

    P.S. Is the new PreView Center available to the general public or limited to season ticket holders or what?
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    Go Bucs!!!

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    jongruden

    The new large screens are awesome, don’t care about the suite upgrades as that’s for the top 1% of our country, RJS is one of my fav stadiums to attend better than the Cards Stadium but not when its Sept or Oct in Tampa. The only problem I ever had with RJS is the Club Seats they have to many rows to be an exclusive section and they don’t show other games in the section on all those TV’s and they won’t let you in until one hour before game and after the game they rush you out which really sucks unlike any other stadium I have been too.

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    Horse

    Since I don’t go to the games because of health issue’s this doesn’t mean much to me except it was very expensive. If I was going to the games I would have preferred to have had an 1-2 inches of additional seating. I sure hope all the extra electronics will work during the electrical thunderstorms.

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    scubog

    I don’t care if the scoreboard is one of those old wooden ones where a kid changes the numbers by hand if the Bucs have more points than Visitor at the end of the game.

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