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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 [email protected]

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    Falcons 48
    Patriots 31

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    scubog

    I am so over the Flying Elvises and their all too spoiled, look down their noses at the rest of the league fans. I’m over Robert Kraft and his trademark blue shirts with white collar and cuffs. Can the guy expand his wardrobe? I’m over Bill Belichick with his tattered hoodie, monotone voice and facial expression most suitable for his own funeral. I’m over Tom Brady and his absolute ideal life. As Jim Harbaugh might say, “Who has it better than Tom Brady?” I’m over the Patriots roster looking all too similar to the old Boston Celtics.

    Thank goodness Jerry Jones’ excuse making over-rated Cowboys aren’t the opponent representing the NFC. That might be too much for Scubog to stand.

    Me, I’m rooting for the NFC South representative Falcons and of course whichever score makes me win the Superbowl Squares.

    Since Pewter Report is offering a nice prize package I’ll offer up my prediction.

    Patriots 45
    Falcons 35

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    surferdudes

    Falcons 38 Pats 31 I think Atlanta feels at home in a dome stadium, they are the new greatest show on turf. They have enough speed on D to limit Tom’s receivers. Click to pick, J.Jones.

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    RB4TampaBay

    I think that this is going to be a high scoring, and very interesting game. I could see either team winning this game, but someone must prevail in the end. I would not be surprised if it came down to a last second field goal for the win, we’ll see tomorrow night. I’m picking the Patriots to win, 31 – 28.

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    jb™

    Patriots 38

    Falcons 17

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    Hate

    Falcons 38, Pats 24……(using some reverse psychology here)

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    bucballer

    New England 37

    Atlanta 27

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    fredster

    Don’t like Patriots at all, but no denying Brady is best QB period. They also have the best coach. Yea he’s a dick too. Lol.

    Defense wins championships. Pats are better defense. Falcons have no Super Bowl experience.

    Don’t see as high scoring as some, but I’ll guess 31-27 Pats win another……

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    Mark Cook

    Looks like NaplesBucsFan and Rhonda Stefani tied.

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      Naplesfan

      OK, Rhonda … now we go to overtime!

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    macabee

    This has gotta be a demoralizing loss for the Falcons. This is the kind of thing that would make a team not even want to play their best football this year!!! Wink! Wink!

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    compewterpirate

    The Patriots picked up their Super Bowl rings, but the Falcons also had a piece of jewelry made to celebrate their Super Bowl performance, a choker!

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    compewterpirate

    This just in. The Israelis have decided to rename the Jerusalem artiCHOKE, the Atlanta artiCHOKE, in honor of the Falcons!

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    scubog

    I thought the Falcons might start out a bit slow and perhaps be either too anxious or in awe of the Superbowl experienced Patriots. But just the opposite happened. Falcons came out on fire and took a physical approach to the Patriots, who took a little time to adjust. I thought the Falcons should have played keep away but they seemed to want to try to run up the score while their defense tired. Time of possession was the story. Patriots 40.31 to Falcons 23.27.

    Now we can go back to hating the Falcons and their stupid “Rise Up” slogan that sounds like a plea from a guy who just took a little blue pill. As macabee noted, lets hope this puts the Falcons in a big year long funk.

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      macabee

      Mark Cook was in rare form last night. He tweeted this. lol.

      Mark Cook ‏@MarkCook1970 8h8 hours ago

      1st reports of rioting in Georgia tonight- Falcons fans set a dumpster at the Waffle House on fire but couldn’t get the flame to “Rise Up.”

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      Naplesfan

      “Rise up” sounds dumb, but truthfully, so does “Siege the Day”.

      btw – a minor technicality (I’m being facetious) … actual Caribbean Pirates didn’t practice siege warfare … the classic pirates who are the Bucs’ namesake were all about quickly overwhelming and demoralizing their targets … no money to be made in a long siege

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        scubog

        I never liked the Siege the Day of the It’s a Bucs Life slogan’s either.

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    surferdudes

    This is the kind of choke job that could linger. Great to see Blank, well go Blank! Way to make history at the S.B. Atlanta, just the wrong kind.

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