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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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    I would imagine that is a huge loss for Jameis… Condolences to Jameis and his family.

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    Iowabucfan

    Prayers to Jameis and his family.

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    macabee

    We’ve all had somebody in our lives like “Grandma”. RIP!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv5pagal-ls

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    cgmaster27

    Condolences to jameis and the family. He’s always been very close to his grandma. Lost my grandmother a little under a year ago and still miss her greatly. This will add some extra motivation for jameis next year no doubt. He is all about family and that’s a great thing.

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    WiltheBrewer

    Love and Respect to the Winston Family.
    My girls just lost their Grandma, who has lived with us the last decade + up here in Chicago. We shall Toast to all of those we have lost when we make our annual trek down for our Family Bucs game!

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    GermCanBuc

    Prayers out to Jamies and his family. I lost my Oma 26 years ago myself. She was my best friend, and to this day my phones background is my favorite picture of us on my 2nd birthday. I also never take off her wedding ring that came to me. Hopefully he’s got a couple nice keepsakes to help remember all the good times. They definitely help me when I need it.

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    BuccMagic

    Wow Mark. That was a great article.

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    Horse

    Sorry to hear about Jameis Grandmother’s loss. My grandparents were in their 80’s and in poor health for many years so I never really had a close relationship with them. When I got married and had kids and they had kids, I decided back then I would be the best loving Grandpaw loving to my five grandchildren. I have been there for them emotionally, financially, a and will continue giving as much love as possible until I am no longer here.
    Most granparents do make a difference with grandchildren. It’s all about the love.

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    4girls

    Prayers and thoughts for Jameis and his family. I think of my grandpa daily and he’s been gone a long time. The ones closest to us never truly leave. They just burrow deeper inside us when their bodies depart.

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    abucsfan

    Well written article, Mark, very touching. I hope you’ve been taking the advice of that young man a couple of years ago. Rest in Peace, Grandma Myrtle!

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