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November 28, 2013

Thank you, readers! NFL Bird Day picks and a special Bullygate Thanksgiving video from me to you

[1) It is THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28. In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Ryan Tannehill poll, sub-human Knockout Game, Brian the Dog, NFL Pix 'n Fantasy, Heat-Pacers inevitability, the Eagles, SOPY rankings & more. 2) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).

1aa1hapthanksHAPPY THANKSGIVING, ALL!: Everybody is busy today (hopefully not too busy to swing by the blog!), but I want to take a moment to thank you all. Just that. Thanks. I want to thank my long-time readers in the newspaper and online, and of course those who helped make our blog a success when we started this venture back in September 2005. You are the No. 1 blog community at MiamiHerald.com, and I am honored that you have invited me to play a small role in your lives. Trust that you all, collectively, play a big role in mine. Thanks again, and have a wonderful holiday!

OUR BIRD DAY NFL PICKS: In the eighth year of the NFL Thanksgiving tripleheader, I see on the plate three close games and one upset. Lions edge Pack but don't cover. Cowboys feast but Raiders keep it inside a big line. And Steelers pull the upset in Baltimore. Click on Bird Day Gems for the three complete predix capsules, including a Cote Thanksgiving Timeline.

Poll result: Faith in Ryan Tannehill is shaky: We asked in the previous blogpost what the Dolphins' QB would be in three years and most said a solid starter (34.8 percent) or a marginal starter (30.6%). Only 8.0% said a star. Other votes were "gone" (8.4%), "reserve" (7.5%) or undecided/too soon to say (6.7%).

1aa1bully13BULLYGATE THANKSGIVING: A HOLIDAY VIDEO FROM ME TO YOU: Pictured clockwise from upper left are me, Dolphins coach Joe "The Pilgrim" Philbin, Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin. I'd like to thank all three men for taking time from their busy schedules to help make this video. Click on A Bullygate Thanksgiving to watch.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!

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