1) It is SUNDAY, JANUARY 12. Click on Random Evidence for our latest Sunday notes-column package, leading with the merry lunacy of Le Batard's Ballotgate. 2) I keep reading and hearing that Alex Rodriguez is a "Miami native." He isn't. A-Rod has a slew of local ties, but he was born in New York. NY. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Le Batard / Hall ballot brouhaha, Heat and Bynum, more Ireland / Golden, Billy Joel & more. 4) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote and also on Instagram, Vine and Facebook.
UPSET BIRD DAY / NFL SECOND-ROUND PLAYOFF PIX: 4 GAMES, 1 UPSET ON 'DOG DAY WEEKEND: The NFL playoffs, a.k.a. The Time That Forgot Miami, continue with Divisional Round doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday, the summation of which will present the AFC and NFC Championshiop Game pairings. I like all four underdogs-with-points but only one 'dog to actually win outright: Carolina. Click on Playoff Week 2 Gems for all four of our latest, expanded prediction capsules, and on Miami In The Playoffs for my Friday Page column. It leads with the next-best things to the Dolphins being in the playoffs: All of the Canes and FIU guys in the Final Eight, not to mention the Gators, Noles and other state players.
WHAT TEAM DO YOU MOST WANT TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL? (OR FIND THE LEAST OBJECTIONABLE?): Down to the final eight so it's time to declare a rooting interest. Sorry, but NOBODY! is not a choice in the poll. Even Dolphins fans, or fans of other not-in-it teams, surely have somebody they'd most like to see win it all or find least objectionable. So, who that? Remember: Not asking who you predict will win. Asking who you want to win. Vote and say why.
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