1) It is THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26. I'm down in the Friday Page Dungeon today summoning this week's NFL predictions. 2) Hope all of you who celebrated it had a very Merry Christmas! 3) To the e-mailers asking: I have bunch of back-loaded vacation days I need to use before end of year. That's why I have had fewer columns lately. 4) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Dolphins fall flat in Buffalo, DSM poll & more. 5) Follow us on Twitter (gregcote), Instagram (Upsetbird), Vine (Greg Cote) and Facebook (Greg Cote).
LeBron's big honor: Heat's LeBron james today named Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year for 2013. Easy choice, and richly deserved.
OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS VIDEO FOR READERS WHO'VE BEEN GOOD: All of you in our Blog Family and readers both online and in print have made it another great year for us, and I am grateful. Thank you. That's me in the middle at right. Got together the other day with four old friends -- Miley Cyrus, Drunk Cartoon Santa, Richie Incognito and LeBron James -- to make this Christmas video. Click HERE and enjoy. Happy holidays to all!
NFL PIX 'N FANTASY / WEEK 16: ENDING ON A POSITIVE NOTE: Blaming the holiday hurly burly for posting this a couple of days later than usual... NFL predix: Only went 8-8 overall this past week on my NFL picks but was an ethereal 12-3-1 against the spread. That included six 'dogs-with-points. Fantasy: Greg's Lobos won again in our consolation-round playoffs, 107-63, to finish fifth in our eight-team league. I ain't braggin'. Congrats to our champion, Bennie & The Jets (Christie Ferrara). Well deserved!osers say, I know.
HEAT-LAKERS. TWO THINGS: First, with Kobe Bryant out injured (again) and the Lakers mediocre, yesterday's game in L.A. hardly was the NBA jewel David Stern envisioned. Second, I don't like sporting events on Christmas. Just don't. It isn't a religious/sacrilege thing with me. I just think there should be a day when even almighty sports rests, and when athletes get to make it about family first, not career.
COMPUTER LIKES RAVENS OVER DOLPHINS FOR LAST PLAYOFF SPOT: You know by now that to make the playoffs the Dolphins must beat the Jets on Sunday and hope either the Ravens or Chargers lose. Five AFC playoff spots are spoken for and four teams are alive for that final No. 6 seed. Here is how the computers at makenflplayoffs.com sees the likelihood: Ravens 43.76 percent, Dolphins 37.46, Chargers 12.58 and Steelers 6.20. So, Dolfan. Feeling lucky?
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