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NFL Divisional Round playoff picks. 8 teams, 4 games, 1 big upset; plus Time Is Now For MLB To Reinstate Pete Rose. New column; also, Greg Cote Show podcast: Greatest TV sitcom characters in new episode & more


1) It's SATURDAY, JANUARY 22. I was on with Le Batard Show on Wednesday this week. Check out that day's show podcasts, especially the Local Hour. 2) Join me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Follow the Greg Cote Show podcast separately on TwitterInstagram and now TikTok, too! 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): New Greg Cote Show podcast, Panthers at midseason a lesson in resilience, Good riddance to no Djokovic in Aussie Open, NFL Wild-Card picks results.

CoteshowSitcomsGREG COTE SHOW PODCAST: GREATEST TV SITCOM CHARACTERS IN LATEST EPISODE!: Our 4th episode of 2022 and landmark 95th overall is out now. A new pod drops every Monday morning at 7 ET on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon, Stitcher, Megaphone, iHeart -- wherever you pod, and of course at MiamiHerald.com. Find all we've done so far HERE, free. In our latest episode, Greg, Chris, younger son Michael and guest Alex Benson from the Shut The Funk Up podcast argue, debate and give their verdicts on the greatest all-time TV sitcome characters. Spoiler alert: Greg wins. Hear why. Also in the new episode: Ranking best friends; Panthers are best hockey team on Earth; Bills' perfect game; and Greg's live report from a wedding on Amelia Island. Thanks as always for the support, pod family. Please listen, rate, review and follow. (Our pod simulcasts on Sirius XM every Monday 5-6 p.m. ET).

PicksNFL DIVISIONAL ROUND PLAYOFF PICKS: 8 TEAMS LEFT. 4 GAMES THIS WEEKEND. 1 BIG UPSET: Went 4-2 overall and 3-3 against the spread in the Wild-Card Round. Highlight: Two near-Exactos (perfect score bull's-eyes). Lowlight: Picking Cardinals to win in an upset. Gawd! Onward and upward! Aiming to go 4-for-4 in the Divisional Round. Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers are all still standing. Here's who: NFL Divisional Playoff Gems. Previous: NFL Wild-Card Playoff Gems.

Pete RoseTIME FOR MLB, IN BED WITH GAMBLING, TO END HYPOCRISY AND REINSTATE PETE ROSE: He quietly turned 80 last spring, his endless purgatory ongoing. The life sentence he serves is one without bars, but also without parole. Every day that passes finds him more likely to die bitterly estranged from the sport he loved — and helped define. Pete Rose dove headfirst into baseball and left it as the Hit King, his MLB-record 4,256 career hits atop an unreachable mountain, threatened by no active player. The very point of baseball is to get a hit, and nobody did it better than “Charlie Hustle,” who still has no place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York — solely because the perfect hitter was not the perfect man in a game with no forgiveness in its heart. If it had one of those. For our full latest column, visit Time Is Right (But Running Out) For MLB to Reinstate Pete Rose.

Our most recent other columns: 'There Was A Pall On Us': The Panthers Season That Would Not Be Derailed / No-Vaccine Is Your Right. But There Are Consquences, as Djokovic Was RemindedState Of Miami Sports: Every Major Team, Graded Top To Bottom / and Dolphins Firing of Flores The Unjustified Travesty Of A Clown-Show Owner. Also: Dolphins Win, Finish 9-8, Now Must Commit To Build Around Tua / Why Saban 'What-If' Still Haunts Miami 15 Years later/No Playoffs And No Idea Yet On Tua Worst Possible Way For Dolphins To End Season / Revealing My 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot / Canes Land Grand Prize In Cristobal, So No Excuses Left. New Glory Days A Must and 50 Years At the Herald For Me -- And a Lifetime Of Gratitude.

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