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Greg Cote has been a Herald sports columnist known for his wit and sharp insight since 1995, after previously covering the Dolphins, University of Miami football and major events including Super Bowls, the World Cup and Barcelona Olympics. Greg and his infamous 'Upset Bird' present the ever-popular NFL predictions page every Friday during football season.

E-mail Greg at gcote@miamiherald.com.


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Greg Cote: Michael Sam is a distraction to embrace, not avoid

It’s no surprise that Tony Dungy’s comments this week about Michael Sam – comments that on the surface seemed more benign than inflammatory – have created such a national tempest. Sports are a Petri dish for argument and debate under any circumstances, and when you add the politics of religion and gay issues to the mix, the chances of a quietly civil discussion have pretty much left the building.