Greg Cote

September 6, 2013 12:01 AM

Greg Cote’s Week 1 NFL picks

Welcome back, pro football fans and Upset Bird flock, as we begin our 23rd season of Friday Page predictions. The year was 1991. Movie fans loved Silence of the Lambs, kids played with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and I set out on what would be a futile, career-spanning effort to make sense of the NFL. We had mixed results last season. Our .651 overall winning percentage was our best since .2009, but our .488 record against the point spread marked a 59-point tumble. Our personal bests are .705 and .574, and our career averages are .635 and .506. You know I’m not lying, or else the numbers would be much more impressive. [Note: Thursday game pick was Broncos (-7.5) over Ravens, 31-27].

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About Greg Cote

Greg Cote


Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.
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