Greg Cote

June 28, 2014 6:41 PM

Greg Cote: Evidence shows the States are united in their love for soccer

A man dressed like Uncle Sam is walking past with a stuffed-toy bald eagle perched on his upraised forearm. Well, he is inching past more than walking because the crowd at Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is so wall-to-wall dense that if it started raining in the place, no drop would ever reach the floor. Waitresses carrying pints of beer lift their trays Statue-of-Liberty-style and try to squeeze through the shifting throng as another chant blooms with merry spontaneity.

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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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