32 Results for month: 01/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/31/16

If the Arizona Diamondbacks don't make the playoffs in 2016, it sure won't be for a lack of effort. The all-in philosophy for the Diamondbacks continued on Saturday as they swung a deal with the rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers that netted the Snakes a starting shortstop. Jean Segura was the centerpiece of this five-player swap. The main pieces heading to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/30/16

Between the NBA and the colleges, I've got 107 Saturday games to try and dissect, so as usual, just the free play in this space today. I should get back to the regular format on Sunday. The Friday free play got there as Wisconsin-Green Bay managed to blow a late lead, but only lost by one, so they at least covered the spread. Today's comp is on one of the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/29/16

Well, that was fun. Long story short, I decided to do some uphill walking on the treadmill and managed to throw my back out in the process. The only reason I mention this is that sitting at the computer is presently an ordeal, so this is going to be a quickie edition, with just the Friday free play. 683 GREEN BAY  @  684 MILWAUKEE Take: 683 GREEN ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/28/16

I'm already well underway on my early MLB work, putting together probable depth charts for the 2016 season. This is more for fantasy purposes than anything else, although there are certainly early assessments being made for potential O/U win plays once those lines are established. One of the teams that doesn't inspire much confidence right now is the Los ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/27/16

I'm always a bit amused with complaints from celebrities about their perceived lack of privacy. My attitude has always been, if you don't want the attention, find a different line of work. Granted, there are times when "fans" go a bit over the top, and I suppose that's a nuisance. But when factoring in the perks, it's not to tough to take. One person who ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/26/16

I'm skipping the commentary today, but as always, there's the daily free play. Georgia Southern got to the winner's circle on Monday in a 101-100 thriller at Appalachian State and I'll go the road dog route again on Tuesday evening. 757 TENNESSEE  @  758 ALABAMA Take: TENNESSEE +4 I'm playing strengths vs. weaknesses tonight as Tennessee pays a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/25/16

Super Bowl 50 is set, with the Carolina Panthers set to battle the Denver Broncos. It's a matchup between the two #1 seeds in their respective conferences. The QB duel between the aging gunslinger (Peyton Manning) and the new fast draw sensation (Cam Newton) is a natural for some kind of commercial. I probably won't get into any in depth breakdown of the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/24/16

It's shaping up as sharps vs. squares on Championship Sunday in the NFL. This is one of the more fascinating dynamics that unfolds to some extent every Sunday of the pro football season. But today's games are taking it to a whole different level. The professional gamblers are, for the most part, all about getting the right price and deriving what they ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/23/16

The usual commentary-free Saturday, with the concentration here focused on trying to weed out winners and losers on the mammoth Saturday CBB slate. Quick Friday recap: 1-1 college hoops, 0-1 NBA, 1-0 NHL. Good week going, and would like that to be maintained today. The free play on the Knicks was not good, which snapped a 5-0 run on the daily comps. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/22/16

Yeah, I know. The Cleveland Indians are "small market" and therefore can't be big players when it comes to signing the big names. And for anyone who still buys that line of bull, all I can say is you haven't been paying attention. Everyone has money in today's Major League Baseball. Lots of it, thanks to the revenue being produced the revenue sharing. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/21/16

I managed to grab a winner on the ice on Wednesday night as the Anaheim Ducks notched a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. The Ducks didn't really play all that well, as they committed far too many defensive zone turnovers that the punchless Wild weren't able to take advantage of. But perhaps my biggest assist in garnering this win was courtesy of Minnesota ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/20/16

I won't chisel this in granite just yet. But as I was spending some time on Tuesday evening perusing likely depth charts for the upcoming 2016 baseball season, I arrived at a very early conclusion. The San Diego Padres are not only going to be bad, they could well be 100+ losses bad. Talk about a different tune from last year at this time. There was some ... More