32 Results for month: 01/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/19/16

To the surprised of many, myself included, Chris Davis will be wearing Orioles colors in 2016 and likely for many years to come. Davis ended up getting all the dollars Scott Boras was asking for, and in the process the big 1B/OF will be getting paid through 2037. I'm not going to guess whether Davis will duplicate his 2015 numbers at any point, nor will ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/18/16

There are very few sure things in life, and even fewer in football. But as I've mentioned on a frequent basis over the years, winning the rushing stats is generally a good thing in terms of correlating with winning the game. Winning the rushing stats by a 2:1 or better margin is an even more substantial indicator as to which team will come out on top. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/17/16

Todd Simon's balance of the season audition to shed the interim coach tag at UNLV is off to a great start. It's just two games, but Simon has put the Runnin' back into the Rebels, and the team has looked terrific in dominating wins over New Mexico and Air Force. Make no mistake, surges for teams making in-season coaching changes are not al all unusual. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/16/16

No commentary this time, as will be the case on Friday night/Saturday morning throughout the college basketball season. With more than 100 games to sift through, no time for anything else other than the daily free play. Here's one from the mammoth slate that I'll be playing. 603 EAST CAROLINA  @  604 CENTRAL FLORIDA Take: CENTRAL FLORIDA -4.5 T... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/15/16

Chip Kelly didn't figure to be unemployed for long. Kelly probably hadn't moved all his belonging out of his office with the Eagles before the rumors started flying. First, it was the Titans, where he would be reunited with Marcus Mariota. Kelly was mentioned as the lead candidate in Cleveland when that job opened again. But as it turns out, Kelly will be ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Thursday 1/14/16

Yesterday's commentary was on what took place in terms of NFL franchise relocation, as well as a guess as to what happens next. Today I'll focus a little more on the winner when it came to the votes, and the loser when it came to losing its NFL franchise. First, Stan Kroenke. The guy is a brilliant businessman. I know he's public enemy number one in St. ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Wednesday 1/13/16

The inevitability of the Rams leaving St. Louis for Los Angeles is now a reality. It's fair to say there was zero suspense involving this decision. Everyone knew that Stan Kroenke's project would be approved and that the Rams would be moving back to SoCal. Things aren't nearly as clear as far as the future homes for the Chargers and Raiders are concern... More

Dave’s Free Play, Tuesday 1/12/16

Alabama is a national champion once again. The Crimson Tide made a couple more big plays than Clemson in an absolutely stirring title game and Nick Saban has one for the thumb as he's now a five-time title winner. Lots of plaudits can be handed out to players on both sides, but Saban's daring onside kick with the score tied was the biggest single play of ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Monday 1/11/16

If the opening weekend of the NFL playoffs is an indication of what's to come, we might be in for something memorable this season. I'm still in almost disbelief at the conclusion of two of the four games, with home teams incredibly snatching defeat from the jaws of victory in each case. Laces in, laces out. Yeah, I know it matters to the kickers. But ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Sunday 1/10/15

The rumor mill is churning at full speed regarding the UNLV coaching situation. The buzz going into Saturday's game at Wyoming was that a change could be made very quickly if the Rebels lost again. UNLV came roaring out of the gate and amassed a 22-5 lead against the Cowboys. But as has been the case on a far too frequent basis, things did not go well as ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Saturday 1/9/16

No commentary today, as dissecting the massive Saturday college basketball slate takes precedence over any editorializing. Quick Friday recap, +0.8, with an NHL miss on the Predators offset by basketball winners on the Warriors and Utah. Good job by Golden State also serving as the Friday free play. For info on my available services, email me directly ... More

Dave’s Free Play, Friday 1/8/16

The Chicago Bulls were 101-92 winners over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. That's basically a footnote to the real story surrounding this game. Boston played this game without its head coach. Brad Stevens was away from the team for this game, and the reason Stevens was absent is what's newsworthy. Stevens was in Indiana visiting one of his former ... More