30 Results for month: 02/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/29/16

The Pittsburgh Pirates figure to be a solid team again in 2016. After what seemed like an eternal absence from anything even resembling legitimate contention, it's been pretty good lately for the Bucs. Their fans no longer fall into the dreaded long term downtrodden category, and the team has been lots of fun to watch the last few seasons. But there are ... More

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Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/28/16

It's not nice to make fun of old people. But since I'm an AARP veteran for many years now, and approaching my moldy.... uh, I mean golden years, I think I can fire away. Oscar Robertson is one of the all-time NBA greats. That is not arguable in any way. But the Big O was in "get off my lawn, you rotten kids" mode earlier this week on ESPN's Mike and Mike ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/27/16

The finish line is nearly here for the 2015-16 college basketball regular season. That also means only a couple more weeks where the time constraints limit me to just the free play analysis in this space. But as is always the case on late Friday/early Saturday, that's all I've got here today. 559 PACIFIC @ 560 SANTA CLARA Take: 560 SANTA CLARA ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/26/16

So now Colin Kaepernick wants to play someplace other than in San Francisco. That's the latest twist in what has been a more than a little bit fascinating off-season for the 49ers. I'm not sure exactly what to believe here. Chip Kelly, the team's new head coach, claims that he spoke with Kaepernick and that the QB is excited and looking forward to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 2/25/16

Colorado scored an exciting win at home over Arizona on Wednesday night. The victory led to another court-storming celebration, something that has become commonplace in the PAC-12 whenever a school scores the "upset" against the Wildcats. It's not really a big deal for me. Of course, I'm not the coach of a team that has to make its way to its locker room ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 2/24/16

You sure can't fault the effort. UNLV ended up on the wrong side of the 81-69 final score Tuesday evening at Boise State. The result was somewhat predictable considering the circumstances. But even in what has been a very disappointing campaign for the Runnin' Rebels, there's sure not much quit in this team. The Rebels lost yet another player prior to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 2/23/16

This blog is usually a late night endeavor for me. But as I'm sitting the evening out as far as any action is concerned, I thought it would be a good idea to get the Tuesday free play out early. That's particularly true as yet another injury to the team I'm playing against could get this line moving. That remains to be seen, but regardless, here's the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/21/16

I didn't watch the Bellator 149 event that took place Friday night in Houston. If you did and were entertained, terrific. Each to their own. Personally, I have zero interest in senior sporting events, with the exception of the old guys PGA events, and my observances of those are sporadic at best. But as far as the fight game goes, no chance. The ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/21/16

Hey, it's a winner where it counts. UNLV earned a split in their season series with Nevada in what can only be described as improbable fashion. Just in case you missed it. the Rebels appeared dead, down three with just a couple seconds remaining in regulation. But a running three-pointer at the horn by Patrick Macaw somehow found the intended target, and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/19/16

Friday evening was not much fun. The Flyers lost a third period lead and then also managed to lose a shootout lead. You seriously do not want to be on my side in any NHL shootouts. The record on those the last two seasons is beyond unbelievable. Considering that shootouts are somewhat random, this is simply terrible luck, but that's the nature of the beast ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/19/16

I normally keep the editorial section of this piece separate from the daily free play, but I'll combine the two this time. 57 FLYERS  @  58 CANADIENS Take: 57 FLYERS +100 The focus of the topic today is Michel Therrien, the beleaguered head coach of the reeling Montreal Canadiens. This team started the season in spectacular fashion, winning nine ... More