32 Results for month: 03/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 3/8/16

I have racked my brain for some way to rationalize what might be the most idiotic policy of all time in sports. I can't come up with anything, simple as that. I have never agreed with Major League Baseball's blackout rules, which I firmly believe are counterproductive. But I can at least listen to their explantation, and even if I think it's a terrible ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 3/7/16

Call it the copycat syndrome for lack of anything more imaginative. Regardless of how it's termed, no matter which sport we're talking about, what works for the champions is what other teams will frequently try to replicate as far as their game plans for success are concerned. With that in mind, I'm looking for smallball to be the rage this year in big ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 3/6/16

The first official bid for the 2016 NCAA Tournament was awarded Saturday afternoon. In the process, we've already got our first phenomenal storyline for this year's event. Austin Peay kicked Cinderella to the curb in the Ohio Valley Conference. That clock never did strike midnight for the #8 seeded Governors. Austin Peay pulled off the superfecta, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 3/5/16

It's the final monster Saturday of the college basketball season, at least as far as volume in concerned. So this will be the final late Friday evening where I skip the commentary and just go straight to the daily free play. My Friday produced a 1-2 result. All three games went the wrong way after good first halves, which has been a season-long tendency. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 3/4/16

No commentary today, but rather a brief outline of what will be happening here at my website. The cosmetic changes are obvious, and big thanks to my longtime pal Mike Funaro for taking care of everything. I'm pretty much a lamebrain when it comes to anything technical, but at least I'm smart enough to have realized that ages ago. In any case, the website ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 3/3/16

One of my constant sources of amusement is to read the reactions from bettors who obviously were on the wrong side of a bad melt. I'm referring to those who insist on crying "fix" anytime this happens. The latest example came late Wednesday evening on a west coast game. Washington was in complete control from start to finish against rival Washington ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 3/2/16

The verdict is in on Aroldis Chapman. The soon to be Yankees closer will sit out the first 30 games of the 2016 MLB season. Chapman got in trouble over an alleged domestic abuse incident. But the details of exactly what took place aren't completely known. We know the cops were called, we know a few particulars, but I'm not sure anyone other than Chapman ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 3/1/16

I try to avoid politics in this space, for what should be obvious reasons. I've definitely got my opinions, but I'm also running a business and my goal is not to alienate potential clients who might not feel the same way  I do on an issue or candidate. So unless it's something pertaining to my field, I'll usually avoid here. If I want to stick my two cents ... More