32 Results for month: 05/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/1/16

I've always liked people who speak their minds. I might not always agree with the train of thought expressed, but I'm rather know what's on an individual's mind rather than speculate one way or the other. Jim Harbaugh is definitely in the camp that doesn't hold back, and that makes him a really interesting guy. No question the Michigan coach can be ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5-31-16

It's the final day of the month, which means it's time to update my season to date award winners in each league, as well as Players/Pitchers of the Month. AL Player of the Month: Jackie Bradley, Jr., Red Sox NL Player of the Month: Marcell Ozuna, Marlins AL Pitcher of the Month: Rich Hill, Athletics NL Pitcher of the Month: Clayton Kershaw, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5-30-16

Happy Memorial Day to all. Take a moment to pause and remember those who put their lives on the line to serve their country. Most of us have been touched by war in some fashion. The movies might glorify things and make it seem like an exciting and glorious endeavor, but it's not. I'd love to see a day where this insanity stops, but the reality is that will ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5-29-16

I was planning to write about how incredibly bad several baseball bullpens were on Saturday. But then that basketball game happened. I guess it depends on your individual perspective, as I've seen plenty of tweets about how the Oklahoma City Thunder blew the game and very possibly the series against the Golden State Warriors. I'm on the other side, as ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5-28-16

It's Memorial Day weekend, which is annually when I put together my initial power ratings for the next college football season. Therefore the commentary here will be pretty light for the next few days. But there are no days off as far as the free plays are concerned, so those will continue, even if the soapbox is getting at least some partial time off. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5-27-16

Art Briles is out as the head football coach at Baylor University. Kenneth Starr is out as the president at Baylor University. Several other athletic department employees are no longer going to be working at Baylor University. Predictably, some Baylor fans are outraged, not at the blatant lack of action on the part of the university, but because the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5-26-16

Year after year, the NHL pre-season conversation about which teams had the best chance to skate away with the Stanley Cup included the San Jose Sharks. There wasn't much not to like about the Sharks. It seemed all the elements were in place for the team to make a prolonged post-season run. But season after season, the Sharks teased, but never produced when ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5-25-16

Social media has its pros and cons, to be sure. The upside is obvious. Information gets disseminated in the blink of an eye, and that can be of value no matter what an individual's particular interest might be. The downside is that is that the various platforms can also be used by people whose thoughts are probably better left to themselves. But at the same ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5-24-16

Dahntay Jones served a one-game suspension and got fined a few dollars for his actions in Game Three between the Cavaliers and Raptors. Draymond Green will have to fork over five figures but managed to avoid being suspended after his bad behavior in Game Three between the Warriors and Thunder. This piece isn't about whether either, neither or each of the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5-23-16

I'm not big on waxing nostalgic about the good old days. I'll frequently reference something from the distant past, but that's more for amusement than anything else. However, every once in a while, I'll see something take place that lets me know in no uncertain terms that 2016 sure isn't 1967. I used the year 1967 specifically, as it relates to something ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5-22-16

I'll take one of my rare days off as far as the commentary goes. Just a quick Saturday recap and the Sunday free play. Normal ranting resumes on Monday. I lost both of my Saturday baseball plays, but nailed the Preakness with Exaggerator, so managed a profit for the day. Nothing dramatic, but a win is a win. Here's the Sunday comp. RAYS (Archer)  at ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5-21-16

For anyone setting a price on whether the Raiders end up moving to Las Vegas, here's a good piece of advice. Lower the odds. I'm not saying the Las Vegas Raiders are a sure thing, because they're not. No shovels in the ground yet for a new stadium no guarantee that happens. But with no opposition from Jerry Jones and now stated support from Robert ... More