31 Results for month: 08/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 9/1/16

Here we go! California and Hawaii got the college football season underway last weekend in Australia, but this is the real opening night of the season. I'll be doing my weekly "wise guy reports" on Thursday (actually late Wednesday evening) of each week, so here's the first installment for this season. The info is garnered from various sources on the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/31/16

Abbreviated edition today, as I've got an early shoot on Wednesday and would rather not be yawning throughout. Tough gettin' old, huh? I'll only be on one baseball game today, but I put in four plays for Thursday on the NFLx Week 4 curtain closer. One of those is here as the daily free play. BRONCOS at CARDINALS Take: BRONCOS +4 Paxton Lynch ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/30/16

Don't chisel this in granite, as I've been known to change my mind from time to time. But I think this is likely going to be the schedule for what will be appearing in this space now that the college football season is underway. The tentative weekly schedule should look like this. Monday: Review of the previous week's misleading final scores. I've always ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/29/16

Once again, the Red Sox bullpen was a dumpster fire on Sunday night. If this team misses the playoffs, one needs to look no further than the front office's failure to properly address what has been the most obvious deficiency on this roster. I've been beating the drum for a few weeks now about an in-house move that I honestly believe would go a long way ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 8/28/16

And that pretty much settles that. Trevor Siemian likely closed the competition for the QB1 role with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on Saturday evening. It's not like Siemian is ready to be mentioned among the league's elite signal callers, but he done enough to win the job over veteran Mark Sanchez and rookie Paxton Lynch. The next question is ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 8/27/16

Short and sweet tonight, as it was a long, but highly enjoyable day and night at the Westgate LV, home of the world famous LV Superbook. This is Supercontest weekend, with a huge football seminar taking place on Friday evening that I was again thrilled to be a part of. The annual golf tournament is this afternoon at the legendary LVCC. Jay Kornegay and his ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/26/16

Let the debating begin! No, I'm not referring to Clinton/Trump, this is about the proposed new stadium that would serve as the future home for the NFL franchise that would be known as the Las Vegas Raiders. The naysayers are rolling out the expected objections. Let the billionaires build it, why should "we" foot the bill for any dollars at all when ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 8/25/16

The lead story at espn.com as I'm writing today's blog centers on daily fantasy sports industry, which has apparently fallen upon some very hard times. This is great reading for anyone who has found the DFS topic to be even remotely interesting, so I've included the links here. http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/17374929/otl-investigates-implo... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/24/16

I don't think anyone will ever dispute the assessment that I'm a huge baseball fan. I absolutely love the game, always have, always will. I'm the nitwit who stays up till ridiculous hours in March to watch tape delayed exhibition games on MLB Network. I track prospects that are at the lower minor league levels for no particular reason other than curiosity. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/23/16

It appears as though the longstanding feud between former Mets teammates Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry is on once again. The latest volley started when Gooden  was a no-show for a scheduled joint appearance with Strawberry. Evidently piqued by this, Strawberry decided to tell a New York Daily News reporter that Gooden was a "complete junkie-ad... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/22/16

No commentary today, just a quick Sunday recap and the Monday free play. Actually, there's not much to recap as far as Sunday was concerned. I got involved with only one game and stated simply, ran into Jhoulys Chacin on the wrong day. The Angels righty had been nothing short of horrendous for a very lengthy period, but he commanded his breaking ball really ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 8/21/16

Wow, what a fight! Conor McGregor found a way to survive in an absolute war with Nate Diaz on Saturday night. McGregor earned a majority decision (48-47 twice, 47-47) in a true thriller that took place here in Las Vegas. I certainly don't claim to be any kind of expert when it comes to MMA. I would fall into the casual fan category, and I don't even ... More