31 Results for month: 08/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 8/20/16

The Dallas Cowboys enjoyed quite a coming out party in their first exhibition home game on Friday night. Tony Romo and Dak Prescott did pretty much whatever they wanted as the 'Boys romped to a lopsided 41-14 win over a badly overmatched Miami squad. It might not have counted in the standings, but Dallas fans have to be euphoric at what they witnessed. The ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/19/16

I made a case a couple of days ago as to why I think the Boston Red Sox should make a bold move. My suggestion is that they dig all the way down to Hi-A Salem, the current residence of hot prospect Michael Kopech, and call up the rocket launching righty for work in short relief helping to set up closer Craig Kimbrel. If you want to read the full text, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 7/18/16

Week Two of the NFL pre-season kicks off tonight, and as is now always the case, there's loads of material to sift through regarding each and every team. Much of what's written or talked about on videos and podcasts is extraneous and of little value other than entertainment. But if you're willing to sift through what's available, some occasional gems are ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/17/16

It's not exactly a secret that the Red Sox have some serious bullpen issues. The Bosox did manage to hold the Orioles off the scoreboard late on Tuesday evening as they pulled out a critical 5-3 decision. But that was after the Boston arson squad had failed to protect a 3-0 lead. Maybe, just maybe, it's time for Red Sox management to make a bold move that ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/16/16

There's questionable judgment, and then there's just downright dopey. File this one in the latter category. An employee of the Chicago Cubs is now an ex-employee of the Chicago Cubs. I'm not big on canning people for a gaffe, but this was kind of a beauty. Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth inning of Sunday evening's game against the Cardinals. This ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/15/16

I know I preach this all the time, but with the start of another college football season now just around the bend, I'll do it again. If you haven't yet bookmarked the sites that offer the best local coverage for as many FBS teams as possible, you're simply missing the boat. It really doesn't matter what your methodology for 'capping the games happens to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 8/14/16

I'm passing on the commentary today, but there's never passing when it comes to the daily free plays. Those did nicely on Saturday, with the Reds getting the job done on the diamond, while the Rams -3.5 was pretty much a miracle NFLx winner. On the one hand, that was obviously a very fortunate winner as the Rams pulled off a huge comeback. But at the same ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 8/13/16

I'm not particularly into the Olympic Games, and I think anyone who has heard me over the years knows I'm not a soccer fan. But I know enough about the sport to understand that the US Women's team losing to Sweden and getting kayoed from the event in the process was a big surprise. Evidently the Americans dominated the game but ended up on the short end ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/12/16

Is the axe about to fall on Terry Collins? The Mets manager now falls into the beleaguered category, and his post-game diatribe following a truly ugly Thursday loss against the lowly Diamondbacks sounded to me like a guy who realizes he's teetering on the edge of the plank. I'm not assigning all the blame to Collins for the Mets now being just a .500 ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 8/11/16

There are times when major league baseball managers make moves that just aren't smart. I'm not referring to strategic maneuvers that might not work out for one reason or another. I don't even consider those to be mistakes. But when it's something that is just plain dumb, that's a different story. Today is Steven Wright's turn in the Red Sox rotation. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/10/16

Why? Now that we're approaching the start of another football season, that's the question I'll be asking more than any other on a regular basis. One thing I learned a long, long time ago is that the final score of a football game doesn't really tell much of the story. I want to try to find out why each game went the way it did. The reason I bring ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/9/16

Quick entry this time, as I'm working on my first set of college football releases for the opening week of the season later this month. I should have 3-4 plays set by this afternoon, but meanwhile, my focus is there and I'm passing on editorializing tonight. But, as always there's a daily free play and here it is! TIGERS (Norris) at MARINERS (LeBlanc) ... More