29 Results for month: 09/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 9/30/16

Adam Gase is only four games into his career as a National Football League head coach. So it's way too early to form any concrete assessments of his ability to get the job done. That said, I'm not especially impressed with what I've seen in his opening month at the helm. The season started in reasonably promising fashion for Miami. The Dolphins just ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 9/29/16

Here's this week's college football Wise Guy Report. This information is garnered via various sources, including books here in Nevada as well as offshore, plus selected underground stateside shops. Any commentary is compliments of my contacts. Note, as always, that these are not my personal selections or opinions, just information. 110 Washington is now ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 9/28/16

Days off are few and far between for people in my line of work. But save for the one hour of radio on Tuesday afternoon (The Las Vegas Sportsline, 2-3 PDT, ESPN Las Vegas) I was able to enjoy a day with zero action as I had no plays. So what did I do with all that spare time? Naturally, I watched a batch of baseball games. In any event, I'm not going to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 9/27/16

Sometimes things happen that just are out of the realm of logical explanation. That's the only way I can describe what took place on Monday night in Miami as the Marlins played host to the Mets. This was obviously a very tough last couple of days for all of baseball, but particularly the Marlins in the aftermath of the Jose Fernandez tragedy. I'm still ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 9/26/16

Monday is usually college football recap day but that has to go on hold this week. The world lost a giant on Sunday, and I'd be remiss if I didn't express my thoughts on the passing of Arnold Palmer. I won't even try to eulogize The King, as that's better left to those who actually knew the man. But I'll reflect on a couple of aspects of his life, as ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 9/25/16

I'll do the usual Monday recap of numerous college games, but a brief word about the local entry seems necessary today. UNLV lost in overtime to Idaho on Saturday and while a 33-30 defeat doesn't appear to be the worst thing in the world for a program used to mostly losing, this one was pretty depressing. Bluntly stated, Idaho is a bad program. The ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 9/24/16

It's going to be an action packed Saturday for this observer, as it's an unusually deep card for me in the colleges. I've got 11 plays on the gridiron altogether, along with one baseball play. The work has been put in, and now it's just sit back and wait to see what happens. As for the NFL, I've played two games so far, and one of those will be posted ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 9/23/16

My Thursday was quiet with just a single baseball play. That was a winner on the Brewers, and I'll similarly have just one Friday wager. This will also be a F5 play. Call it the calm before the storm, as the Saturday college card will be the largest I've had in awhile in terms of volume. One of the free plays posted here this week is on the card, and here's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 9/22/16

It's Weekly Wise Guy Report day. Here's the rundown on the college games drawing sharp dollars so far this week. Info is garnered from various sources in Nevada, at offshore books plus stateside underground shops. Any commentary is via my contacts. 306 SMU is attracting some decent action for the Friday night clash with TCU. The Horned Frogs are not ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 9/21/16

Since I already established Mike Trout as my choice to be named American League Most Valuable Player, I'll jump the gun by a few days on the other awards as well. Here's my rundown for the 2016 winners. AL MVP: Mike Trout, Angels NL MVP: Kris Bryant, Cubs AL Cy Young: Rick Porcello, Red Sox NL Cy Young: Jon Lester, Cubs AL Rookie of the Year: ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 9/20/16

I already know I'm probably backing the wrong horse here. But I feel very comfortable in making this case for one of the major awards in baseball, and I'll sum up my reasoning in a couple of paragraphs. Feel free to argue the point, but know in advance I won't budge off my opinion. I don't have a vote that counts, but my choice for American League Most ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 9/19/16

Here's the Monday rundown of some of the misleading final scores from the past week's college football games. I've also got a few other notes from games that didn't fall into that category but feel are worth mentioning. Boston College was completely overwhelmed at Virginia Tech. The first thought while watching this carnage was that the staunch BC ... More