33 Results for month: 10/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 11/1/16

Cam Newton is unhappy. The star QB of the defending NFC champion Panthers has now stated that he's not feeling safe at times. Newton is tired of what he deems cheap shots and is even planning to file a grievance with the league because "enough is enough". Guess what, Cam. I don't doubt you're getting special treatment from opposing defenders. That's what ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 10/31/16

First and goal at the two-yard line and the team with the football has the league leader in touchdowns in the backfield. Four shots at the end zone and he never touches the football. Fourth down at the opposition 36 yard line following a poor play call and execution on third and eight that resulted in a six-yard loss. But you're up 7 and your field goal ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 10/30/16

The magic number is now one. The Cleveland Indians need just one victory over the next three games to celebrate their first World Series championship since 1948. That also means the Chicago Cubs are one loss away from extending the streak to end all streaks. By no means am I counting the Cubs out just yet. They're certainly on the canvas right now. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 10/29/16

It's the usual brief late Friday/early Saturday edition, with a quick recap, the obligatory plug and the daily free play. The recap is simple enough. My only Friday plays were in the NBA, and they split. As for today, I have one NBA game, and seven selections in college football, with Pitt already in the win column from Thursday evening. Here's the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 10/28/16

Just in case you missed it, there was an incident involving an over the top fan and an NBA player on Wednesday evening. Oklahoma City opened the regular season by earning a 103-97 win at Philadelphia. One fan who was not present at the finish, at least in terms of being in his assigned seat, was Dr. Richard C. Harkaway. The Philadelphia-based urologist ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 10/27/16

Here's this week's rundown of where the sharp money is showing in college football. Info is garnered via sources in Nevada, as well as offshore books plus stateside underground stores. Any comments or observations are courtesy of my contacts. 110 Georgia Southern has attracted the sharper dollars in tonight's game against Appalachian State. 136 TCU ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 10/27/16

Sorry for the lateness, but couldn't be helped. Today's blog, including the Weekly Wise Guy Reports, should be published by about noon Pacific time. More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 10/26/16

The NBA season is exactly one day old, and that's all it took for me to be reminded that basketball is the most frustrating sport for me from a betting perspective. That's not to say it can't be profitable, but the aggravation factor in this sport is undeniable. I played one game on opening night, opting to take the points with the Utah Jazz. The Jazz ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 10/25/16

I'm always reluctant to make longterm assessments off a relative small sample. But sometimes the evidence is pretty overwhelming. That's the case with Texans QB Brock Osweiler. It's still early, and I'm not ruling out the possibility of substantial improvement down the road. But let's say the early returns are more than a little bit discouraging. Oswei... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 10/24/16

That was downright weird. I'm referring to the bizarre 6-6 Sunday night overtime tie between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals. Obviously, that can be said to some extent about any NFL game that ends in a stalemate following 75 minutes. But this game went well beyond that. Without going into all the gory details, at least from one team's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 10/23/16

Darrell Hazell lost his head coaching job at Purdue earlier this week. Yes, it's getting to be that time of the season when certain seats get very warm. Here's a rundown of the ten coaches I feel are in the most trouble as we round the bend and head toward the regular season homestretch. Note these are in no particular order of preference. Ron Caragher, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 10/22/16

The usual abbreviated late Friday/early Saturday blog. I'll be zeroed in on college football from morning till night. Probably pretty late night, actually. So no editorializing in this edition, just the quick Friday recap and the daily free play. I won a little on Friday, as Temple got there as a half unit play and I ended up pushing Oregon in double ... More