32 Results for month: 12/2016

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/1/17

It's time to celebrate the start of will hopefully be a wonderful 2017 for everyone. Personally, I'm looking forward to ringing out the old and ringing in the new with some friends, so I'll make this a very quick edition. Better to get this out now as I am quite sure I won't want to later! Back with a more detailed blog on Monday. Meanwhile, here's my ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/31/16

It's the usual abbreviated Saturday blog. 131 basketball games, plus four bowls, plus 11 NHL matchups. When all is said and done, I'll only be involved in a small percentage of the games, but the work still has to be done on all of them. No time for anything other than a quick recap and the daily free play. Friday was okay. 3-0 in college basketball, 0-2 ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/30/16

I want to see a new rule put into college football. This will apply to officials. I'm not being sarcastic with this proposal, I'm totally serious. In a nutshell, I want a rule that restricts officials to a specific time limit when it comes to issuing a decision. In other words, a defined amount of time with a clock that begins at the completion of any ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/29/16

I'm thrilled to report that things worked out just the way I hoped they would. When Tulsa failed to get the job done on my most heavily promoted regular season college football game, I was not a happy camper. I still can't really figure out why the Golden Hurricane played as poorly as they did early on in that game with Cincinnati. Tulsa eventually ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 12/28/16

The dogs are running wild in the bowl games this season, including a perfect 4-0 against the spread on Tuesday. The only favorite to win outright was Army, and truth be told, the Cadets did almost everything they could to lose a game they probably should have taken without much trouble. Here are some quick thoughts on what took place yesterday and why. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 12/27/16

College basketball conference play gets rolling tonight with a handful of league games. It's not yet center stage time for this sport as the main focus right now remains on the NFL regular season windup plus this weekend's college football playoff games. But if you're a college hoop fan, tonight really signals the start of the real season. Here's one bit ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 12/26/16

I'm taking a few days off from blogging, but the daily free plays will still be here, so make sure to check in! Regular blogs will resume on Tuesday. Merry Christmas to all, and here's my Monday free play (analysis will also return on Tuesday). QUICK LANE BOWL 231 MARYLAND vs. 232 BOSTON COLLEGE TAKE: BOSTON COLLEGE +2 Note this is NOT on my ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/25/16

I'm taking a few days off from blogging, but the daily free plays will still be here, so make sure to check in! Regular blogs will resume on Tuesday. Merry Christmas to all, and here's my Saturday free play (analysis will also return on Tuesday). Nice job by the Packers as the Saturday free play. Here's today's comp. 127 RAVENS at 128 STEELERS ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/24/16

I'll be taking a few days off from blogging, but the daily free plays will still be here, so make sure to check in! Regular blogs will resume on Tuesday. Merry Christmas to all, and here's my Saturday free play (analysis will also return on Tuesday). 111 VIKINGS at 112 PACKERS Take: PACKERS -6.5     More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/23/16

I'm a Red Sox fan, so I guess I'm supposed to hate it. But I'm also a baseball fan, so I actually love it. I want every team to compete. I've never bought into the small market baloney, with only a couple of what I believe are unique exceptions. My argument is based on the enormous revenue stream that benefits all 30 big league franchises. While the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/22/16

Two quick takes on a pair of trending topics. Grayson Allen can be as contrite as he wants, but the Duke basketball star is very simply a dirty player at this point. His post-game apology following the latest tripping incident sounded sincere. But at some point there have to be consequences for actions. The consensus seems to be that Allen needs to be ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 12/21/16

I'm reading and hearing lots of complaints from the college football talking heads. They aren't happy at all with the decision being made by a few star players to pass on playing in their team's bowl games to try and ready themselves for what they hope will be a professional career. Ir's pretty much what one would expect. The players owes it to his ... More