362 Results for year: 2016

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 12/20/16

I'm of the belief that once a former coach has been gone from the sidelines for a lengthy period, he's probably not going back. Hey, being a broadcast analyst means less stress, a good paycheck, and it sure seems like a terrific job. But there are always exceptions, and the Jon Gruden to the Rams rumors might have just have some legs. Here's the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 12/19/16

I don't know whether or not this is a positive trait, but I've always looked upon admitting stupidity as more of a plus than a minus. Note that I'm not referring to anyone other than myself in making this assessment. I split my NFL card on Sunday, so it's not like it was a terrible day, and it could have been a very nice result had that supposedly ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/18/16

This sure won't qualify as stunning news, but it appears as though the Buffalo Bills are about to begin another head coaching search. Reports from some key NFL insiders indicate that Rex Ryan will be pink slipped once these last few regular season games are completed. I don't see how anyone can be surprised by this news as the Bills are going to miss the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/17/16

Short and sweet, the usual late Friday abridged blog. Friday night's plays went 2-1, with all three wagers going right to the wire. Got unlucky on one, lucky on the other two. I wouldn't mind maintaining that percentage on a daily basis. The one loser was the daily free play on Drexel. Generally speaking, taking +5.5 in a game that's tied with two ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/16/16

Craig Sager's tremendous effort to beat cancer came to a close yesterday. But the immensely popular king of the sideline reporters certainly showed fans everywhere what a fighter he was throughout the arduous battle. I think it's fair to offer that his fan base multiplied several times over the past couple of years. Sager was once mostly known for the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/15/16

An earlier than usual blog post as I know I'm not going to be able to get to this later, and I sure have no desire to get up at the crack of dawn to write. I played only two games on Wednesday evening and split 'em, with Ohio University disappointing, while Southern Illinois delivered the win and cover. Quick promos: For those who want to hear what I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 12/14/16

Richard Sherman is not a bashful guy. Like him or not, Sherman is a very candid individual who is most definitely not afraid to speak his mind. The fact he's clearly very intelligent usually means a great take, and the Seattle Seahawks cornerback didn't disappoint with his latest comments. The full story was filed by ESPN writer Sheil Kapadia and can be ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 12/13/16

When I sat down to write the Monday blog, I had no idea that Jeff Fisher would suddenly get canned as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams. The piece was definitely not favorable to Fisher, and I made a point of mentioning my confusion over why his contract had been extended given the results over the past several years. But I certainly didn't foresee ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 12/12/16

The Los Angeles Rams have a multitude of problems, and they're not all the fault of Jeff Fisher. There's only so much any coach can do with a roster that is simply limited in terms of overall talent. But when any team just goes through the motions, that's right at the doorstep of the head coach. The Rams were beyond awful on Sunday in a humiliating home ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/11/16

No commentary today, just a quick recap of Saturday, the obligatory promo and the daily free play. The comp selection will be my favorite bowl play. The reason I decided to publish the big bowl play here is simple enough. I felt terrible about an awful decision to use Tulsa as my top regular season play in a game the Golden Hurricane managed to win, but ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/10/16

As usual, the abbreviated late Friday/early Saturday blog. Basically, this is a ten-minute break from my college basketball breakdowns, as the effort to zero in on the day's best investment opportunities continues. So far, I've got four games I'm playing and will likely add a couple more before closing it down for the night. Quick plugs: The Bowl Package ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/9/16

The college football coaching carousel is still in motion. And now there's a new twist, one I'm hoping will take flight with other schools as well. The University of Houston has not yet settled on its new head coach, although the school appears to have narrowed the field to four choices. It really doesn't matter which applicant they hire, however, at ... More