362 Results for year: 2017

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/1/18

First off, a Happy and healthy 2018 to everyone! Two quick takes coming out of the final week of the NFL regular season. One is that, even though I'm not a Buffalo Bills fan, I'm thrilled for those who are. There's a large contingent of Buffalo folks here in Las Vegas and they've had to endure cackles for what seems like an eternity. Regardless of ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/31/17

Times have definitely changed. That is clearly becoming the case with UNLV hoops. The Runnin' Rebels were Saturday night home losers to Boise State in their Mountain West season opener. The Rebels were nothing short of terrible in the second half. The half court offense was non-existent, the defense shoddy and as a result, the Broncos pulled away to a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/30/17

My usual brief late Friday blog, with a quick recap of the days activity, plus the Saturday free play. My Friday was terrific on the gridiron, with a 2-0-1 result. Wake Forest was the push as the Demon Deacons made things very difficult on themselves with a few peculiar coaching decisions helping to get Texas A&M back into a game they appeared out ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/29/17

I'm not sure how many, if any, of the national TV football analysts are talking about it. If they're not, I think they ought to be. I'm referring to this Sunday's NFL clash between the Rams and 49ers. There's not a chance anyone associated with the Rams is going to admit it publicly. But this team, at least from my vantage point, would derive a potenti... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/28/17

The setup for the rematch was already terrific. Now it's even better. The Patriots and Steelers are heading into the AFC playoffs with the top two seeds. If everything plays out according to form, it's going to be Pittsburgh at New England for the AFC title and a trip to Minnesota for the Super Bowl. Considering the controversy surrounding the finish ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 12/27/17

There was a football game last night between Kansas State and UCLA. As expected, although it certainly took longer than I thought it would, the Wildcats took over the game in a big way following a poor first half and dispatched the Bruins by a comfortable margin. But the real storyline of this game was the talk about new UCLA head coach Chip Kelly. I ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 12/26/17

Regular blog will return late Tuesday evening as my mini-vacation concludes. Meanwhile, here's a look at one of the Tuesday bowl battles, this one being the Heart of Dallas Bowl between West Virginia and Utah. This one won't make my personal card, but hopefully it will provide a little insight for those who might be looking for a little matinee action on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Christmas Day 2017

Brief holiday blog and here's to a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Santa was nice enough to show up early for me and left me a nice little 3-0 NFL package on Sunday. The Bengals, Chiefs and Cardinals all got home safely. I'm playing one of the holiday NFL games and I've also got a half unit call on one of the quartet of college basketball ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/24/17

I've been around sports my entire life, which now spans just a few weeks short of 65 years. I am not prone to over the top superlative assessments of anything. But I can say without reservation that what is taking place here in Las Vegas with the expansion Golden Knights NHL entry is the single most amazing thing I've ever witnessed in sports. Prior to ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/23/17

My usual late Friday blog, with just the daily free play for Saturday. Actually, in this case, there are two games as I've got brief previews and leans on two of today's bowls. I sent out a play on the Birmingham Bowl. The Armed Forces and Dollar General Bowls are inherently the opinion category. But as those have  been doing pretty well so far in this ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/22/17

Sports fans of all ages, but especially those of us more advanced in years, got some lousy news on Thursday evening. Dick Enberg, one of the truly all-time great broadcasters, passed away at the age of 82. The thing that always stood out to me about Dick Enberg is that everybody liked him, even though we might not have actually known him personally. He ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/21/17

Two down, six to go. Make that two way down. The first two schools to make their bowl appearances following a coaching change have not fared well, and that's truly an understatement. Oregon showed little energy in a Las Vegas Bowl loss to Boise State. SMU appeared to be about as unprepared as any bowl team in recent memory las night as the Mustangs were ... More