30 Results for month: 01/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/31/17

Mohamed Sanu is a smart man. Sanu, the talented Atlanta Falcons receiver, is reportedly the only Muslim player on either of the two teams in this year's Super Bowl. Naturally, one of the first things he was asked on Monday regarded his thoughts on President Trump's controversial temporary travel ban executive order issued over the weekend. Sanu ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/30/17

As of now, I have no plays for Monday. Couple of close calls, and market adjustments could change things during the day. But I did not make any play this evening for the Monday schedule. With that in mind, I had to make a decision. Do I go with a lean I'm not likely to bet on for the daily free play, or do I simply take the day off? I opted for the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/29/17

Boxing ran out of eyes to blacken forever ago. But that doesn't mean there aren't some phenomenal matchups on occasion. There was an absolute beauty on Saturday evening right here in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, as Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz, a pair of extremely talented 125 pound fighters, put on a great show for those in person as well the viewers on ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/28/17

The usual brief Friday evening blog, as my focus is on the always immense Saturday college basketball schedule. Looks like there are a handful of nice spots to try and take advantage of, so I expect to be grinding games all day long. Meanwhile, here's the free play for Saturday, and I would expect that anyone who viewed the first meeting between these ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/27/17

The soap opera with the Chicago Bulls continues. My Thursday blog was critical of both Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler for what amounted to throwing teammates under the proverbial bus. If you want to comprehend what my feelings are as far as that clubhouse violation is concerned, scroll back one day and read what I wrote. Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo has now ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/26/17

Times really have changed. If you want to accuse me of being too old to "get" this phenomenon, that's fine. But for my money, it's today's athletes and coaches who are the ones who don't get it. I'm referring to yet another post-game session where teammates were ripping other teammates publicly. This seems to happen almost every day with either a coach ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/25/17

Talk about a rough night for those living in the penthouse suites! The three highest ranked college basketball teams that were in action on Tuesday night, at least according to the polls, each got knocked off. Villanova blew a good sized lead in falling at Marquette. Kansas discovered how difficult it can be to win at Morgantown as they were beaten by West ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/14/17

Coaching isn't always about wins and losses. A good example of this thought played out last night in a game that went right to to the wire between Oklahoma and Texas. The scoreboard says the Longhorns won the game 84-83. But there wasn't much question about which coach was pushing the right buttons with the game on the line. I don't think there was any ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/23/17

"For a number of reasons, you in the stadium know how big this win was." Those were Robert Kraft's words, spoken on the dais, shortly after his New England Patriots wrapped up another conference championship and a trip to Houston for this year's Super Bowl. This was a not even a little bit subtle shot at NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. There's just no ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/22/17

If you're a college basketball fan, you're probably already aware of the clock snafu at the conclusion of the Saturday game between Georgia and Texas A&M. If you don't know what took place, do a search. I'll cut to the chase, which is how to resolve a mess such as this if and when it happens again. There's no perfect solution. The SEC officials got ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/20/17

I've got my usual abbreviated Friday evening blog, with my time being spent breaking down the enormous Saturday schedule. Off the work done to this point, it looks like a pretty deep card for me. In any event, I'll cut right to the chase (following a brief commercial interruption) and will get to the daily free play. The commercial is for my daily Pros ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/20/17

I would imagine we've all had moments like this. It's when I know I'm probably right about something, but hope like hell I'm wrong. I've felt that way about UNLV basketball for many years now. I said back around the turn of the century that Runnin' Rebel fans needed to lower their expectations for the program due to logistics, if nothing else. I knew I ... More