30 Results for month: 01/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/7/17

My usual abbreviated late Friday night blog, as time well spent for me will be working on the massive Saturday college hoop schedule. My Friday ended up 2-2, with splits in both the colleges and the NBA. I thought I was in good shape for 3-1 until the Warriors decided to call it a night after the third quarter. That final 12 minutes plus the five in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/6/17

It looks as though Minnesota is scoring the ultimate college football rising star to be the new head coach of their program. P.J. Fleck is reportedly about to sign on the dotted line as I'm writing this piece. If this is indeed the case, it's pop the champagne corks for the Golden Gophers. Fleck is a dynamic coach with a great personality and the job he ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/5/17

Don't do it, P.J. Western Michigan head football coach P.J. Fleck is about the hottest coach on the rise candidate in the game right now. Every time a power conference job opens up, Fleck's name is immediately brought up. Sure enough, the controversial firing of Tracy Claeys at Minnesota has spiked rumors that Fleck is the frontrunner to take over the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/4/16

Kansas has a terrific basketball team. The Jayhawks aren't perfect by any means, but they're one of the best squads in the country. One thing that's sure is that Kansas doesn't need to be playing under a different set of rules than its opponents. That's why there's such an uproar over the ridiculous finish in Tuesday's game between the Jayhawks and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/3/17

I never like ending up on the wrong side of a final score. But I'm also a fan in addition to being a handicapper, and regardless of the spread result, the Rose Bowl game between USC and Penn State was beyond phenomenal and a thrill to watch. This was an amazing game. The Trojans had the Nittany Lions on the ropes early and I suppose one could make a case ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/2/17

Ronda Rousey is taking a beating. I'm not just talking about what took place in the UFC octagon on Friday night. The pounding she took from Amanda Nunes has already paled in comparison to the annihilation she's absorbing on social media. I've always thought of myself as a somewhat cynical guy. At the very least, I'm sarcastic as hell. And I'll admit that ... More