31 Results for month: 06/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/19/17

No one will know the true winner of the big pre-draft NBA deal between the Celtics and 76ers for some time. But it's fun to speculate on who will come out on top. The general consensus is that there isn't that much separation between the top four projected picks in this year's draft class. If that turns out to be an accurate assessment, this will end up ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/18/17

Congratulations to Andre Ward. His rematch with Sergey Kovalev ended in the eight round via TKO. A low blow by Ward didn't hurt the cause, but Kovalev was fading, just as he did in the first matchup between these two. Earlier this week on The Las Vegas Sportsline (weekdays 2-3PDT, ESPN Las Vegas) I made mention of what I feel is a stamina issue for ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/17/17

The NBA season was a colossal bore for many fans. The Warriors and Cavaliers were heavy favorites to meet in the Finals again, and that's exactly what happened. The playoffs offered very little in the way of meaningful suspense. The good news is there is some tension building in terms of what the Boston Celtics are going to do with the number one overall ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/16/17

One of my quick blogs tonight, with a brief recap of the prior day's results, the daily plug for the consulting service and the Friday free play. My Thursday was a mundane 1-2. No complaints as the two losers were simply wrong sides. I like my chances of snaring a nice profit tonight, as I've already played two games and might be adding a couple more ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/15/17

The Washington Nationals need bullpen help. Everyone know this is the case. If the Nats can't fix the pen, they're not going to get to the World Series, simple as that. But that relief corps repair isn't going to be easy. Unlike 2016, when there were some really good proven arms available at the trade deadline, the pickings are looking mighty slim in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 6/14/17

There are times when I am simply dumbfounded by what seem to be blatantly awful decisions no big league manager should ever make. A classic example of this occurred in the Tuesday night game between the Orioles and White Sox. Baltimore had squandered several good scoring chances early, but found themselves trailing only 2-1 heading to the bottom of the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 6/13/17

Close the books on the "winter" sports, which somehow don't conclude till almost the start of summer. Man, those are long seasons. Congrats to the Penguins and Warriors, your NHL and NBA champs. The NBA title series was a foregone conclusion before the season started. The Warriors are an all-time great team, there's just no doubt about it. I don't ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 6/12/17

Rack it. The Pittsburgh Penguins are NHL Stanley Cup champs for the second straight season. But I can't blame Nashville fans for having a bad taste in their collective mouths right now. Simply stated, the Predators should have been ahead 1-0 in this game but a quick whistle denied them that crucial second period score. There isn't any question the goal ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 6/11/17

Well, that's good news. I was watching last night's Marlins-Pirates game when Giancarlo Stanton got drilled on the hand by a 95 MPH heater. I'm sure others viewing the game has the exact same reaction when the HBP took place. Oh no, not again. Stanton has had some really tough injury luck since arriving in the majors. That includes a prior hit by pitch ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 6/10/17

Can someone explain to me why so many big leaguers simply ignore the third base coach and run through stop signs? This drives me nuts. Why do they think they know more than the guy who has the best angle to make the decision. And besides, that's a big part of his job. Granted, there are occasions where the player gets it right and scores when the coach ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/9/17

I just finished reading a piece about how no possibility of a Triple Crown at this year's Belmont Stakes has dramatically reduced interest in the race. Duh. I think we all knew that already. Unfortunately for fans of the Sport of Kings, horse racing has largely become a few big events and not much else. The proof of that statement is illustrated here. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 6/8/17

One of the hot topics vert the last couple of days has been whether this Golden State Warriors team is the best squad of all time. I don't know how to compare teams from different generations. All I can do is size them up against the competition they actually face. As far as that goes, good luck trying to make a case that any NBA team has ever been ... More