31 Results for month: 08/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 8/31/17

I'm cutting right to the chase in today's blog. I've found that once football starts, the readers of this blog primarily want plays rather than my views of what's happening in the sports world. So, I'll skip the commentary and get right to results, the obligatory promo and the daily comp. Wednesday was a 1-0 day for me, with a very easy Runs Line winner ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/30/17

I saw a Facebook post the other day from someone basically conducting an informal poll. Followers were asked to reveal the question or questions they're asked most often. I didn't get involved in that thread, as I thought it would make for a better entry here. So here are the two questions I get asked most frequently. Number one is a runaway. "Who's ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/29/17

Tuesday blogs during the football season will generally be very brief, with just the daily free play and not much else. But I do have one quick comment on the apparent decision by the CFL to not go along with the Hamilton Ti-Cats hire of former Baylor head coach Art Briles as an assistant. Good for them. ------------------ Back Wednesday with ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/28/17

Preseason NFL games don't matter. Except when they do. A great example of the when they do portion of that assessment was the finish of last night's game between the 49ers and Vikings. Minnesota had trailed the entire game until reserve QB Taylor Heinicke went into hero mode. Heinecke, the former Old Dominion star, put together a brilliant drive to get ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 8/27/17

The handle in Nevada will be close to $100 million. The estimated win for the books will be in the holy #$%^ neighborhood. The fight was better than many thought it would be. So this is for the pompous boxing snobs who did nothing but bitch about how this event shouldn't have been sanctioned. Mayweather-McGregor will never go into the annals as a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 8/26/17

The circus in town and it will culminate tonight in the center ring at The T. It's Mayweather vs. McGregor in what has become an extraordinary betting event. The dollars being wagered on this fight are incredible, and as previously noted, this is the most bizarre pattern I've seen in my roughly five decades of involvement in the gambling biz. A ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 8/25/17

Anyone with even a passing interest in the Saturday fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor is probably at least a little aware of the insane betting pattern that has been taking place. I've been around sports gambling for what seems like forever, and based on my age it's pretty close to that, huh? (That's known as preemptive ball busting, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 8/24/17

Its dress rehearsal week for most every team in the National Football League. This is the game where most coaches pinball install a game plan. That's opposed to the earlier action, which is more about evaluation than anything else. I'm going to curious to see if the change in roster cuts this season impacts how teams approach the second half of the games ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 8/23/17

I ended up with no action at all on Tuesday. I have a tendency to lower the baseball volume down the stretch for a variety of reasons. So blank days on the diamond won't be unusual from now until the playoffs get underway. That's certainly not the case in football. I've already taken positions on five college games, and a couple others are being strongly ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 8/22/17

The college grind continues, with the play count on games for both this weekend and next now up to five. I actually just added that fifth game moments ago. Long way to go before the results can be tallied, but for what it's worth, I am really starting to like the makeup of this initial 2017 college football card. Meanwhile, it's not like I'm ignoring MLB ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 8/21/17

My focus right now is mostly on college football. I'm spending plenty of hours each day gathering as much info as I can on as many teams as I can. I like to particularly dig in on the non-marquee teams from the smaller FBS conferences. I've long been of the belief that less publicized info is the most valuable type. The aim is obviously to uncover some good ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 8/20/17

Having watched football, baseball and even a bit of golf virtually the entire day, my eyes have had it for the night. So I'll plunge right ahead to the daily free play for Sunday. This one is an NFL Over/Under prop I played today. WASHINGTON REDSKINS UNDER 7.5 WINS This really isn't a huge knock on the Redskins. Place them in a different division and ... More