30 Results for month: 09/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 9/30/17

Here's one I think I got right. When BYU decided to go the independent route in football a few years back, I predicted the program would suffer a downturn. There isn't much question that's the case, as the current edition of the Cougars is not very good and i don't see this as a fluke. My reasoning was simple. BYU is not Notre Dame. Never have been, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 9/29/17

There's still a bit of suspense as we head to the regular season finish line in baseball. The Indians are one game ahead of the Astros for the best record in the American League, so home field is on the line for the AL playoffs. The Dodgers are now at 102 wins, so they're a couple of games up on the Tribe for the best overall record. The AL East will ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 9/28/17

One would have to be incredibly naive to have any belief that big time college sports aren't tainted. It's not like anyone can reasonably think there isn't stuff taking place that falls well outside the realm of what's acceptable by the rules. I've always just shrugged my shoulders at this concept of student-athletes at the big time level, as that term is ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 9/27/17

Ultra-brief blog today as Wednesday is my "long" day in terms of shooting videos for the coming weekend. Be sure to check out the new "Proline" as well as my segments for Wagertalk, as they should be available sometime Wednesday afternoon or evening. So this is a straight cut to the chase edition with just the daily free play. BRAVES at METS Take: ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 9/26/17

Apology not accepted. Sorry, but the individual (assuming there is one) responsible for one of the more disgusting decisions in recent memory needs to be suspended or fired. The Houston Texans and New England Patriots went up and down the field on an unseasonably hot September Sunday in Foxboro. The temperature throughout the game was well into the 80's. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 9/25/17

Sunday was obviously a day filled with controversy as far as the NFL is concerned. Everyone has their own view on what took place as far as the Anthem is concerned. Since I don't anticipate anyone particularly cares what I think on the topic, I'll just focus on what took place on the field. As far as that goes, this was one memorable Sunday. There were some ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 9/24/17

Abbreviated blog tonight as I'm about all-in from watching and charting college football all day long. As for results, the day started off gangbusters and petered out in the evening. Hawaii +7 -125 will decide whether it's a small gain or loss for the day in football. The lean list I sent out did well again. Couple of tough losses on the main card and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 9/23/17

It's the end of an era. And a lengthy one at that. Boise State has clearly been a program in decline for a little bit now. The glory days of the Broncos being that non-power conference entry that could rumble with the big boys every season were already done. But last night signaled a low point for Boise State football that hasn't been experienced in what ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 9/22/17

I'll hold off on offering an opinion on this one. Better to wait and examine the available information, and try to reach a rational conclusion. But in case you missed it, a big story broke yesterday regarding the condition of the brain of the late Aaron Hernandez. I'm providing a link to the story at espn.com. The only thing I'll say for now is that it ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 9/21/17

Enough. Major League Baseball needs to get those protective nets in place, and they need to do it now. In case you missed it, a little girl got hit with a vicious line drive at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. If the protective nets are in place, this toddler is home with her parents right now. Instead, she's in the hospital and we all have to hope she pulls ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 9/20/17

There has been widespread speculation that an NFL work stoppage could be a reality once the current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires in 2021. Just my two cents, but with the unanimous reelection of DeMaurice Smith as the Executive Director of the NFLPA, I think the chances of that potential stoppage actually taking place are now a bit more remote. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 9/19/17

Loose lips sink ships. That's an old axiom evidently not adhered to by New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo. McAdoo put the blame squarely on the shoulders of QB Eli Manning for derailing a key third quarter drive as the Giants were trying to rally on Monday night against the Detroit Lions. The head coach called it "sloppy quarterback play" when ... More