32 Results for month: 10/2017

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 11/1/17

Welcome to Game Seven. For me, this is the most sacred event in all of sports. I don't think anything can match the sheer drama of a World Series winner take all one game setting. Add in the fact this Astros-Dodgers battle has been one of the most entertaining duels I've ever witnessed and tonight's finale looms as a true classic. As for Game Six, chalk ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 10/31/17

I think I have a case of jet lag. That's a bit strange as I haven't even seen a plane recently, and the most miles I've logged in the last 48 hours was driving to Sunset Station on Monday afternoon. So how it this possible? Blame it on that Sunday marathon between the Dodgers and Astros. There was zero chance I was missing any of that epic. Enter the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 10/30/17

Truly amazing! That's about the most accurate description I can come up with for what I witnessed on Sunday evening as Game Five of the World Series took place in Houston. This was very possibly the most entertaining baseball game I've ever seen. The Dodgers looked like a cinch early on as they staked Clayton Kershaw to a substantial 4-0 lead. But the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 10/29/17

I've been handicapping sports for several decades. That said, there's rarely a day that goes by when I don't second guess myself for something I did or didn't do. That's the nature of this beast. It's like golf in a way. No matter how well you might play in any particular round, there's inevitably going to be something you'll feel you should have done ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 10/28/17

This will be the abbreviated edition of the blog as Friday nights are mostly spent trying to garner any available late info on the Saturday college games. Quick reminder that the two month for one special offer will be expiring on Tuesday. I'll have something new available at that time. But this offer includes all plays in all sports for two full months ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 10/27/17

The Baltimore Ravens blew out the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. The final score was 40-0 and while the last two TD's made the game ridiculously lopsided on the scoreboard, it's not like this game was ever competitive. But the big story coming out of this game was the vicious hit on Ravens QB Joe Flacco, administered by Kiko Alonso. This was a dirty ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 10/26/17

I'm a seamhead. That's a term used to describe someone who is pretty much addicted to baseball. I'm actually not ashamed to admit that when March 2018 rolls around, I'll be in front of the TV watching taped replays of exhibition games. But you sure don't have to be a seamhead to be locked into this 2017 World Series. The game last night between the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 10/25/17

The atmosphere is electric, and the results are beyond incredible. I've been following sports for what is now roughly six decades. I've never seen anything close to what is taking place with the brand new NHL team that calls Las Vegas home. As a fan, the maiden voyage of the Vegas Golden Knights is turning into the ultimate joy ride. 7-1 out of the gate ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 10/24/17

Martavis Bryant is a lousy teammate. The Pittsburgh Steelers wideout has all kinds of talent. He has a chance to be a truly elite NFL receiver. But I don't think I'd want him on my team with his attitude issues. I have a feeling the Steelers are starting to feel the same way. This is a team with designs on reaching the Super Bowl, and the last thing they ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 10/23/17

Random takeaways from Sunday's NFL results: Tennessee is now 4-3 and tied for first place in the AFC South. I don't know anyone who's impressed. The Jaguars have a legit defense. If QB Blake Bortles can simply be a good game manager, the Jags can play in January. The Bengals offensive line is still awful. Pittsburgh tore that unit apart in the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 10/22/17

Assorted random thoughts following a very long day of college football and NHL viewing. Lane Kiffin might not win any popularity contests, but he's doing some really good work at Florida Atlantic. The Owls went for more than 800 yards of offense as they obliterated North Texas. Eastern Michigan has now lost five straight very close games. Can't help ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 10/21/17

This will be one of the abbreviated blogs as I'm pretty much just taking a break from the Saturday game breakdowns to write it. My Friday was as quiet as it gets, as I ended up playing nothing. So I've still got the momentum from Thursday's little sweep for that that's worth. I added three more college plays tonight, so eight plays in all for the ... More