31 Results for month: 05/2018

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 6/1/18

I haven't been very complimentary toward the NBA this season. I simply never got excited about the prospect of anything other than yet another Cavaliers-Warriors title showdown. Sure enough, we could have skipped all the preliminaries and gone right to the main event as the pro hoops undercard was mostly a dud. But Game One of the championship series was ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/31/18

Tough result for the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday night. The home team played well enough to win, but this was one of those night where the Knights couldn't find the magic touch. Perhaps to be more accurate they couldn't find the magic Tuch, as in Alex Tuch. This was a difficult evening for the Knights forward. Tuch took a critical offensive zone ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/30/18

Philadelphia Eagles star defensive end Chris Long just discovered something I already knew. If you're going to have fun joking around on Twitter, you literally need to note that you're joking in the tweet. Sorry Chris, but we live in the age of people taking anything and everything that anyone posts on Twitter very seriously. Subtlety is a lost art. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/29/18

So that wasn't too exciting, was it? If Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals is a harbinger of things to come, my head might explode. The opener of the Capitals-Golden Knights battle for the best trophy on the planet was absolutely incredible. Huge momentum swings, massive hits, one thrill after another for virtually the entire sixty minutes. I honestly ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/28/19

Best wishes for an enjoyable Memorial Day. Lots of excitement here in Las Vegas, as the Stanley Cup Finals get underway this evening. Golden Knights Fever is running rampant throughout the city, and that's putting it mildly. As for my abbreviated blogs, back to the normal routine on Tuesday. A short card for me on Sunday, with the Tigers delivering a ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 5/27/18

Weekend blog mode continues till late Monday night as I'll be enjoying the holiday and hope everyone else does as well! Please note there will be no The Las Vegas Sportsline on Monday. We'll return 2-3 PDT Tuesday on ESPN Las Vegas (online lvsportsnetwork.com) and hopefully our amazing Vegas Golden Knights will be up one game as the Stanley Cup Finals get ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 5/26/18

Weekend blog mode. Friday's result was a split, winning with the Tigers and losing a pretty exciting extra inning game between the Mets and Brewers. Net loss of about .15. Season to date still better than 28 net units (almost all plays one unit each). The Mets were also the free play for Friday. Here's the Saturday comp. I've only played one game as of ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 5/25/18

Keeping it brief tonight. Very quick recap of Thursday, and Friday's free play. Thursday was terrific with both baseball plays winning easily. The Orioles bombed the White Sox and the underdog Mets came through against the Brewers. The 2-0 moves the season to date bottom line to roughly +28.7 net, so obviously no complaints from this corner Email me at ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 5/24/18

It's one of the great things about sports. One never knows when a player will go from goat to hero, or vice versa. A great example took place on Wednesday night as the Angels rallied for a 5-4 win over the Blue Jays. Kole Calhoun is having a very tough season for the Halos. He's literally hitting well less than his weight and is one of the most automatic ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 5/23/18

Abbreviated edition tonight. I'm in the process of setting my opening power ratings for college football and am simply taking a quick break to get the free play up for Wednesday. My Tuesday was a 2-2 split for a fractional loss. Season to date remains more than satisfactory at approximately +26.4 net units. Email me at cokin@cox.net for info on available ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 5/22/18

The big buzz tis last weekend in baseball took place in the Rays-Angels series. That's because Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash utilized some outside the box strategy in starting career reliever Sergio Romo in consecutive games. The ploy worked as Romo did a very good job and speculation immediately began as to this been a regular occurrence for the Rays. Lots ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 5/21/18

Las Vegas is now the focal point of the hockey world. Now there's something I'll bet none of us expected to see in print. But that's exactly the case. All the major media outlets will be descending upon our fair city for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. It's still not known when the championship series will get started, or for that matter where it will get ... More