357 Results for year: 2018

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 12/17/18

Big upset to finish off the Sunday NFL action as the Eagles went west and stunned the suddenly slumping Rams. Most of the discussion will be on the problems the Rams are now having on both sides of the ball as well as the Eagles relocating some magic with Nick Foles subbing at QB for the injured Carson Wentz.  My comment is actually on what took place ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/16/18

I'll pass on any commentary tonight, and will move rapidly to the Saturday play recap and today's free play. I got out of the bowl gate in reasonably good fashion, winning two of three. Fresno State bit themselves in the foot on a good handful of occasions, including turning a touchdown into a touchback with one of those really irritating stretch for the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/15/18

Quick blog mode as the daunting Saturday college basketball slate work is not yet close to complete. I've run my power ratings but still have to dig into beat writer reports in hopes of obtaining a good tidbit or two. Thanks to those who signed up for the Bowl Bonanza, and that gets underway today with three plays. The regular season was quite good, the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/14/18

Quite the comeback by the LA Chargers in what turned out to be a thrilling Thursday night NFL game. The Chargers pretty much transformed the seeding for the AFC playoffs from a potential done deal to what is now a wide open down the stretch chase. Big kudos to Philip Rivers for leading the spectacular rally and there's no question his late heroics ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/13/18

Digging into local newspaper pieces tonight for all the college teams getting prepped for their bowl games. I already found something that has convinced me to take a strong stance against one particular team. Anyway, the homework takes precedence over coming up with an editorial piece in this blog, so I'll just get right to the daily free play. I'm now ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 12/12/18

The anticipation is over. In what was a totally expected development, the city of Oakland has filed lawsuits in federal court against the Raiders and the NFL over the franchise leaving Oakland for the greener pastures here in the Las Vegas desert. I'm not a lawyer, and I'm not even remotely qualified to comment on the merits of the lawsuit. From a common ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 12/11/18

Only three weeks remain in the NFL regular season. That means it's stretch run time to qualify for the playoffs. That also means it's doom and gloom time for teams that have struggled recently and are now being met with ridicule and scorn by the masses. I'm not so quick to press the "all done" button. The best rule for bettors is to never put too much ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 12/10/18

An interesting thing happened at dinner on Sunday evening. I decided to dine at a location where I knew I would have a really good view of both the NFL game between the Rams and Bears as well as the NHL hookup between Dallas and the Golden Knights. So there I was enjoying some chicken saltimbocca and someone I had never met decided to try and pick my ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 12/9/18

The always lengthy Saturday is now complete. Wrap-up with this quick blog entry. Saturday recap first, turned out to be a mildly profitable day. Officially 3-2-2 overall. The Army push might have been a winner for some subscribers, likewise the Colorado hoops push. I unfortunately played the Buffs at -12 last night and got bit as the line dropped quickly in ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 12/8/18

My usual abbreviated late Friday/Saturday blog. I split two plays on Friday. Another NHL winner as Edmonton blew out Mnnesota. The CBB play missed as NC Greensboro barely got past Elon and failed to cover as chalk. Today's lineup will include four college basketball selections, the Army-Navy game plus whatever I come up with in the morning on the ice. My ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 12/7/18

Sad news for baseball fans. Luis Valbuena, the well traveled but always popular utility player, has reportedly passed away in an auto accident. Valbuena and former big leaguer Jose Castillo perished in Venezuela where they were playing winter ball. The two were passengers in a car that evidently hit a rock and veered off the road. Valbuena was an ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 12/6/18

This won't get much attention, but the San Jose Sharks just did something highly unusual. The Sharks didn't make any personnel changes on their coaching staff. But what they did was flip some of the assignments among the assistants. Eye in the sky guy now behind the bench, the coach working with the forwards is now working with the defensemen, etc. This ... More