31 Results for month: 01/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 1/8/19

Let the debate begin! I know where I'm weighing in on the discussion as to whether the national champion Clemson Tigers are the best college football team ever. In a word, yes. Here's my case for the Tigers. Prior to this season, my highest ever power rated college team was the Leinart-Bush USC entry going back a handful of years. That Trojans team got ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 1/7/19

We're down to the NFL version of the Elite Eight after a weekend where the road teams did a number on the home teams in the Wildcard Round. Three of the visitors won outright and all four guests got the money from a spread standpoint. Quick take on the Sunday games was that none of the four teams involved looked like Super Bowl material. The Chargers ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 1/6/19

Condensed thoughts on the two Saturday NFL playoff games. I'll start with Indy-Houston. It probably wouldn't have made much difference, but I just don't understand why the Texans stubbornly stayed with man coverage while they were getting torched by Andrew Luck early on. Colts receivers were wide open throughout the first half. Not only was it 21-0, ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 1/5/19

My usual quick late Friday evening blog. There's nothing to recap from Thursday as I had no plays in CBB or the NHL. Things have been going extremely well for quite some time now, and I'm set for Saturday with one NFL playoff selection and four sides in college basketball. The NHL will be determined in the morning. Meanwhile, for anyone wishing to get ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 1/4/19

Going to make this a quick blog tonight. But I'd be remiss if I didn't mention there was some great entertainment provided on Thursday night from Samford coach Scott Padgett. His team ended up losing an overtime decision at East Tennessee State. What put this one in the spotlight was an encounter during the game where one of the officials decided to go ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 1/3/19

Time for some straight talk. The main sports attractions in Las Vegas today are the Golden Knights and the UFC. The Raiders are on their way here. UNLV basketball was the franchise throughout what was a fabulous run as a perennial powerhouse. The Runnin' Rebels remained the focal point for the locals even well after the glory days were history. But ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 1/2/19

A fee days ago, I expressed an opinion here that Notre Dame was rightfully deserving of a spot in the four-team college football playoff. Consider that viewpoint now validated. If you're asking me whether or not I thought the Fighting Irish were actually one of the four best teams, my answer was that they were not. But based on the criteria used to ... More