28 Results for month: 02/2019

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 3/1/19

The long wait is finally over, and Bryce Harper is now signed, sealed and delivered to the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper signed on the dotted line for 13 years for a whole lotta money. No deferred payments, full no trade clause, no opt-out. The back end of the contract is of no consequence if the front end pays off. What that means is that the ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 2/28/19

I did a podcast yesterday where the discussion was regarding the Wednesday evening game between A-10 rivals St. Joseph's and Fordham. I happened to suggest the visiting Hawks would get the win and cover, which they did. But that was the not the focal point of the conversation. Long story short, it's time for Fordham to get out of the Atlantic 10. The ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 2/27/19

This is going to be one of my quick blogs as I'm short on time this evening. But I do want to offer an opinion of sorts on a topic. Just in case you missed it, Major League Baseball has been issuing requests to states with legal wagering. MLB wants them to take the exhibition games off the board. You can read their statement for yourself, it's easy ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 2/26/19

So much for standing pat! The consensus with the NHL trade deadline approaching was that the Vegas Golden Knights would not be among the buyers or sellers. As it turns out, the Knights ended up involved in what was very possibly the biggest deal of all. Mark Stone is now a member of the Golden Knights. There was ample speculation that Vegas would be ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/25/19

The baseball exhibition season is underway, which means lots of entertainment for me (yes, I actually enjoy watching these games). It also means an attempt to come up with some good options on the Over/Under win props that are now available, so that's what I'll be focusing on for much of the next couple days. So far, I've arrived at two decisions and ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Sunday 2/24/19

I watched the Saturday exhibition game between the Yankees and Red Sox. What really interested me was to see how the "pitch clock" worked. Early impression? It's okay with me. I've got no problem with more action and less standing around, so if this moves things along a bit, I don't see an issue. Max Scherzer does see a problem and I imagine he won't be ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Saturday 2/23/19

My usual abbreviated Friday evening blog. I'm nowhere near set on the Saturday card at this point, so lots of work still be done done tonight. The Friday result was a win on the ice with the Avalanche and a loss on the hardwood with Cornell. The Big Red managed to score a grand total of zero points in the final 4:50, which is generally not a good game ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Friday 2/22/19

Yes, I'm sure it's unrelated. Just a coincidence. But one day after Zion Williamson sprained his knee in the basketball game between North Carolina and Duke, pardon me for being skeptical. I'm referring to the announcement by the NBA, first reported by USA Today, that a formal proposal is now on the table to allow individuals to become eligible to get ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Thursday 2/21/19

I've seen my share of crazy stuff watching games, but a team losing a game on a stuffed toy technical free throw is a first. I won't waste space describing what took place at the end of Wednesday night's Mississippi State-Georgia game. If you haven't seen it, search it and see for yourself. Beyond weird. No editorializing tonight, too many Thursday ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Wednesday 2/20/19

More beating the drum for Rick Pitino. In addition to the obvious benefits for UNLV basketball, hiring Pitino would be a boon for entire Mountain West Conference. A perfect example was tonight's game between the Runnin' Rebels and Wyoming. The Cowboys are way down this season and this particular game was basically played in front of family and friends. ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Tuesday 2/19/19

The Rick Pitino to UNLV rumor mill is now at warp speed. But whether or not it's going to happen is still very much up in the air. Here's what I'm hearing. Bear in mind this is virtually all second hand info. My UNLV pipeline is not quite what it used to be, and I don't want to mislead anyone into thinking I've got any real insider info here. What ... More

Cokin’s Corner, Monday 2/18/19

I'm making this a very quick entry. No show for me on President's Day, and I've got nothing I like enough to play on the very brief Monday basketball schedule. Sunday was an easy split with a clear right side on Manhattan and a clear wrong side on Loyola. My only opinion as of now is just that at this point, an opinion but not one strong enough to ... More