La envidia es un sentimiento muy común y exacerbado en estos días, tanto por las redes sociales como por la competencia de tener, o llegar más lejos, que otros.

Sales a comer con tus amigas cuando una dice “¿Te enteraste que María se comprometió? El novio le pidió la mano de la manera más original posible. hizo… ”  Y tú, con dolor de estómago de la rabia, solo llegas a sonreír y decir ¡Qué bien por ella! Y por dentro “Esa &%$# (añade un insulto en el espacio).  Te ha dolido en el alma porque llevas 5 años con tu novio que no se anima al compromiso.

Como dice Seth Godin: el Internet es un amplificador de la envidia. Abres tus redes sociales y ves un montón de fotos felices: vacaciones, niños perfectos, amor a la vista, días fabulosos en el trabajo, entre otros. Mientras observas este festín de felicidad sientes un vacío en el pecho por todo aquello que no tienes todavía.

Estos dos ejemplos, que puedes extrapolar a cualquier situación de envidia, te pueden llevar a voltearte al lado oscuro:

  • Esos %&$# (inserta insulto de tu preferencia), les voy a demostrar que yo también puedo. [Sentimiento: Venganza]
  • Con que María se comprometió, pues ojalá la dejen plantada en el altar [Sentimiento: Maldiciones y mala yuyu]

Jun 19

Andrew Luck finally has a Colts coaching staff who deserves him

Finally, the Indianapolis Colts are doing right by Andrew Luck.
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Ballard replaced Chuck Pagano, a big-hearted but defensive-minded and decidedly old-school meathead of a coach, with Frank Reich. It might not have been the sole reason behind the hire – though I suspect it was – but Reich played the same position as Luck and played it well enough, and intelligently enough, to last 14 years as an NFL backup.

Finally, Luck is speaking the same language as his coach. And his offensive coordinator. Plus his quarterbacks coach, who happens to be his head coach, but you probably knew that: Frank Reich is Luck’s position coach.

What does it mean? Here’s a word: Everything.

Within a couple hours, the crowd started to thin out a bit. The politicians who fought in court for nine years for this day are counting on legalized gambling to save the horse racing industry and give Atlantic City a much needed boost, and it certainly can’t hurt.

It was still hard not to wonder: Are people really going to schlep down to the racetrack on a Sunday in November to bet on the NFL? By then, they’ll be able to do so on their phones and computers from the comfort of their living rooms. The newness is going to wear off.

Monmouth Park has everything that Vegas has now, except for the casinos, the fancy hotels, the five-star restaurants, the all-you-can-eat buffets, the entertainment, the shopping, the swimming pools, the showgirls and, well, Vegas. Monmouth really isn’t much of an attraction on its own.

I found myself wondering: If my Edmonton Eskimos covered the seven points against Winnipeg, was I really going to drive all Carlos Henderson Jersey the way back here to cash that $5 bet? Matt Benning Authentic Jersey I’d lose my winnings in Parkway tolls.

Jun 16

Lions excited about possibilities with Kerryon Johnson

The Lions drafted Kerryon Johnson in the second round believing he is a three-down back. That doesn’t mean they want to use the former Auburn star that way.

The Lions signed LeGarrette Blount in free agency, and they return Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah, the team’s leading rushers from last season. But Detroit, which ranked last in rushing last season, trusts that it finally has drafted a running back who can live up to the hype.

He’s a guy that’s a three-down player, running backs coach David Walker said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. [At Auburn, he] showed he can play on first, second and third down. He showed he can play in all situations, which was important for us. Very productive in a very good league. So you see the physical qualities, the flexibility in terms of how you can use a guy like that, and then you have a chance to meet him and see how smart and driven he is. He’s kind of the type of player that fits with our program because he’s smart, he showed he’s productive and then he has flexibility in terms of first, second, third downs.

We think of players like Russell Wilson having large swaths of their careers wasted because of bad offensive line play or crappy coaching. Some of Manning’s career has likewise been wasted with horrendous drafts and Seahawks-esque poor O-line play.

His career might not appear as wasted as others because he has two Super Bowl rings. But the truth is, he could have won at least one more if he had been better served by the previous front office.

There’s a lot of overseas gambling that takes place, and you want to be a position where you’re not just protecting against what might happen within the 50 United States, you want to protect against what might happen if there’s broad-based gambling on the NFL in sports books, legal and illegal, anywhere in the world, Ganis said.

Given the additional millions the league stands to gain from a more open gambling culture, however, the NFL is willing to take the risk.

In fact, the league is already doing some things to prepare for the future.

Jun 15

White: Tremaine Edmunds has commanded the huddle

The Bills are taking their time with Josh Allen, easing the rookie quarterback into the rotation behind AJ McCarron and Nathan Peterman. The same Maliek Collins Womens Jersey can’t be said for Buffalo’s other first-round draft pick.
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When general manager Brandon Beane traded up for Tremaine Edmunds at No. 16 overall, the Virginia Tech linebacker was immediately expected to fill a glaring hole as the focal point of Sean McDermott’s defense.

One of the NFL’s youngest players at age 20, Edmunds projects as the beating heart of Buffalo’s defense over the next half-decade. Given his unique physical gifts and a prime opportunity to make plays Authentic Kenny Stabler Jersey on a weekly basis, he will enter the season as a favorite for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

It’s almost midnight in the family lounge at Tim Hortons Field, but it’s a mere hour after Johnny Manziel played his first professional football game in 887 days, so he lingers a little longer.

Wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a bright gold beanie, he sets his phone down on a table and reclines in a plastic chair. Behind him, a massive screen flashes.

I heard a million stories in (Alcoholics Anonymous) of people saying they were 30, 40, 50 years sober and how it went out the window in one day, in one night, with one little bitty choice where I think I’m just going to have dinner somewhere and it could trigger me and lead me down a spiral that could be 10 times worse than anything I’ve been through.

The rookie sure got his pitch.

Smith has to be wondering what it’s going to take to earn some respect. (Well, beating the Titans at home in the playoffs probably would’ve have helped his cause, but I digress…) The former Chiefs signal-caller is now leading the offense of the Redskins, who might actually end up paying less for an upgrade after Kirk Cousins skipped town in free agency.

Jun 12

The Braves’ appreciation of a lengthy stretch in Atlanta is nothing compared with the New York Mets’ thankfulness about hitting the road, though.

The Mets, who begin a two-game series at SunTrust Park on Tuesday night, had lost 10 straight at home before snapping their eight-game overall losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday night.
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The Mets (28-34) have been in a free fall since starting the season 11-1 and hope to get things back on track away from the pressures of New York during a 10-game road trip.

I think we’re a lot better team than how we’re playing, said Zack Wheeler, who will start the series opener against fellow right-hander Mike Foltynewicz of the Braves. I’ve said that before and I’ll keep saying it.

Wheeler (2-4, 4.57) allowed just three hits in seven scoreless innings against Baltimore on Wednesday in New York, but he got a Ersan Ilyasova Jersey no-decision in the loss.

Since the interrupted first series, the Nationals (36-27) are 12-9 in their last 21 games and the Yankees (42-19) are 16-7 in their last 23.

Both teams are coming off 2-0 losses.

Harper leads the National League with 19 homers and is hitting .188 (6-for-32) with one homer and three RBI in his last eight games. He went 0-for-4 in Sunday’s 2-0 home loss to the San Francisco Giants when the Nationals mustered three hits in a game started by Max Scherzer.

Today, it just kind of didn’t click all the way through, Washington shortstop Trea Turner told reporters. I think it’s a little bit of a coincidence, but when you get traffic on the bases, that helps get better pitches to hit, puts more pressure on them. Hopefully, we can do that to the Yankees on Tuesday.

St. Louis outhit Cincinnati 11-5 in the loss Cincinnati’s seventh consecutive game in which the loser outhit the winner.

Cardinals: C Yadier Molina took a foul tip from Suarez off Benson Mayowa Jersey his right inner thigh in the first inning. Molina paused briefly but stayed in the game.

Reds: Votto, the star first baseman who leads the Reds with 63 starts in 66 games, will be Cincinnati’s designated hitter in the two-game series at Kansas City on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (2-2), Monday’s starter against San Diego, allowed a career-high eight hits and six runs in his last start on June 6 against Miami.

Jun 09

How Rutgers football players helped ‘unify’ students in a Special Olympics program

May 25

Tom Brady: I’m still playing because I haven’t hit 1,000 career rushing yards

Brady, who turns 41 in August, will play in his 19th season with New England, but he still has at least one goal left.

“Ok so the main reason I’m still playing is I haven’t hit 1,000 career rushing yards yet… 32 to go!” Brady wrote on Instagram. He also posted a video showing him working on his rushing skills, running on the beach with a resistance band as a partner pulls him back.

The story wasn’t just that the Cavs were embarrassed on the court after wearing the suits but also that the cut of the suits was criticized up and down. The pants, dubbed “high trousers” by Browne, fall to just above the ankle, and that led to shots such as “Did they run out of material?” and “Where’s the flood?” on social media.

Part of James’ and Browne’s shared vision was to push the envelope a bit, however.

While the team remains optimistic about the outcome, the Cowboys will prepare for the upcoming season as if they won’t have Gregory on the roster.

“He’s being very diligent in preparing his information and preparing his application,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said last week at the team’s annual tournament at Cowboys Golf Club. “I have been proud of Randy during this offseason. I’m very aware of how hard he’s working to get back in the league and get back on the field.”

Gregory, 25, has 20 tackles and one sack in 14 games with Dallas.

“It’s always hard staying in it, staying in the moment when you’re practicing away from the team and away from us a little bit. But we’ve done a really good job at keeping these guys with the group and skating with us at pregame skates and practices and stuff,” said center Jay Beagle.ravens_008

May 22

John Dorsey: Chubb and Ward graded equally on Browns board

The reason so many people were stunned when the Browns took cornerback Denzel Ward instead of defensive end Bradley Chubb with the fourth overall pick is that the consensus view was the Chubb was the better player.

“He’s got the long vertical speed, he’s got sudden-area explosive quickness that you like in those types of players, he’s got great ball skills. And I see his ceiling of growth, I see it as really high. You know when you get players from Ohio State University, you know you’re going to get guys that really like to play the game.”

That last little bit of pandering to the home crowd aside, what else is Dorsey going to say? After taking a player that flew in the face of what most people thought about the draft, he has to justify it back home. It’s impossible to know if anyone shared that view, because Broncos boss John Elway turned down chances to trade down so he could take Chubb, stopping a fall that lasted longer than anyone imagined.

“I think you’re always looking for bigger targets,” McCarthy said, via the team’s website. “It makes sense, doesn’t it? Bigger catching radius, completion percentage. I think any quarterback would prefer to throw to a bigger target.”

We know Aaron Rodgers had a preference for throwing to Nelson when he was in Green Bay. It would be a lot to expect any rookie to come close to replicating that relationship, but any early sparks should lead to a leg up in the competition for playing time.

The NFL draft was on network television for the first time ever, and that made the difference as it became the most-watched draft ever.

The league announced today that the draft had an average of 5.5 million viewers at any given time, the highest viewership total ever for the full draft. The first round of the draft averaged 11.2 million viewers on Thursday night. Draft viewership declines on the second and third days, but Saturday’s average of 2.9 million viewers was the best Day 3 ever.broncos_063_c3e369b6225c27d0-180x180

May 20

A closer look at the projected AFC win totals

The oddsmakers have set the over-under numbers for the wins for all teams. We spent some time during Tuesday’s PFT Live looking at the nooks and crannies of the projected AFC win totals.

The ensuing discussion didn’t suck, which some may say would be a low bar in relation to our normal content. Regardless, it’s worth your time to see the numbers and to hear our seat-of-the-pants analysis of the numbers, along with our effort to find the best bets among the bunch.

That’s the guy you want working with Andrew Luck.

Reich brings a new mentality to an environment that seemed to have become stale and gloomy. You’re allowed to be an excited Colts fan again.

The Buffalo Bills believe they’ve found their future franchise quarterback in Josh Allen, but it took a lot of maneuvering for them to position themselves to draft him. Buffalo traded up five spots on draft night, but the No. 12 selection that went the other way in a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers originally belonged to the Cincinnati Bengals.

Barrett had a redshirt season in 2013 and took over as the Buckeyes’ starter the next year after an injury to Braxton Miller, who now plays wide receiver for the Texans. An injury late that season brought Cardale Jones, currently with the Chargers, into the mix, but Barrett returned to the lineup before the 2015 season was out and remained there tbroncos_129_3d6b7eb78b9eb98d-180x180he last two years.

Tom Savage and Taysom Hill are the backup options already on hand in New Orleans.

With that in mind, it made sense to pay up for a talented young receiver like Robinson, who is coming off a torn ACL but is a year removed from a two-season stretch in which he caught 153 passes for 2,283 yards and 20 touchdowns.

That was in the Jacksonville Jaguars offense, pre-Leonard Fournette and before Blake Bortles was half-decent.

With Trubisky, fellow newbie pass-catchers Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton, a top-notch running game and a solid offensive line, the 24-year-old 2014 second-round pick should explode if healthy in 2018.

May 17

Report: Patriots G Joe Thuney to undergo foot surgery

Tom Brady ‘s offensive line is dealing with another issue this offseason.

Left guard Joe Thuney is preparing for upcoming foot surgery, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Thursday.

Thuney’s surgery isn’t expected to threaten his availability when the season opens in September, but getting cut open is rarely a positive.

Mack didn’t play well enough last year (3.8 yards per carry, four drops on 33 targets) for Frank Reich to simply hand him the starting job, but I think his play-making ability (six carries of 20-plus yards last season) gives him a leg up on his backfield competition. If you had asked me this question 24 hours ago, Christian McCaffrey probably would have been my top choice.

McCaffrey was a PPR monster last year—his 80 catches were third-most among running backs—and he appeared to be poised for a full workload following Jonathan Stewart ’s release. But the Panthers altered their backfield equation Monday by signing Broncos cast-off C.J. Anderson, who is coming off his first 1,000-yard rushing season. I imagine McCaffrey’s role will be similar to the one he had last year, which means he’ll still offer plenty of appeal in PPR formats.

It was Sunday, and (Monday) he came here, got treatment, threw a little bit, Cora said. We decided it was better for him to go back to Boston, check it out and go from there.

Price did not undergo any tests following the first round of numbness in his hand, partially because of the cold weather on that April night.

Everybody thought, everybody agreed that it was just something that happened that night, Cora said. We actually felt it was something that wasn’t going to happen. It was just a one-day thing. Obviously with the weather, we talked about it, and we thought that it wasn’t going to happen again.

The 2018 NBA Playoffs will televise two games on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 (5/8/18). The Utah Jazz, down 3-1 in a Western Conference best-of-seven series, meet the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.sharks-005

May 15

Coaches, GMs believe Browns will take Baker Mayfield with No. 1 pick

The Browns continue to keep the decision about their No. 1 pick a secret, but there is a mounting belief from head coaches and general managers around the NFL that Cleveland will take quarterback Baker Mayfield, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

The Browns hold the No. 1 and No. 4 overall picks in the draft, which begins Thursday at 8 p.m. ET at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Before the first round gets underway Thursday night, Todd McShay gives his final first-round predictions for all 32 picks. Which player will your favorite team take?

Mayfield, who is from Austin, Texas, transferred from Texas Tech to Oklahoma after his freshman season. During his college career, he threw for 14,607 yards and had 131 touchdown passes and 30 interceptions. He also rushed for 21 TDs and caught another during his college career.

The Diamondbacks took a 5-4 lead in the sixth when Paul Goldschmidt’s leadoff flare over first base landed just inside the foul line. Pollack then belted a triple off the wall in right-center and scored on Daniel Descalso’s sacrifice fly.

Pollack homered to lead off the second, then singled and scored on Descalso’s double in the fourth.

Howie Kendrick hit a two-run homer in the third inning for the Nationals.

INF Mark Reynolds’ minor league contract with Washington includes a $1.5 million base salary if he is added to the 40-man roster. He could earn $2 million in performances bonuses based on plate appearances: $250,000 for 200, and an additional $250,000 for each additional 40 through 480.

Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller threw 25 pitches of live batting practice as he continues his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery. He last pitched April 23, 2017. “He said he felt fantastic,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “That was really encouraging.”. 3B Jake Lamb (left shoulder sprain) has thrown on consecutive days. . Lovullo said RHP Randall Delgado (oblique strain) threw at 90 feet and felt good.dolphins_005