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 22

Titans visit Nashville Police training academy on last day of minicamp

The Tennessee Titans brought their entire roster and coaching staff to the Nashville Metro Police training academy on Thursday, using the last day of minicamp to get to know the police in their community and learn about firearms safety.
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Titans General Manager Cornellius Carradine Jersey Jon Robinson organized the event at which players went through a shooting simulator in which participants are faced with scenarios and need to make a split-second decision about whether or not to shoot. They also spent time on gun ranges and were given instruction about best safety practices.

All grown up and somewhere to go maybe.

Saquon Barkley knew the question was coming and picked it up like a blitzing linebacker.

Yes, the Giants rookie running back had heard what his teammate Damon Snacks Harrison said Tuesday. That the defensive tackle couldn’t wait for training camp to line up against Barkley and hit his ass and see what he’s made of.

Of course, Mayfield has a habit of taking over quickly, like he did as a walk on at Texas Tech and then as a transfer at Oklahoma. And if Mayfield somehow becomes the clear-cut best option in Cleveland, the Browns may have no choice but to play him.

The deck seems to be stacked in Taylor’s favor, however. And here’s another possible Brandon Crawford Youth Jersey reason for it, one that won’t get mentioned during many/any press conferences: G.M. John Dorsey may be betting on someone other than Hue Jackson coaching the team next year, and Dorsey may want Mayfield to be handled not by Jackson but by his successor.

Regardless, Mayfield was picked to be the long-term starter. Whether that includes short-term remains to be seen.

I see him improving and I see a guy that enjoys training, said head coach Pat Shurmur, who seems at ease dealing with reclamation projects. He’s fit in well with the new players on the offensive line. I know he’s a tough guy.

Jun 20

Bryce Harper hate is for losers

The words were short and to the point: He’s a selfish, losing player.
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The He is Bryce Harper, and the words reportedly came from an unnamed top National League executive to Robert Murray of They caused Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo to offer a profane, on-the-record response Tuesday to The Washington Post.

Rizzo called the exec’s anonymous rip job cowardly, gutless and chickens—, and he didn’t stop there.

He isn’t responsible for Max Scherzer not having it in Game 5 last year, and for Matt Wieters not being able to baseball correctly.

My colleague Joe Rivera addressed the hate for Harper last year after Harper fought Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland. This year we know that the hate extends to baseball front offices. We also know those geniuses are as wrong as internet trolls who think Harper is a Womens Anton Lindholm Jersey bad guy.

Is Harper selfish for trying to go deep every time up? No, he’s just Patrik Nemeth Womens Jersey like every other power hitter.

Is he selfish for not busting tail every second? No, he’s just like every other big-leaguer, star or scrub.

The 28-year-old shortstop belted two home runs to lead New York to a 3-0 victory in its series opener against the Nationals at Yankee Stadium. The win moved New York to 43-19 on the year while Washington fell to 36-28.

Cubs (38-25) vs. Brewers (39-27) 2:10 p.m. ET The two top teams in the NL Central will play the rubber match of their three-game series Wednesday. The Cubs pulled out a 7-2 extra-innings win in the series opener. Milwaukee responded by limiting Chicago to just two hits in its victory Tuesday. Mike Montgomery will start for Chicago while Jhoulys Chacin is set to take the mound for the Brewers.

Hal Steinbrenner talked about New York’s necessity for additions to its rotation Wednesday.

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.