Extra points The MVP race is starting to take shape, and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes is the early front-runner again. He leads the league with 1,510 passing yards, has thrown for 10 touchdowns against no interceptions, his 9.68 yards per attempt lead the league, and he unofficially leads the NFL in “wow” throws. But Russell Wilson is also a contender. Following Thursday night’s win over the Rams, Wilson has a league-high 126.3 passer rating, is completing a ridiculous 73.1 percent of his passes, and has an even-more-ridiculous 12:0 touchdown-to-interception ratio. He also has 120 rushing yards, and may be the most complete quarterback in the NFL. Lamar Jackson is still in the conversation but fading quickly after two losses. Tom Brady lost a lot of ground with his performance last Sunday in Buffalo. Dak Prescott and Philip Rivers are lurking in the periphery. And for non-quarterbacks, Christian McCaffrey should be in the mix with his league-high 629 scrimmage yards … [Read more...] about Redskins appear to have hit rock bottom
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The Sea of Cortez shimmered just ahead. Waves pounded massive rock outcroppings. I waded into the blue water. A pack of boys scurried past, hunting octopuses in the abundant tide pools. … [Read more...] about Heading south in Steinbeck’s footsteps, with a Prius and a plan
Ideally, you’ll follow a similar schedule. Variation is crucial: Create a circuit of four to six different exercises that target different areas, moving from exercise to exercise, performing each exercise in succession and then looping back. Also, shoot for lower weight and higher repetitions (8–10) to ease the intensity and to best simulate the continuous movement in climbing. Incorporating antagonist exercises—movements opposite those you find in climbing, like reverse wrist curls or dips—can help prevent injury and correct muscular imbalances. Additionally, targeting the core with leg lifts, crunches, and planks will help you keep your body closer to the wall while climbing. You can easily add these into your circuit. … [Read more...] about How to Cross-Train for Climbing for Better Sending
On long flights—especially red-eye flights—you often lose several hours of sleep time, which can set you back considerably even without the jarring time change. If you live by a regular schedule (up at 7:00 a.m., in bed by 10:00 p.m. every night), watch out. Jet lag hits those with rigid body clocks the hardest. Parents should be sure to bring along books and toys your child can play with on his or her own, in case the jet lag hits you differently than it does your little ones. … [Read more...] about The Best Ways to Prevent and Treat Jet Lag
Hotels, Rental Cars, and Cruises If you prepay for a nonrefundable hotel room or rental car—through an online travel site like Expedia or Booking.com, for example—each supplier decides whether to allow you to change dates without forfeiting your prepayment. If you call the online agency, customer service agents may try to negotiate something for you, but with no promises. If a delayed flight causes you to miss a cruise departure, your options depend primarily on how you booked your flights. If you have booked through the cruise line’s program, the line will try to get you to the ship’s first port at no extra expense to you. But if you’ve arranged your air independently, you can’t look for any no-cost help from your cruise line. … [Read more...] about What Are My Rights in a Winter Storm Flight Cancellation?