The New York Yankees are the epitome of what a sports franchise should be. With the New York media nearly breathing down their neck after every game, it's important for players to be able to handle the pressure the media puts on them. The Yankees gave their players a crash course on Monday on how to handle the media. The message was simple. Don't be like Cam Newton.

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During their media training session on Monday, the Yankees used Cam Newton's post-Super Bowl press conference as an example of how not to act in front of the media. In contrast, the team showed players Russell Wilson's post-Super Bowl press conference after he threw the game-losing interception at the 1-yard line. Wilson was humble and answered questions the media threw at him like a professional, while Newton deflected each and every question that came his way.

The Yankees are definitely trying to send a message to their players as they look to become a younger team in the future.

What do you think of the tactics the Yankees used to teach their players how to handle the media?


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