I think the Chinese New Year’s resolution is one of my better idea’s It’s stupid to make a New Year’s resolution when you’re a guy like me. If your life revolves football when Jan 1st rolls around there are still bowl games and the NFL playoffs. This is a toxic environment for any resolution that involves diet and exercise. It’s also a toxic environment for any resolution about not drinking so much on the weekend or gambling your savings away. You are setting yourself up for failure with a Jan 1st resolution. Think about New Year’s Eve you’re probably going to drink you much and start the year with a mild to a severe hangover. How are you gonna resolution whilst hungover I ask you? (Yes I did use resolution as a verb) Enter Chinese New Year. The perfect buffer to a resolution. You get to finish out both NCAA and NFL football seasons while still behaving like a normal person. Chinese New Year starts on February 16th in 2018, and it always seems to occur sometime in Feb. I’m not really sure how they decide the day, I think it’s moon-related. This is the time to make a resolution, not January 1st while you are still reeling from the holidays.
There are other benefits as well. If you start going to the gym mid-February not only will you avoid the disdainful looks of gym regulars who scoff at people who start working out the first of the calendar year. In fact, you will probably slip into your gym right as all the non-hackers who started Jan 1st are slipping out. February is a dead sports month after the Super Bowl. It’s a great time to focus on making yourself better before March Madness. To quote Radiohead “Fitter, Happier, More Productive”
Not all resolutions are about diet and exercise let’s check in with some Chinese New Year’s resolutions from around the sports world.
College Basketball – Bob Huggins: Learn how to tie a tie.
NBA – Lebron James – Continue the fight against your receding hairline.
Johnny Manziel – Get back to being Johnny Football, and by that, I mean actually play football. People forget he was the last Browns QB to win on a Sunday and he’s been out of the league two years.
NBA – Derrick Rose, Call up M. Night Shamalayan and see if he was the inspiration for Mr. Glass.
I leave you guys with this creepy Radiohead Video referenced earlier. It’s always sounded like a weird new year’s resolution that just turns into a rambling despair to me… A-Train out.
PBS….Post Blog Script. We are entering the “YEAR OF THE DOG” on the Chinese zodiac expect something dog-related in an upcoming post.