You know the lady in the crowd that screams better and louder than anyone else? That’s me. The high school got the team spirit trophy one year, even though less than forty non-team members traveled the distance for the tournament. That cheerleader frenzy never dies.
1. Tone it Down: Based on the preceding paragraph, I will attempt to be less enthusiastic at any sports activity I attend or see. That should encourage others to stop trying to trade seats with others. I’ve seen bribes of hotdogs, candy and popcorn to escape my volume.
2. Eliminate Envy: I will not envy NASCAR drivers such as Mark Martin their opportunity to drive the most powerful cars in the world. At any time, a car can slam the wall and be rendered useless.
3. Be Magnanimous: I have a lot of experience as an armchair football coach. Instead of talking at the TV telling San Francisco 49ers Coach Harbaugh about the ridiculous play just made, I will be magnanimous and forgive the bad decision.
4. Be Gracious: On those occasions when the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the San Francisco Giants, I will be gracious and compliment my brother-in-law. Does this mean I can’t rub it in when my team wins?
5. Set Goals: My sports goal is to travel to the Sonoma Raceway (CA) in June. NASCAR’s Toyota Save Mart 350 and the roar of the engines will present a wonderful day. Making this resolution right now gives me time to plan and save for the event.
6. Vary the Tailgate Choices: I resolve to create new munchies for 2013 tailgate activities.
7. Organize Sports Memorabilia: I resolve to go through each baseball card I have and arrange them by name in the albums. Special cards will go in a separate album, with a printed list from the computer for each page.
8. Demonstrate Sportsmanship: Regardless of the uproar around me, I will demonstrate good sportsmanship until I am alone and can let my true feelings show.
9. Be Courteous: I will drop everything I am doing to see the TV sports moment my husband feels I should not miss. I will smile and say “thank you” regardless of my real opinion of its importance.
10. Unfair Advantage: I pledge to keep the outcome of any recorded sports event to myself until the person that recorded it has the opportunity to view the recording.
Lori loves sports with a passion, but makes no guarantee as to the length of time these resolutions will last. Happy New Sports Year, Everyone!
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