Every year many of us make New Year’s resolutions—some with loftier goals than others—which are usually aimed at making ourselves marginally better people. Although precious few actually achieve their resolutions, the very act of making them has some intrinsic value.
After all, those who don’t try fail 100 percent of the time. The success rate for New Year’s resolutions is around 8-10 percent, meaning that a very small portion of the population will be slightly better people 12 months from now. Hey, it’s better than nothing.
There may be no group of people who could benefit from a few reasonable resolutions this year than sports fans. We’re a rowdy group of loud, irrational nutbags, for the most part, which makes it a little too easy to lose perspective on occasion.
Here are 15 New Year’s resolutions that could make us slightly better people, as a whole.