The year 2009 is almost two weeks old already, but that doesn't mean it's too late to start making changes to your lifestyle. Maybe you made some New Year's resolutions for the year that just haven't panned out. Sure, quitting smoking or drinking, or joining a gym seemed like a good idea at the time, but you're starting to find out that actually sticking to the plan isn't nearly as easy as you thought it was going to be. Now you're smoking more than ever, showing up to work drunk in the morning, and the only gym you know of is the one sitting at the desk across from you.
Thankfully there's a new resolution that we have for you that should be easier to achive: stop watching the Chicago Bulls this season. As anyone who watched the Bulls lose at home over the weekend to the lowly Oklahoma City Thunder can attest, watching the Bulls this season raises your stress level and blood pressure to triple-bypass levels, and generally removes a month or two from your life expectancy for every game you sit through.
Sure, there is some reason to think that things may get better for the Bulls with both Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrichreturning to the court tonight, but don't forget both of those guys were on the team last year as well, and things didn't turn out too well then did they? Now I know what you're thinking. "If I don't watch the Bulls this season, then I can't watch Derrick Rose!"
It's quite the conundrum, but you have to think about the bigger picture. Sure, Derrick Rose is a phenomenal talent, but watching him play with this current cast of teammates is somewhat akin to having the Eiffel Tower in Detroit instead of Paris. Sure, the Tower itself is still awe-inspiring, but it loses some of its luster when you see the garbage surrounding it.
So if you want to make sure that 2009 is a healthy, stress-free year for you, then giving up on the Bulls might just be the resolution for you.