January 5th, 2011
The Resolve: How To Be Good In 2011
‘The Good Samaritan’? Well, our thoughts on seeing this photo of West Brom’s Peter Odemwingie were plenty biblical, if that counts… (Getty Images/Zimbio)
We in the Kickette office like the idea of people making an effort to give up their bad habits and become better people. Such commitment to the ideals of life inspires, and in some small way, makes us better people too.
Don’t worry. The sarcasm is coming.
Commitment to doing better is one reason why New Year is our favourite time. (Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not because of the freedom afforded to semi-alcoholics to consume booze all day and have to be hauled down the pavement by their friends, while screaming that they’ve lost their shoes.) Resolutions provide abundant opportunities for people to improve themselves and we’re pleased to advise that the world of football is not immune to this.
Please enjoy our rundown of the some of the most popular resolutions and see which footy peeps are embracing the idea of positive change for the future.
We’re off to look for our shoes.
1. Do a nice thing for someone every day – Peter Odemwingie
You see this man? The one at the top of the post with the killer abs heartbreakingly hidden under his evil base layers? This is West Bromwich Albion’s Nigerian/Russian midfielder Peter Odemwingie. During the warm up in West Brom’s away fixture vs. Fulham last night, Pete apparently struck a ball which ended up hitting a hapless fan on the head. (Getty Images/Zimbio)
In the lead photo (top), he is looking for her so he can give her his shirt to say sorry. In this photo (left), he is handing it to her.
Has being hit in the face with a football ever seemed so appealing? No. Thought not.
Having finally conceded defeat to Christine Bleakley in the battle for the affections of Frank Lampard, Elen Rives has apparently taken the idea of change to heart. And the most er… orange of conclusions. It appears that she has replaced Frankie with the affections of Peter Andre, ex of the equally orange Katie Price and purveyor of pop classics such as ‘Mysterious Girl’ and ‘Insania’. (Getty Images/Daylife)
While we are thrilled that Elen has found happiness outside of the world of cats, a word of caution must be offered as her hopes for a departure from the world of football may be short lived.
Note of caution: The key to keeping New Year’s Rezzie’s is not to overwhelm yourself with too much, too soon. Elen has ensured she does not overreach her personal capabilities by continuing to dress like a loonbag in public (see left). Phew!
It’s easy to allow oneself to slide into weight gain without really noticing. Blindly scarfing down an entire tube of Pringles and downing a keg of Egg Nog without pausing for air is surprisingly easy to do. And thus, after a week of festive excess, what better time to tone up than the New Year? (Reuters/Daylife)
In these photographs, Ronaldo (not that one, he clearly he has no need of such pedestrian exercise activities as his body is made entirely out of abs) demonstrates that dancing can be a great way to shed those pesky pounds.
Admittedly there appears to be rather less dancing in the aforementioned photos than drinking and pointing, neither of which have been found to shed weight during our extensive research. Still, it’s a start.
Come on, Wayne and all the rest of you ‘ballers who can’t survive without a cheeky puff. You’re elite athletes! Stop pouring toxins into your body, you crazy fools! Also: you smell bad. (Image via threadedthroughball)
5. Being more honest – Victoria Beckham
Rabid newshounds that we are, we have already alerted you to Victoria Beckham’s recent revelation involving the veracity of her boobie situ. But in developments that dwarf this statement in both wow factor and abject horror, Vicky uses her Vogue interview to announce that she happened to glance at hubby David as he was waking up in bed in the morning and thought he looked ‘really crap’.
At some point in the foreseeable future we will overcome the excitement generating from the notion of waking up in sufficient proximity to Dave to offer a thought provoking opinion on the subject. For now? Gaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!
Come on, Kickettes, give us your best New Year’s Resolutions. And the approximate chances of you keeping them for more than thirty five seconds.