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Oklahoma sports New Year's resolutions for 2014

by Erik Horne Published: December 31, 2013
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Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are hoping their new year includes an NBA championship. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are hoping their new year includes an NBA championship. Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman

Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions. We try our best to keep them. We struggle — we eat that candy bar, smoke that cigarette, lose that bet.

Well, let’s play a game. Rather than put the pressure on ourselves to start the new year, why don’t we try to match these Oklahoma sports figures with their New Year’s Resolution.

No pressure here. Just line up the resolution on the left with the appropriate sports figure on the right.

Resolutions                                                                      Sports figure

1. Find a quarterback(s)                                                  A. Justin Blackmon

2. Keep rabbit’s foot knee for good luck                   B. Kevin Durant

3. Be like Wes Lunt                                                            C. Travis Ford

4. Find a competent NFL franchise                            D. Blake Griffin

5. Win Naismith Player of the Year                            E. Mike Gundy

6. Find a big man                                                                F. Trevor Knight

7. Release a new shoe design every day                  G. Jeremy Lamb

8. Be like Sam Bradford                                                   H. Kendrick Perkins

9. Keep my hands to myself (no fighting)                I. Mason Rudolph

10. Smile more                                                                    J. Marcus Smart

11. Stay out of trouble/stay on the field                  K. Bob Stoops

12. Make people forget the beard                               L. Brandon Weeden

13. Get that new gig contract extension                  M. Russell Westbrook

Feel free to suggest any other New Year’s Resolutions for any other Oklahoma sports figures, past, present or future. And if you’ve got better suggestions for the figures above, I’m all ears.

Oh, if you were curious, here are the answers.

by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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