Some 2007 resolutions were exciting, but a scary prospect looms

The NFL should be headed for a happy New Year, as trends and story lines developed that made the game more intriguing this season. But in his review of 2007, John Clayton writes there is one scary prospect looming.

Originally Published: December 29, 2007
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The problem with the NFL and the New Year's holiday is that the timing isn't right.

For the NFL, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are usually workdays. The 17-week regular season often extends past Jan. 1, and even though the regular season ends this year on Dec. 30, teams are either preparing for the first round of the playoffs or preparing for exit interviews and organizational evaluations.

All of this makes it hard to make New Year's resolutions. The Super Bowl is ...

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