What, just because it's January you suddenly want to do something that's not eating and drinking all the time? FINE. Here're eight actually super-sweet recreational sports leagues (Chessboxing! Dodgeball! Wait... what's Chessboxing?) that also involve... lots of drinking and eating after games. What? Just because you don't want to do it all the time doesn't mean you want to not do it at all.
Meets: Thursdays (cornhole) and Sundays (kickball, flag football, volleyball, dodgeball)
Location: Busby’s East on Thursdays and Parks around West LA on Sundays
Relive your former glory days as the champion kickballer/cornholer/dodgeballer/ballerballer(?) of your school while also having a shload of fun with one of the city’s best coed multi-sport leagues, which also throws an occasional "Sunday Funday" league that does crazy stuff like sumo wrestling and life-sized foosball. Plus, you can show off your beer pong skills at the after-game parties held at nearby bars.
Next sign-up date: Now for available sports until spots are full
Meets: Tuesdays (North Hollywood), Wednesdays (Glassell Park and Highland Park), Thursdays (Venice), and Sundays (Glassell Park)
Location: North Hollywood, Glassell Park, Highland Park, and Venice
Neither yachts or Eagle Rock are involved here (sorry), but, thankfully, dodgeballs totally are. The league has a pretty solid philosophy, too: "Make new friends, throw balls at old ones, and support your local community at the same time." Words to live by.
Next sign-up date: Now, games begin the week of 1/20