I don’t think its a secret that 2011 could be a big year for Detroit in the sports world. While the 2010 seasons ended in disappointment for the Tigers, Red Wings and Pistons, 2011 is already looking up. The Lions are on a 3 game winning streak for the first time since the Kennedy administration, the Red Wings are at the top of the Western Conference again, the Tigers are making moves to be a contender for years to come and the Pistons… well, they have a chance at the #1 pick.
We have plenty of time until we figure out whether any of these great things will materialize, so now is the time for resolutions. Of course, no one actually keeps their New Years resolutions, so we thought we’d share some of the more realistic promises people might make for 2011 (and yes, these are totally meant to be broken).
Carlos Guillen will not be hampered by injuries in 2011.
Joe Dumars will trade Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince for young, cheap talent.
Jiri Hudler will score a goal. Just one.
Fox Sports Detroit’s “April in the D” ad campaign will have a catchy song that no one will get sick of.
Tom Izzo will have a voice after a basketball game.
Rich Rodriguez will refrain from doing something to embarrass the Michigan football program and the University of Michigan.
Greg Robinson will have a job.
So will John Kuester.
Textbook companies will realize that their prices are outrageous and work to meet the needs of the students that purchase them by lowering prices and relaxing copyright laws (/end rant).
Jim Leyland will give up smoking (yeah, too easy).
Charlie Villanueva will become a lockdown interior defender and learn how to rebound from Ben Wallace.
Terrelle Pryor will learn how to read.
Jim Harbaugh will coach at Michigan.
Mark Dantonio and Mike Babcock will collaborate to write a book called “Smiling: The Cure for Whatever Ails You.”
Brett Favre will retire.