by Matt Dolloff
New Year’s Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep. It’s often because the goal is too big, or simply unattainable. But you also need to take responsibility for failing to stick to it.
We here at WZLX wish all of these celebrities can adopt these New Year’s Resolutions we’ve suggested for them, and actually follow through. Some of them have to try harder than others, but successful resolutions would make life better for everyone involved.
Some of these people are only important around here, while others will have fans worldwide waiting to see what they do. We’re looking at you, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones…
But there’s also Mayor Menino, who we hopefully still get to see on TV, and the Boston sports teams who are oh-so-close to winning a championship. And Yuengling simply cannot return to Massachusetts soon enough.
Here are 10 New Year’s Resolutions we hope become realities in 2014:
Tom Brady: Win Super Bowl #4!
If Tom Terrific can overcome his recent playoff inconsistency and lead the Patriots to their fourth Super Bowl win since the start of the Brady – Belichick era, it would be his finest performance yet. Considering everything the Pats have had to go through this season, it’s remarkable that they yet again won 12 games and earned a playoff bye. They have as good a chance of anyone of making the Super Bowl – winning it would be tough, but ring #4 would be huge for Brady’s legacy.
Mother Nature: Go easy on us this winter
It might already be too late – there’s reportedly 6+ inches of snow on the way this Thursday and Friday. But once that’s out of the way, maybe Mother Nature could take it easy with the snow and extreme cold weather…Maybe???
Led Zeppelin: Can we get a reunion?
This is just going to become more and more of a longshot as time goes on, but famous rock stars know a thing or two about following their dreams. We can dream of a Led Zeppelin reunion tour, and we hope Robert Plant will change his tune on that at some point in 2014.
Mayor Menino: Find a way to stay in the public eye
For us, the saddest part of Mayor Menino’s retirement is the thought that he might not make as many public appearances. His shortcomings in the public speaking department have become endearing to Bostonians over time, and they can only get better when he doesn’t have the responsibility of running the city. We don’t want to lose that. But hey, he’ll always be “Mayor Menino” to us and surely he won’t completely disappear…Right?
Rolling Stones: Give us one last big tour!
The Rolling Stones look to be winding down in terms of live touring, so one last big run around the world would be a great gift to fans everywhere – and certainly another big pull for their wallets. If we could take it a step further…Two nights at Fenway Park? Make it happen!
Bill Belichick: Keep improving Patriots defense – and maybe smile a little more?
Bill should also be focusing on winning another Super Bowl as 2014 kicks off, and clearly he is. But the biggest issue on the Patriots remains the defense, which dropped way off after losing Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly and Jerod Mayo. Those injuries would hurt any defense greatly, but the goal here is depth: get some extra guys for the roster so a major injury wouldn’t completely screw them over.
MBTA: Expand late-night service
The MBTA is officially expanding its service past 3AM on weekends starting in the spring, and it’s up to you, the passenger, to make it a success. There will surely be thousands upon thousands of people stumbling out of bars at 2AM glad to be able to hop on the T instead of grabbing a taxi, especially in areas like Faneuil Hall. Once it proves successful, it’s up to the T to make the service permanent all week. You can do it!
Red Sox: Prove that 2013 was not a fluke
The Red Sox will field roughly the same team in 2014 as the group who improbably won the World Series in 2013, so there’s no reason to believe they won’t be in the thick of the playoff race once again. They also have an up-and-coming star in Xander Bogaerts and plenty of young pitching coming up through the farm system, so they should be able to sustain the success of the 2013 turn-around – but they still have to execute!
Yuengling Lager: Get back here sooner rather than later!
Yuengling Lager is officially returning to Mass. liquor store shelves in 2014 after over 20 years away, but an official date has not been set. Can we set the date ourselves? January 1. Please and thank you.
Danny Ainge: Get a superstar player for the Celtics
This is easier said than done. For the Celtics, it’s practically impossible to lure a big-name free agent to Boston, so their best option for acquiring a superstar player is through a big trade or the draft. The draft looks out right now, because they’re playing reasonably well and won’t finish in the bottom 5 of the league, so Danny Ainge needs to pull off another version of the Kevin Garnett trade from 2007 – trade several medium-to-small pieces for one major piece. It’s not impossible, but many strings need to be pulled for it to happen.
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