"2012 The Year of JP" is slowly coming to an end. As the Grateful Dead said: "what a long strange trip it's been." As long as the Mayans were wrong and the world doesn't come to an end on December 21st, here are some Christmas wishes, New Year's resolutions and predictions I would like to see happen in 2013.
My Christmas wishes:
That Jeff Caves will finally come up with the Holy Grail of mispronunciations so that we can forever say: "well, it won't ever get any better than that one." And, that the word "Jeff" will officially be introduced into Websters dictionary next to those other popular 4-letter swear words.
For Chadd Cripe of the Statesman I wish that Boise State football Chris Petersen would announce shortly after spring ball that he will not be entertaining any job offers, thus sparing Chadd the obligation of asking uncomfortable questions at the end of the season.
For Idaho Statesman sports columnist Brian Murphy I wish that Commissioner Mike Aresco will make him the Big East Conference "Press Secretary."
For Idaho Statesman Sports Editor Mike Prater that he splurges for a matching tattoo on his other calf, thus leading to a touching reunion with his tattoo artist Joseph from Hungary!
And I have two wishes for me. First, for a better ventilation system in the KTIK studio that will clean the air coming from the other side of the glass where Caves and Prater sit. And, that the Ohio State Buckeyes and Urban Meyer will hoist the National Championship trophy after a dominating win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Some fearless predictions for 2013:
SI.COM's Stewart Mandel will cash in on the "Johnny Football" craze by legally changing his name to Stewart Manziel and adopting the moniker "Stewy Football."
No less than nine professional athletes will do something stupid that gets them in trouble with the law.
Tiger Woods will win a major golf tournament sparking another round of debate on whether or not he will break Jack Nicklaus' record.
Rory McIlroy will win his 3rd major golf tournament sparking another round of debate on whether or not he will win more majors than Tiger Woods.
Jerry Jones will finally announce that he is taking over as head coach, offensive coordinator, and special teams coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
Resolutions I would like to see happen in 2013:
For Caves and Prater to get their combined weight over 650 pounds so the name of the show can be changed to "Prater and the fat Man."
For the San Diego Chargers to hire former Boise State coach Dirk Koetter as their new head coach.
For Tampa Bay Bucs running back Doug Martin to embrace the Muscle Hamster nickname and cash in on it with endorsements.
For there to be an occasion to get the PETA lady on "Prater and the fat Man" to discuss the injustices of donkey basketball.
For people to stop talking about Tony Romo like he is an elite quarterback and treat him like the overrated and underachieving quarterback that he is.