The ball dropped, champagne was uncorked and tens of millions of people around the world just rang in the New Year with a kiss (some unsolicited). Now that the party is over and that headache is slowly transforming from a pounding throb to a dull ache, we can all take a step back and evaluate the year that passed and make plans for the one that lies ahead.
Yes, it’s 2013 and time to make New Year’s resolutions—maybe a few of them won't survive the entire 12 months, but it makes us feel like better human beings if we make the effort to change for the better and live life to its fullest.
For the biggest stars in sports, the next year can be a wildly successful one or an utter disaster, or somewhere in between. And while you and I may resolve to cut up that credit card or cut the vodka intake in half in 2013, an athlete’s life and career are measured by multimillion dollar contracts and championships.
So, I’ve rounded up some of the biggest names in sports, put myself in their shoes and came up with New Year's resolutions that would make the next year one to remember.