To quote one of the songs from my youth "everyone's got their own opinion and here's mine" (credit Black Happy - they recently got back together!). The same thing goes for New Years Resolutions. Most of these are not designed to be kept for a year, but are goals in an effort to make us all happier with ourselves.
Here are Seattle Sounders FC's resolutions if most of the authors here were in charge. Sometimes irreverent, others loitering at the far post with intent, they are us much an insight into ourselves as they are the team.
I'll go first
In 2011 Sigi Schmid will play Alvaro centrally at least 5 times.
In 2011 Fredy Montero will pass to a target forward in scoring position at least once a game.
In 2011 Joe Roth will open up the Hawks Nest for any game involving an opponent with a city in its name.
Jeremiah, you can also read his work at SBN - Soccer
In 2011 the Sounders will choose selling tickets over "selling out."
In 2011 ESPN will broadcast a game at Qwest and never mention the amazing atmosphere (because it will be a given).
In 2011 Fredy Montero will score a goal, point to the shield and prompt Arlo White to organically say "He's a www.Sounder at Heart.com."
In 2011 Sigi will not draft a player from UCLA or acquire a player from the Columbus Crew
In 2011 Nkufo will score at least 3 goals off of corner kicks
In 2011 Adrian will acquire a successor for Keller who doesn't give me an ulcer
In 2011 the Sounders will advance out of their CCL group
In 2011 Mike Fucito will get regular first team time as a wingerIn 2011 Steve Zakuani will have another double-digit goal scoring year and increase his asist total from 2010In 2011 the Sounders will win the Supporters Shield!
Graham, who doesn't write here enough, but you can see him at We Ain't Got No History
In 2011 the Sounders will play a formation that isn't 40 years old
In 2011 James Riley will learn how to tackle
In 2011 the Sounders will reach the MLS Cup Final
Kirsten, who writes at SBN-Seattle and 7500 to Holte and helps here as well
In 2011 the Sounders will win the Supporters Shield
In 2011 the rest of the world will realize how good Osvaldo Alonso really is
In 2011 I will breathe a sigh of relief because I will no longer have to wonder when, exactly, Nathan Sturgis will learn to pass the ball to the left
Aaron, also not listed on the masthead here like the last two and writes at 7500 to Holte.
In 2011 the center backs will keep the ball on the carpet.
In 2011 Sigi will instruct the center mids to play the ball at their feet and hold up play if necessary.
In 2011 the forwards will score a goal during the build up on a through ball.
In 2011 I will get better at sensing patterns.
What are your Sounders themed resolutions?