For Chris Hill • enjoying the TV money and weathering the eroding fan base all those Pac-12 losses bring him.
For Tyrone Corbin • finding a way to productively play Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap, Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter.
For Kevin O'Connor • finding a way to trade a big with an expiring contract.
For the Jazz • committing to win more than a third of their road games.
For the Clippers • losing one game before the playoffs start.
For Gordon Hayward • becoming a consistent scorer.
For Dwight Howard • restoring a decent reputation.
For Tiger Woods • rewiring his mind and soul enough to win another major.
For Rory McIlroy • winning two majors.
For Deron Williams • killing another coach.
For Chris Paul • getting an MVP.
For Mike Trout • getting an MVP.
For Adrian Peterson • getting an MVP.
For Peyton Manning • winning comeback player of the year.
For Chuck Pagano • keeping good health.
For Andrew Luck • winning rookie of the year.
For Damian Lillard • winning rookie of the year.
For Bronco Mendenhall II • falling in love with a good quarterback.
For Kyle Whittingham II • beating bad Pac-12 teams.
For the NHL • getting a clue.
For MLB • having a World Series that people will actually watch.
For Dale Murphy • tallying enough votes to get inducted into the Hall.
For Kyle Van Noy • having a great(er) senior season.
For Cody Hoffman • shaving two-tenths of a second off the 40 time.
For Star Lotulelei • hiring a good investment banker.
For Ziggy Ansah • hiring a good writer to pen his biography.
For Gary Andersen • living down that money and his ambition always superseded caring about the kids.
For Matt Wells • convincing the kids that he cares more about them no, no, really than money and his ambition.
For Chuckie Keeton • being named an All-American.
For Utah State football • beating USC (some team from Utah has to do it).
For BYU football • remembering what phase of the game put its program on the map.
For Utah football • recruiting enough athletes to win half its conference games.
For Utah football fans • scraping all those Pac-12 stickers off their car windows.
For Utah State football II • getting into a big bowl game.
For Utah State football fans • filling their own stadium every week.
For Dave Rose • getting a win in the NIT.
For Brandon Davies • staying out of early foul trouble.
For Tyler Haws • running off a thousand screens.
For Larry Krystkowiak • drawing half a house for a home game.
For Stew Morrill • defeating a quality opponent.
For Lone Peak High • becoming the fourth-best team in the state, behind the Jazz, BYU and USU.
For Utah basketball • earning back respect.
For Brian Johnson • learning quickly.
For Brandon Doman • changing jobs.
For Ty Detmer • taking the wheel of BYU's offense.
For Andy Reid • gathering himself for a year before finding a new job.
For American tennis • developing a star on the men's side.
For Jeff Hornacek • getting hired as a head coach.
For Taysom Hill • dropping back behind a sound offensive line.
For Travis Wilson • dropping back behind a sound offensive line.
For Alex Smith • being appreciated.
For Lance Reynolds • floating on a raft in the Caribbean somewhere.
For Derrick Favors • averaging 35 minutes a game.
For Enes Kanter • averaging 25 minutes a game.
For Alec Burks • averaging 15 minutes a game.
For Jimmer Fredette • getting traded.
For the Jazz II • using their financial flexibility to gain a top-drawer, pass-first point guard who can set the pace of games offensively and play a little D.
For Jazz fans • driving on fumes of potential and patience for yet another season.
Gordon Monson hosts "The Big Show" weekdays from 3-7 p.m. on 1280 AM and 97.5 FM The Zone. Twitter: @GordonMonson.