Just like last year, we're counting showcasing the people, ideas and memes that made Deadspin 2009 shine. Today: Horndoggery.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

Before this year, Steve Phillips was known as the silver-haired former Mets GM who enjoyed the occasional imaginary press conference. Then he met a production assistant named Brooke and his whole world fell apart.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

Newly-Twittered Erik Kuselias can lay claim to being the first person associated with this totally made-up word that caused many a Bristolite to hide underneath their desk for one afternoon and offer blanket apologies to their wives. A woman named Kate Lacey (who?) and a man named David Berson did not have their contracts renewed as a result of the scandal. Plus, Deadspin is no longer welcome to visit ESPN's studios as a result.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

Former Titans/Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was shot to death by one of his mistresses, which led to the exposing of the man's very active private life.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

Ah, Rick Pitino. He's a Catholic man, still saddened by 9/11, who once had crazy sex with a bug-eyed behatted lady named Karen Sypher in a Louisville restaurant just because he could. Hey may have paid the woman to abort the child, but that fact is one only he and God will know about it.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

A horny couple decided the perfect place to consummate was the ornate VIP bathroom in Jerry Jones' new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Of course, plenty of people were there to photograph and video the frantic pumping on the floor.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

And then along came Tiger. Eldrick Woods presented himself as upstanding family man, who stayed at home and played video games, when he was actually out banging half of the country's porn stars and cocktail waitresses. Woods admitted his rampant infidelity on his website and proceeded to take some time off while the tabloid media swarmed.

The Year In...Sports Sex Scandals

Oh yeah. And this dude banged a car.