So, the next few days will be chock full of end-of-year retrospectives. We'll do our own as well. Today: Dushbag central.

What does it take for a man to be considered a douchebag? It's a unique combination of swagger, conceitedness, and an overwhelming odor of self-importance that just knocks people over. Oh, and maybe some hair products. But even the douchiest of douchebags cannot compete with the almighty "Dushbag." And 2008 had some real prizes.

Roger Clemens set the gold standard:

Lies on "60 Minutes"

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Takes on Congress

Emails with Brian McNamee, calls writer "Dushbag"

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Wife was also enhanced

Had some dalliances

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Apologizes — kind of

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Brett Favre was a pretty close second:

Itched

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Scratched

Competed

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Cockblocked

Dick

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Headed to Tampa!

Yay Jets!

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Shared offensive secrets

Blew it

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Sean Avery got sloppy:

Interned

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Charmed

Distraction technique

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Sloppy seconded

Released

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Phil Savage emails angry:

Go root for Buffalo

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Apologizes

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Will Clark: • Cackles