One man’s annual countdown of the biggest miscreants, jerks, psychos, losers, mental defectives, morons, habitual criminal offenders, dirtbags and nitwits of the year:

10. The Miami Heat

Popular Canadian singer Michael Buble, a lifelong Canucks fan, skated with the team Tuesday at practice. The 36-year-old hit the post on a shootout attempt against Roberto Luongo and called the experience "just the greatest day of my life, really."

Buble, a multiple Grammy Award-winner who was the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, said he doesn't understand how the Canucks can be reviled around the league.

Longtime Philadelphia Daily News sports writer Bill Conlin, who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, was accused by relatives and former neighbors of sexually molesting children in the 1970s.

Soft-spoken children's singer Raffi Cavoukian is taking on loud-mouthed hockey analyst Don Cherry. Raffi, a Canadian who is best known for songs such as "Baby Beluga" and "Down by the Bay," started a Twitter campaign in which he encourages fans to mute Cherry following the former Bruins coach's rant against people who want to eliminate fighting from the sport.

Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey wasn't happy with his team's loss to the Texans Sunday. Shockey also was upset about what he considered a lack of decorum by Houston players during the national anthem.

"I was pretty upset in the way that they weren't showing respect to America during the national anthem," Shockey said. "There were about 10 players that didn't put their arms across their chest. This is America. You should at least respect America."

I remember telling people over and over again last year that Glen Davis held the key to the Celtics’ hopes in the playoffs against LeBron, D-Wade and the Heat.



Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified Friday morning during a preliminary hearing that he believes he saw former assistant Jerry Sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a locker room shower.

McQueary said he passed on this information to two since-departed Penn State officials, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, for whom the hearing was held.

On the day the Clippers introduced new guard Chris Paul, Lakers star Kobe Bryant questioned the future of his team. "I'm not sure what the hell the direction is, to be honest with you," he said, referring to the team's failed efforts to acquire Paul and subsequent trade of Lamar Odom to the defending champion Mavericks.

"I've never seen something like this unfold," Bryant added. "It's become somewhat of a mess."

Suspended Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh continues his parade of arrogant and obnoxious behavior. After rejoining his team Wednesday for the first time after his two-week suspension for stomping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving, Suh was defiant in an interview with the media on hand, insisting he won't change his game and that the focus is on the team, not him.

Asked if he's concerned about all the negative press he's been getting, he said: "It's not going to make me cry at night."

In a play that was somewhat similar to Bruins forward Milan Lucic's collision with Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, Rangers rookie Carl Hagelin was called for charging after knocking over Stars goalie Richard Bachman in Tuesday's game. However, in this case, Hagelin touched the puck first and tried to avoid the collision yet still was penalized.