Happy New Year!

The Bullz-Eye Staff would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! 2009 was a challenging year for many people given the weak economy and the job market, but hopefully we were able to add some fun and entertainment along with way. So, have a drink, be safe, and get ready for the new year!

Also, if you’re looking for a drink concoction to share with your gal pal as you ring in the new year, check out this Red Velvet Martini from Shelly Perry at Pantry Diaries! Remember – focus on what she likes to drink! You’ll thank us later.

  

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Biggest sports betrayals of the decade

As part of our Decade Debates for sports, editors from Bullz-Eye.com and The Scores Report addressed the 10 biggest betrayals of the decade. The top item was easy, as the Brett Favre saga consumed the sports world for several years, and Packer fans had to see him in a Vikings uniform.

1. Brett Favre retires his way to the Vikings.

After two or three years of flirting with retirement, Brett Favre (supposedly) hung ‘em up for good at a teary press conference in March of 2008. But his career wasn’t even close to over. A month later he tells the Packers that he wants to come back, so Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson schedule a trip down to Mississippi to talk it over, but Favre cancels at the last minute. Enough is enough, they decide – the Packers move on. But Favre can’t understand (now that he wants to unretire, again) why the Packers won’t just release him. He really wants to play for the Vikings, so he can stick it to Ted Thompson, because Thompson didn’t want him (after he said Favre could come back, twice) but TT won’t have any of that. The savvy GM works out a deal that sends Favre to the Jets, but despite some MVP-caliber play over the first dozen weeks, he never really invests himself in the team. He injures his throwing arm and the Jets go into a tailspin, missing the playoffs. He retires again and the Jets grant him his release, so now he’s free to sign with the Vikings. Packer Nation throws up in its mouth. In two regular season games, Favre torches the Packers (throwing for 515 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions) in the game in Green Bay, basically burning Lambeau Field down. In Favre’s dream scenario, the Vikings beat the Packers again in the playoffs en route to a Super Bowl win. Will it happen? God, we hope not. – John Paulsen

Check out the entire list and leave your comments.

  

JibJab year in review

Here’s another great video from JibJab.com. The 2009 year in review has some great stuff – look closely or you’ll miss some stuff. The Tiger Woods and Carrie Prejean items are some of the best.

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Smack talk for the college bowl games

Who’s going to win the National Championship? Alabama or Texas?

Check out the smack talk threads over at The Scores Report and let us know who you think will win the BCS bowl games, and feel free to offer up some smack talk as well. Also, don’t let your gripes with the BCS ruin yur fun on New Year’s Day. There are some pretty good matchups this year, like Ohio State vs. Oregon. So far it looks like more people think the Ducks are going to win.

As for a playoff, here’s John Paulsen’s take on what an eight-team playoff would have looked like this year.

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Done shopping yet?

If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, you can still check out our holiday gift guide for some last-minute ideas. It’s too late to order stuff online but help us put your lists together as you brave the stores with the other procrastinators. We cover everything from gadgets to DVDs to music, and we have sections devoted to gifts for your gal and gifts that fit your budget. For more shopping help, we’ve also added some new web guides to our Stuff to Buy channel, covering coupons, consumer guides and shopping clubs.