Is there a bigger one-week slice of American zeitgeist
than the Super Bowl? We don't think so. So as you
prepare for your Super Bowl (or Super Bowl ads) party,
be sure to check out the list of what's "in" and
what's "out" in Jacksonville this week.
That way, you can be sure to impress the other
partygoers, not to mention the usual battery of people
you impress with the Hot/Not List: co-workers,
drinking pals and the hot date you lied about to your co-workers and drinking pals.
Want a quick summary? Anything T.O. is hot; but
teammate Freddie Mitchell? FredEx is totally played
out, as you'll see. Read on:
|WHAT'S HOT, WHAT'S NOT: SUPER BOWL XXXIX|
|Blond celebs to be seen with||
|Storyline||T.O.'s status||Anything else|
|Freddie Mitchell||Desperate to be a star||Actually a star|
|Eagerly anticipated ad subject||Deodorant gets you hotties||Erectile dysfunction gets you hotties|
|Verboten ad||Bud Light Janet parody||Mickey Rooney's butt|
|Ride around town||Cruise ships||Caddies|
|Next season's trend||Import a Brady-type QB||Import a TO-type WR|
|Pats players' ideology||Every SB is special||"Dynasty" talk|
|Pats fans' ideology||We're disrespected!||We're disrespected!|
|Eagles players' ideology||Footloose and fancy-free||Distracted by TO, SB hype|
|Eagles fans' ideology||We're disrespected!||We're disrespected!|
|Feel-good story||Eagles TE Jeff Thomason||Freddie Mitchell|
|Gambling storyline||T.O. impact||The spread|
|Anthem singer we'd like to see||
|Style to emulate||Belichick's calm||Reid's gruff|
|Rising star||Lito Sheppard||Freddie Mitchell|
|Party||Anything by men's mags||Anything by Pats fans|
|TV-ad theme||Anything but nudity||Shock value|
|High expectations||B. Westbrook/C. Dillon||Freddie Mitchell|
|Superlative (if Pats win)||Best. Team. Ever.||Biggest. Karma. Boomerang.|
|Superlative (if Eagles win)||Biggest. Upset. Ever.||Pats. Best. Ever.|
|Conventional wisdom -- Tom Brady||
Better than Montana?
Better than Manning?
|Conventional wisdom -- Donovan McNabb||
Next John Elway
Next "Black QB in Super Bowl"
|SB Music Entertainment||Eclectic||E-crunk-tic|
|Best TEAM ever||
|Bold prediction||Eagles win by a little||Patriots win by a lot|
|MVP prediction||One of the two QBs||Freddie Mitchell|
Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "Daily Quickie" commentary appears every weekday morning.