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Thursday, August 1, 2002
What's hot, not for the week

By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

With the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony coming up this weekend, it's an appropriate time to step back and perhaps nominate a few regulars from the Hot List for the inaugural class of the "What's Hot, What's Not Hall of Fame."

Hall of Fame Hot (Qualification: Will never go out of style)
Nominees: '80s retro jerseys, sports movies starring Britney Spears, the Brooklyn Cyclones, growth-poster giveaways, Ben Wallace, Lance Armstrong, Samuel L. Jackson, postgame jersey-trading, Public golf courses, the 2-3 zone, Bruce Arena, Los Angeles Clippers and (of course) Mary Jane Watson (yes, the obligatory Kristen Dunst mention).

Hall of Fame Not Hot (Qualifications: Once hot, but now not ... forever)
Nominees: Headbands, "Juwanna Mann," Portugal soccer, bobblehead doll giveaways, Ryan Leaf, freezing relatives, Michael Westbrook, mullets, Lawrence Phillips, "We get no respect," golf-course discrimination, Bug Selig, Peter Angelos, network news shows

Now that you've got the scoop on the evergreen hip and permanently passé, take a look at the rest of what's hot and what's not this week. Feel free to share with your co-workers, buddies and significant others:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Gold-medal Olympic problem Russian mob French snob
Nouveau way to use Warren Sapp Catching passes as TE Blocking for Pittman as FB
Finally recognized football genius George Allen Hank Stram
Keon Clark's payday A snack for the munchies Potential deals up in smoke
Where to find Lance Armstrong New York City Cycling Championships Tour de Yawn
Best thing to ever happen to WNBA
Lisa Leslie's dunk

Sue Bird
Rookie RB
William Green

T.J. Duckett
MLB strike date Aug. 16 Sept. 1
Date fans will stop caring Aug. 17 Sept. 2
NCAA's biggest problem Eligibility rules under protest Sneaky summer recruiting
LPGA star 12-year-old Michelle Wie Golfer-model XXXXXX
NBA replay policy Is good for the game Will do more harm than good
Spurrier's guy
Sage Rosenfels

Pat Ramsey
Darius Miles' best pal DeSagana "Antennae" Diop Quentin Richardson
NBA remaining free agent Jeff McInnis Rashard Lewis
Stadium giveaways Lunchboxes Rubber ducks
QB battle Quincy Carter-Chad Hutchinson Jon Kitna-Gus Frerotte
Scariest sight on TV All-access to Jerry Jones All-access to Brian Billick
Danny Weurffel's value in Japan Karaoke god Starting QB
Weekend flick "Full Frontal" "The Master of Disguise"
Foresight 20/20 Michael Westbrook's injury Cliff Floyd unpacking bags in Montreal
Trade bait John Thomson Kenny Rogers
MLB deadlines Strike Trading
Retro uniforms
Redskins

Braves

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays. Got inside scoop on an up-and-coming trend? Want to declare something passé? Send this glimpse of your hipness to hotnotlist@yahoo.com.