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Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Updated: October 25, 12:28 PM ET
What's hot, not for the week

By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan shows Phil Jackson how to do soul without a soul patch.
When it comes to starting fads, Michael Jordan is as successful off the court as he is on it. The "bald" look? Made popular by the follic-ly challenged MJ. Baggy shorts? The Fab Five were just trying to be like Mike. At the '92 Olympics, Jordan's goatee sparked a summer craze.

Hair Jordan has done it again: His look for the fall -- a patch of hair at the end of his chin -- will become the facial-hair expression on both the NBA circuit, in college hoops and at your local Y game.

Make no mistake: The soul patch has been out for more than a year, so shave under your lip -- for goodness' sake, you look like a fool -- but keep that razor away from your chin. For more on the cutting edge, check out the list below:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Expos in Boston 162-game Fenway season-ticket plans Pedro as best player in town (it'd be Vlad)
Hold-your-breath baseball play
The toe-the-line bunt!

The home-run-robbing wall-catch
"Howe" will he do? Mets don't need
"players' coach"
Style turns them
into "A's East"
K-Rod
Rookie jitters

Unstoppable phenom
Angels re: Bonds Finally got it right What are a couple HRs?
BCS poll Table complaints until December, please Whining
MJ's biggest problem Blackmail A rusty jump shot
Pride o' Tampa
Lightning

Devil Rays (even with Lou)
Indy on the Colts Fight for 'em! L.A. can have 'em!
David Stern Hilarious ad spots Why be commish?
Yao Ming's skills Free-throw shooting Defense
Spurrier's guy
Back to the Gainesville connection

No rookie's gonna sink me!
Heisman bandwagon
Philip Rivers

Seneca Wallace
Notre Dame Florida State will crush them Irish run the table
Chris Childs Insult -- Robbed at gunpoint Injury -- Benched for weight
Nolan Richardson Unemployment
is better than ...
... El Paso
Matt Millen Oh, sure, it was all a psychological ploy No, seriously: cowards everywhere!
How to gain MasterCard-like immortality Just go to
work every day
Some type of
clutch home run
New Balance Adventure shoes Running shoes
Weekend flick
"Jackass"
(Oh, admit it, you're curious)

"Ghost Ship"
Friday's discussion How good Sweetness was Emmitt can have Sunday

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.