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Thursday, February 13, 2003
Updated: February 15, 10:59 AM ET
Where's the love on Valentine's Day?

By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

This Valentine's Day, it's not enough to say "What's Hot" and "What's Not" (though your V-Day evening might be hot -- but if you forget the flowers, expect "not"). The key trend barometer is "love," and if you're out of favor, "no love," naturally.

Check out the list below: It's chock full of the latest in sports fads ... plus a few V-Day extras:

"What's Loved, What's Not Loved" in Sports
Category Love No Love
Dream date Anna K (obvious) NHL wives
Kings couple
C-Webb/Tyra Banks

The Christies
Serenade me
Mariah (wearing No. 23)

Shania (wearing leather)
V-Day lesson from "Joe Millionaire" Shower her with gifts Foundation of lies
Present he'll enjoy ESPN FullCourt Flowers
Kicks-as-gift New suede Air Jordans Light-up Shaq shoes
V-Day lesson from "Bachelorette" Be choosy Employ atrocious poetry
All heart
Warren Sapp

Terry Donahue
Go-to romantic move Call the next day Yawn-to-arm-around-shoulder
V-Day lesson from college hoops Midnight Madness Recruiting violations
Show you care with ... Iced-up wrists Tattoos
V-Day lesson from MLB in February Report early Seek arbitration
As long as you're buying me a jersey as a gift ...
Retro

Current
V-Day lesson from NBA rookies Try experienced partners (Amare Stoudemire) Stay on the bench (Mike Dunleavy Jr.)
V-Day lesson from Simon of "American Idol" Be honest Be a jerk
V-Day lesson from ad mascot
Go naked (Nike streaker)

Be aggressive (Terry Tate)
V-Day lesson from old Bulls Share (Pippen) Inconsistent PT (Cartwright)
V-Day lesson from NHL Use safety nets Having no money to spend
V-Day lesson from Colts
Displaying passion

Being an "idiot"
V-Day lesson from LeBron James Showing your mom love Getting something for nothing

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "Daily Quickie" commentary appears every weekday morning and his "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears weekly.