By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

Determining the point when something cool becomes passé is a trend-watcher's dream -- but sometimes a tough call. But in this age of "What's Next?", I think it's fair to say that the Iverson-Brown feud is a done issue (until AI gets traded) and dumping on Griffey implies that there's no other prominent athletes to dump on.

The mission of the "What's Hot, What's Not" list is to give you emerging -- and different -- talking points for your office coffee break, after-work bar-hopping or dating scene. Spread the love:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Renewed '80s rivalry Pistons-Celtics Yankees-Red Sox
Webber 'fro-with-headband

The Kobe
Home-court advantage Mark Cuban's money Cowbells
The Nets
wuz robbed
Duncan over Kidd Carlisle over Scott
Prep-to-pro head-turner Carmelo Anthony
Lenny Cooke
Things to do in Cincinnati beside pile on Griffey Marvel at Jose Rijo Wonder when that
Reds division lead is
gonna collapse
Iverson nickname The Pit Bull The Answer
Kournikova exploiter Page 2 Penthouse
Mariners' stadium conduct policies Sankees Yuck Keepin' it clean
Iverson trade rumor
For Vince Carter

For Ray Allen
Soccer star
Landon Donovan

Roberto Baggio
power brokers
International team-owners AAU coaches
Endorsement goddess
Sarah Fisher
(IRL driver)

Anna Kournikova
(stalled performances)
Patrick Lalime

Dominik Hasek
Super-sub Lucious Harris The Hornets' bench
NBA draft
marketing strategy
Change name from
"Jason" to "Jay"
Hold closed-door
workout for Knicks
What Missouri
fans will miss about Wesley Stokes, who decided to transfer
His wild hair His wild decision-making
What flattens
Brian Griese?
TD's slammin' parties DEs through a porous O-line
Baseball club

Why a P.R. firm quits a client like Mike Tyson Because he is, um, insane? Don't want other clients
to be killed
by association
Fashion statement Sweatband on the ankle Sweatband on the forearm
Movie opening Steamy "Unfaithful" Clownish "New Guy"
Acronym World Wildlife Fund (WWF) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE, formerly WWF)
Candidate to host "Millionaire" in syndication Kornheiser/Wilbon Mike Tyson
Home-court advantage The Hangar (Dallas) The Hive (Charlotte)

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays.