By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

OK, folks, back to World Cup class: Patriotism -- good. Jingoism -- bad. Patriotism: Passionately rooting for your own country. Jingoism: Passionately rooting for your own country ... and against the other countries. Hey, throw on an official jersey, join the rest of the cool kids and watch our squad -- the biggest bandwagon this side of Luis Castillo -- on Friday morning.

But win or lose, it's a sportsmanship thing these days, apparently forgotten in Italy, where the Korean guy who scored the winning goal against the Abruzzi was booted off his bush-league Italian team. (Oh, he can probably find work in South Korea these days.) I'm not suggesting that you swap button-down shirts with that German guy in the cubicle next to you before you head home for the weekend, but now that the World Cup is down to an elite eight, it's hip to work on your own status as a gracious player.

Now you that you've got the scoop on one thing that's cool, take a look at the rest of what's hot and what's not this week. Feel free to share with your co-workers (remember: jersey-swapping optional), buddies and significant others:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Barry Bonds' attitude Kick some tail his own damn self Wait for pitchers to help him out
Pointless gesture Boycotting All-Star Game Trying to avert September strike
Hypocrisy Runner Alan Webb goes pro; no one cares College hoopsters go pro; everyone yelps
Dramatic way to win a game Golden goals Walk-off home runs
Maybe worth about half the price of a movie ticket "Juwanna Mann" Juwan Howard
NBA draft hype Amare Stoudamire Caron Butler
Steroids debate forum Congress Magazines
Saving baseball
Luis Castillo

The rest of the Florida Marlins
John Elway post-retirement career Arena Football League team owner Beer pitchman
'80s NBA character-turned-WNBA-coach Bill Laimbeer (Detroit Shock) Michael Cooper (L.A. Sparks)
Authentic baseball lingo "Base knocks" "Base hits"
Todd Bridges

South Korea
Where to find young domestic baseball talent Independent leagues Draft
Pitching-arm angle Submarine Sidearm
MLB insanity Fining Estes for not hitting Clemens Did we mention the probable September strike?
Trail Blazer trade bait Zach Randolph Damon Stoudamire
Griffey watch How sour can he get? What will happen in Seattle?
Season-ticket marketing scheme Rebates if the team doesn't make playoffs Fielding an entertaining team that will just win consistently
World Cup bandwagon, Part I
United States

World Cup bandwagon, Part II

Weekend action flick "Minority Report" "Bourne Identity"
New look Spurs logo sans tropical colors Bills uniforms
David Beckham gel-thin

Clint Mathis Mohawk
PGA fan fave
Phil Mickelson

Sergio Garcia
Britney Spears' career vehicle (and shameless plug) Sports-movie star Pop star

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