What's hot, not in Washington sports
By Dan Shanoff
Special to ESPN.com

With SportsCenter pulling into Washington it's appropriate to put the Hot-Not lens on our nation's capital.

Here's a snapshot of what's cool and what's passé, whether you are from the area, visiting at some point or just wondering what's so hot that SC bothered to come to town:

What's Hot 'n' Not in Washington sports
Category Hot Not
Spring-training fan fave
Jerry Hairston

Brady Anderson
Expectations for Terps National title or bust Conveniently forgetting a decade of early-round dismissals
Jersey to be seen wearing Juan Dixon Patrick Ewing retro
Controversy What to do with Stephen Davis? Orioles not fans of DC baseball
Pro-sports nostalgia Washington Diplomats (NASL) Washington Federals (USFL)
Rookie Brendan Haywood Kwame Brown
Wizards fan
Steve Spurrier

Tim Russert
Offensive mentality Fun 'n' Gun Gridlock
Saint Joe Gibbs Richie Petitbon
Water-cooler whisper Um, what's the deal with Kwame Brown? Um, what's the deal with Tyronn Lue?
Fan-friendly sports-team owner Ted Leonsis Peter Angelos
Pro-hoops nostalgia Wes Unseld in the paint John Williams at the buffet
Retro Redskins

Owner-about-town Dan Snyder Abe Pollin
Sex symbol pol
Donald Rumsfeld

John Edwards
See-and-be-seen sports event Jabbo-Kenner summer-league hoops Georgetown football
Power pair on Sunday morning George Stephanopolous-Claire Shipman Sam Donaldson-Cokie Roberts
Retired wide receiver Chris Doering Steve Largent
City-wide humiliation Bringing Mike Tyson fight to town Building up downtown Arena district
Occupation Corporate training Lobbyist
Branch of government Legislature Judiciary
Restaurant Café Milano J. Paul's
Concert venue The Birchmere (Alexandria, Va.) US Airways Arena (Landover, Md.)
Museum Phillips Collection Air & Space
City pol Marion Barry Anthony Williams
Phone system Wizards season tickets 9-1-1
Pick-up line "I'm all-ACC." "I'm a Congressman."
Exercise venue Capital Crescent Trail Health clubs
Golf course Four Streams Congressional
Wizard scoring sensation Courtney Alexander Richard Hamilton
D.C. baseball team
Montreal Expos

Baltimore Orioles
Basketball fashion statement High socks Braids
Local college UDC George Washington
Sports anchor Jill Sorenson Dyrol Joyner
High school hoops power Magruder H.S. (public) Montrose Christian (factory)
Athlete alma mater
University of Florida

University of North Carolina
Must-read column City Paper's "Loose Lips" Post's "Advice for Under-30 Crowd"
Music Go-Go Alternative
Neighborhood to live in Cleveland Park Georgetown
Night club Modern Platinum
Coach Marvin Lewis Ron Wilson
Presidential extended family Lauren Bush Noelle Bush
Flip-flop senator Jim Jeffords Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Rhetoric "Strategic Influence" Straight talk
Vacation spot Crawford, Texas Martha's Vineyard
Congressional competition Summer softball Pick-up hoops
Power lunch spot The Caucus Room The Palm
Local band Chuck Brown Group Vertical Horizon
Capitol Hill point guard Tom Daschle Tom DeLay
Suburb Bethesda, Md. Arlington, Va.
WNBA Mystics fan fave Chamique Holdsclaw Nikki McCray

Dan Shanoff is a regular contributor to Page 2.



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