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What's hot, not for the week

Updated: September 12, 2002, 11:51 AM ET
By Dan Shanoff | Page 2 columnist

Johnny Unitas made black high-top shoes hot before the Fab Five were even born. His flat-top was legendary (more on that in a sec). His No. 19 Colts jersey deserves a spot in the Retro-Jersey-As-Fashion Hall of Fame. But for those fans too young to see him play live, Johnny U's pop-cultural "cool" factor hit its peak in 1995, on "The Simpsons," of all places.

In a February episode, Unitas made a cameo, poking fun at ex-sports stars who dispassionately hock products on TV infomercials. ...

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