NFL'S Top Players Compete in 989 Sports'™ Locker Room Challenge On Eve of Super Bowl XXXV for Title as the League's Champion On NFL GameDay™ 2001 for PlayStation®2


Eight NFL Players Including NFL MVP Marshall Faulk of the St. Louis Rams

Plus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Shaun King and Miami Dolphins' Lamar Smith

Pitted in Single-Elimination Tournament at the 989 Sports' NFL Players Party

  WHAT:  The 989 Sports™ "Locker Room Challenge" pits eight of the NFL's
         top players in a single-elimination tournament playing the popular
         football videogame NFL GameDay™ 2001 for the PlayStation®2
         computer entertainment system.  Slated to compete in this year's
         Locker Room Challenge are St. Louis Rams running back and league
         most valuable player Marshall Faulk, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
         quarterback Shaun King, Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy
         Smith, Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Smith, Detroit Lions
         quarterback Charlie Batch, Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman John
         Randle, Denver Broncos running back Mike Anderson and Oakland
         Raiders running back Zach Crockett.  Last year, Washington Redskins
         cornerback Champ Bailey took home the crown as Locker Room
         Challenge champion.
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         NFL GameDay™ 2001 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
         system features all 31 NFL teams and players, amazingly realistic
         3D player and stadium models and numerous new motion-captured moves
         from 13 NFL players.  NFL GameDay 2001 is complete with running
         back Marshall Faulk of the World Champion St. Louis Rams providing
         strategic input and appearing on the title's box cover plus
         announcers Dick Enberg and Phil Simms calling all the NFL
         excitement.  NFL GameDay 2001 is available now at retail.

  WHERE: Cuban Club
         2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba
         Tampa, FL

  WHEN:  4:00 p.m., Saturday, January 27

  * Marquee NFL players challenging each other on NFL GameDay 2001 for the
    PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system

  * Fans enjoying the pre-Super Bowl festivities as they cheer for their
    favorite NFL players competing in NFL GameDay 2001

  * Post-event interviews with players following the "Locker Room Challenge"
    are available.

  Jamie Tica
  Sony Computer Entertainment America/989 Sports
  phone: 858-824-5854
  pager: 888-501-SONY
  cellular: 858-336-5399

  Scott Floyd
  Bragman Nyman Cafarelli
  phone: 310-274-7800
  cellular: 310-722-6162

  Also visit our web site for more information.

PRNewswire -- Jan. 27


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SOURCE: Sony Computer Entertainment America