989 Sports® to Put 6-0 Super Bowl Record on the Line in New Orleans at The Seventh Annual 'Game Before the Game®'

Super Bowl XXXVI Contenders Battle for Gridiron Superiority on 989 Sports' NFL GameDay™ 2002 to Predict the Super Bowl Championship


989 Sports® will put its unprecedented 6-0 "Game Before the Game®" record on the line Thursday, January 31, 2002 at the Coca-Cola and America Online Present The NFL Experience at Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans when players from the NFC Championship team and AFC Championship team meet head-to-head in a Super Bowl preview on NFL GameDay™ 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

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In what has become one of the most anticipated match-ups during Super Bowl week, the "Game Before the Game" has seen marquee players battle it out for virtual bragging rights and eventually the Super Bowl Championship as a perfect six of the past six "Game Before the Game" winners have gone on to win the big game. Last year it was Qadry Ismail of the Baltimore Ravens who defeated Jason Sehorn of the New York Giants in a precursor to Super Bowl XXXV.

Open to the public beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the NFL Experience, this year Tom Arnold, host of FOX Sports' Best Damn Sports Show Period, will announce the action as the special guest host. "Game Before the Game" -- Year by Year Results

   Year Winner                Loser                  Super Bowl Champion
   2001 Qadry Ismail (Balt)   Jason Sehorn (NYG)     Baltimore Ravens
   2000 Marshall Faulk (StL)  Frank Wycheck (Tenn)   St. Louis Rams
   1999 John Mobley (Den)     Terance Mathis (Atl)   Denver Broncos
   1998 Terrell Davis (Den)   Robert Brooks (GB)     Denver Broncos
   1997 Edgar Bennet (GB)     Terry Glenn (NE)       Green Bay Packers
   1996 Charles Haley (Dal)   Carnell Lake (Pitt)    Dallas Cowboys

  About 989 Sports

989 Sports® is the sports software brand of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Known for its top-selling sports franchise titles such as NFL GameDay™, MLB™, NBA ShootOut, NHL FaceOff™, NCAA® Final Four® and NCAA® GameBreaker™, 989 Sports is committed to developing authentic and innovative sports games to appeal to both the professional athlete and hard-core sports videogame fan.

About Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ game console, and the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console and the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


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