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January 26 2004

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TROY BROWN AND CAROLINA PANTHERS STEVE SMITH COMPETE IN A SUPER BOWL XXXVIII PREVIEW AT 989 SPORTS® 9TH ANNUAL “GAME BEFORE THE GAME®”

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS TROY BROWN AND CAROLINA PANTHERS STEVE SMITH COMPETE IN A SUPER BOWL XXXVIII PREVIEW AT 989 SPORTS® 9TH ANNUAL �GAME BEFORE THE GAME®�

Super Bowl XXXVIII Players Battle for the Inside Track to the Big Game Winners of the �Game Before The Game� Have Gone on to Super Bowl Victory Eight Consecutive Years

FOSTER CITY, Calif., January 26, 2004 � 989 Sports® will put its undefeated 8-0 record on the line Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at Hotel ICON in Houston, Texas, when Troy Brown of the New England Patriots and Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers meet head-to-head in a Super Bowl XXXVIII preview on NFL GameDay™ 2004 on the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system in the 9 th annual �Game Before The Game®�.

In what has become the most anticipated match-up during Super Bowl week, the �Game Before The Game� has seen marquee players including Keenan McCardell, Marshall Faulk, Qadry Ismail, Terrell Davis, and Troy Brown battle it out for virtual bragging rights, and eventually the Super Bowl Championship. The numbers don't lie; a perfect eight of the past eight �Game Before The Game� winners have gone on to win the big game.

�After the Super Bowl I had some time to think and there was definitely some pressure creeping when I was playing in the �Game Before The Game,� said Keenan McCardell of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who defeated Charlie Garner of the Oakland Raiders en route to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII and an 8-0 record for the �Game Before The Game.�  �Because of the undefeated record of the �Game Before The Game� predicting the winner of the Super Bowl, I knew we had a good chance, but I didn't want to let it get to me. I'm happy the record is still in tact because that means we won the Super Bowl. �

Hosted by Deion Sanders and Access Hollywood's Pat O'Brien, the 9 th annual �Game Before The Game� will put its unprecedented 8-0 record on the line at Super Bowl XXXVIII and be the place to find out which team is the early favorite to win the Super Bowl. Troy Brown and Steve Smith will be available for post-game interviews for the final time before the Super Bowl, and highlights will be available via satellite uplink following the action.

 

�Game Before The Game� � Year by Year Results

Year
Winner
Loser
Super Bowl Champion
2003
Keenan McCardell
(TB)
Charlie Garner
(Oak)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2002
Troy Brown
(NE)
Isaac Bruce
(StL)
New England
Patriots
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 Bennett
(GB)
Terry Glenn
(NE)
Green Bay Packers
1996
Charles Haley
(Dal)
Carnell Lake
(Pitt)
Dallas Cowboys

Satellite Uplink Information

KU-BAND TELSTAR 5 TRANSPONDER 25
DOWNLINK FREQ. 12144.0 MHz (H) Audio 6.2 6.8

January 28 � 22:45 p.m.-23:00 p.m. (ET)
January 29 � 12:30 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (ET)
January 29 � 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. (ET)

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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