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January 24 2002

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989 SPORTS® TO PUT 6-0 SUPER BOWL RECORD ON THE LINE IN NEW ORLEANS AT THE SEVENTH ANNUAL "GAME BEFORE THE GAME®"

989 SPORTS? TO PUT 6-0 SUPER BOWL RECORD ON THE LINE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

FOSTER CITY, Calif., January 24, 2002 - 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.

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