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

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. - 01/27/2001

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.         (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000510/SFW104-a )         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  VISUALS:  * 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.  CONTACTS:  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 http://www.989sports.com for more information.

PRNewswire -- Jan. 27

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