989 Sportsí Super Bowl XXXVII
989 Sports has announced their Game Before the Game today, which will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. at the W Hotel in San Diego, CA. The event places two marquee players against each other in NFL GameDay 2003, as it simulates the upcoming Super Bowl game. Strangely enough, the winner of the past 7 years has gone on to win the Super Bowl.
"All I know is the winner of that game went on to win the Super Bowl -- I wasn't about to lose that game," said Qadry Ismail of the Baltimore Ravens who defeated Jason Sehorn of the New York Giants in a precursor to Super Bowl XXXV. "And as it turned out, the Ravens won the Super Bowl. After I made it 6-0, I realized there is definitely some kind of mystique behind the Game Before the Game."
Game Before the Game - Year by Year Results
Super Bowl Champion
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 Bennet (GB) Terry Glenn (NE) Green Bay Packers
1996 Charles Haley (Dal) Carnell Lake (Pitt) Dallas Cowboys