Page 2 vs. The New York Times

On Page 2's third birthday, Nick Bakay compares our beloved section with the nation's most venerable newspaper.

Updated: November 7, 2003, 3:17 PM ET
By Nick Bakay | Page 2 columnist

If ESPN.com is the cocktail, then Page 2 is the little umbrella -- it just makes it more fun to sip. But who could have predicted that sports journalism's answer to the Island of Misfit Toys would grow into a media behemoth?

As we celebrate our third birthday, it's time to take it to the next level: Can an upstart expansion franchise hold its own against an institution? That's right, Page 2 vs. The New York Times.

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