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ESPN.COM GOES TO WASHINGTON MARCH 8-15

March 7, 2003

ESPN.com's Page 2 hits the road and heads to Washington, D.C., March 8-15 as part of ESPN Goes to Washington Presented by Budweiser, ESPN's look at sports in our nation's capital, including contributions and coverage from ESPN, SportsCenter, ESPN Classic, ESPN Radio and ESPN The Magazine.

Page 2, known for its sports humor, irreverence and insight, will take a close look at the heroes, villains, history, and special character of Washington, the sports town.

Highlights will include:

  • "Sports Guy Goes to Washington" Bill Simmons' daily dispatches from D.C., where he'll watch the Wizards play and dine with Washington native Red Auerbach;
  • A personal reminiscence by legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee;
  • An in-depth look at the state of the Redskins by ESPN.com senior NFL writer Len Pasquarelli;
  • Top 10 Washington Sports Villains, including the Dallas Cowboys and Daniel Snyder;
  • The real story behind the urban legend that former President Richard Nixon gave then-Head Coach George Allen a play to use in the Super Bowl, explained by Allen's daughter, Jennifer;
  • David Aldridge's answer to the question - what will the Wizards look like after Jordan?
  • Ten Burning Questions with Watergate's notorious tipster "Deep Throat;"
  • ESPN.com senior writer Jayson Stark on whether baseball is coming to Washington;
  • A profile of Ted Leonsis, whose personal drive to achieve 101 lifetime goals was born of a 1983 plane crash, which he survived;
  • Ten Burning Questions with Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon, hosts of ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption;"
  • Biographer David Maraniss on the final season of Vince Lombardi's life;
  • Plus more Top 10 lists, additional interviews and much more.

Page 2 can be found by logging onto: www.espn.go.com/page2/ or using the keyword Washington DC.

As part of ESPN Goes to Washington, the Monday through Wednesday 6 p.m. editions of SportsCenter will originate from the nation's capital while ESPN's Pardon the Interruption, which is based in Washington, will feature area pundits discussing topical sports issues each day at 5:30 p.m. A special Congressional PTI, with political guests, will be aired on ESPN Wednesday, March 13 at 5 p.m.