October 15, 1998: NFL Thursday night action, with the Packers at Detroit. (Of course, Brett is Brett Favre and Barry is Barry Sanders.) Also note the Spinal Tap reference in the second text promo for "online music stores," which back then meant online ordering of CDs (as seen in the Music Boulevard promo in the top right ad spot):
which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998.
I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them
in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]