Still more Super Bowl/football/Mac connections have come our way. Ravens head coach Brian Billick has been a
Mac fan for almost a decade. However, he isn’t the only one in the NFL.
“Dave Wannesdt from the Dolphins is another one, and the Giants may be mostly a PC team — it figures that my team has to use PCs — but their video team uses Macs to edit film,” said Bill Chachkes of the New York Mac User Group. “Ask me around draft time for the number of media people, me included, who used Macs at the draft.”
Meanwhile, Macs were heavily featured in some of the Super Bowl ads. For example, Gregorio Algarin-Marquez III caught office supply vendor, W.B. Mason, with a somewhat hip office staff surrounded by iMacs.
And this past weekend, the 2001 NHL FANtasy was held in Denver, CO. iMacs were used by Upper Deck to demonstrate how their new eCards work.
“Visitors at the FANtasy (an interactive fan experience) used iMacs to see if their eCards are winners,” said John Yorchak. “Needless to say, the Upper Deck Web site looks great on the iMac screen and users get to feel the new optical mouse as well.”
Finally, Adam Habib thinks that, during one of the little spots on XFL cheerleaders (the one who was a law student) during Saturday’s broadcast, it looked as she had a PowerBook G4 on her desk.
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