Sunday, February 03, 2008

RIT and the Super Bowl

As a former Rochesterian (as in Rochester, NY), I read the online version of the Democrat & Chronicle a couple of times a week. Generally I spend more time there reading the Irish Sports Page (a/k/a the obituaries) than the news but two articles in the D&C the last two days were interesting. Both dealt with the Super Bowl and Rochester Institute of Rochester.

More after the break . . .

The first article, "Super Bowl ad sports local twist," describes a Pepsi commercial to be aired during the Super Bowl programming this afternoon/evening. The commercial is silent with two deaf guys trying to find a friend's house. One of the guys in the car and one of the commedcial's production assistant is a graduate of RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID). When I works in IBM's branch office in Rochester, the NTID was one of my customers and they had an IBM 1502 Computer Instruction System for deaf students.

The other article in this morning's D&C, "Hard work takes Coughlin from RIT to Super Bowl," is about the New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. The article notes that Coughlin was the football coach at RIT during the 1971-73 seasons. And I didn't even know that they had a football team!

1 comment:

Maureen said...

hahahaha Irish Sports Page!

btw: I have a stomach ache waiting for super tuesday

instead of watching the football game I watched, the wedding cake marathon on food network.