Around that same time, Jim Gavigan met David Pollack — the former Bengal linebacker who suffered a career-ending injury in 2007 after just 14 pro games — while playing basketball in Mason. Their friendship grew.
“We started telling him about this idea that we’d been working on,” said FanBan President Carrie Gavigan. “We showed David a couple of prototypes and his response was, ‘Wow! We have to do this!’”
Pollack and the Gavigans are 50-50 partners in FanBan, which has grown from offering just a few wall-sized pictures — the first was Pollack’s Alma matter, the University of Georgia — to featuring more than 20 NCAA teams.
The graphics mount on removable brackets and are printed on smooth vinyl that can be rolled up and easily transported.
As they acquire additional official NCAA licenses, FanBan will grow, Carrie Gavigan said. They’re also interested in expanding to the NFL.
For more information on FanBan, visit www.bringthegamehome.com.