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SportRare air: Goodyear Blimp honored with Hall of Fame induction

17:41  07 january  2019
17:41  07 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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The Goodyear Blimp is any one of a fleet of airships operated by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, used mainly for advertising and capturing aerial views of live sporting events for television.

Visit the official site of the Goodyear Blimp . Here you can find photos, history, information on the crew and much more. This is the center of all Goodyear Blimp operations. Feel free to explore the office by clicking on the objects throughout the room.

Rare air: Goodyear Blimp honored with Hall of Fame induction© Joe Robbins/Getty Images ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 01: General view of the Goodyear Blimp during the VRBO Citrus Bowl between the Kentucky Wildcats and Penn State Nittany Lions at Camping World Stadium on January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Kentucky won 27-24. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) CLEVELAND — The Goodyear Blimp is flying into rarefied air.

As a nod to its influence and legacy to the game, the iconic airship is being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as an honorary member — the first non-player or coach to be inducted. The latest class of 13 players and two coaches was scheduled to be announced later Monday.

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Goodyear honored the tradition of the blimps , preserving many of the parts for historical display. The retirement continues the transition to a wholly modern The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will commemorate the 10- year milestone of the Goodyear Blimp Spirit of Innovation christening with an

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The blimp's flight to fame began during the telecast for the 1955 Rose Bowl Game and has led to it being an eye in the sky at over 2,000 games, hovering above stadiums from coast to coast.

Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning said the blimp's presence "is intrinsically known and tied to the traditions that make college football so great." Manning is the National Football Foundation chairman.

ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit said playing and broadcasting games when the blimp is present is "'special."

The Goodyear Blimp was the first to provide aerial coverage of a major sports event and first to deliver high definition live video to a national game.

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