Fans Vote Notre Dame vs. Michigan State Matchup as ‘Blimpworthy’ Game for Goodyear Blimp Coverage! Want To Take a Ride?

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Michigan State vs. Notre Dame is a Big Game! How big? It's Blimpworthy. Check out all of this information and at the end of the article I am going to tell you how two lucky Spartan Nation Fans can join me and take a ride on Friday! First check out this great information:

  • · Notre Dame at Michigan State matchup wins Blimpworthy poll with 57 percent of vote
  • · University of Texas and University of Mississippi matchup wins second place (25 percent); University of California at Ohio State game (18 percent) wins third place
  • · Nearly 45,000 votes were cast and results were announced live on ESPN 2’s SportsNation

AKRON, Ohio, September 11, 2012 – With 57 percent of the vote, the marquee matchup between Notre Dame at Michigan State, was named winner of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s “Blimpworthy” poll and will draw aerial coverage by the iconic Goodyear Blimp during the Sept. 15 college football contest. The game was officially announced as the winner on ESPN2’s SportsNation broadcast, defeating matchups between University of Texas at University of Mississippi (25 percent), and University of California at Ohio State (18 percent).

“We would like to thank the thousands of fans that took the time to vote in the ‘Blimpworthy’ poll, and we are excited to bring the iconic Goodyear Blimp to this game and deliver its unique views and incredible aerial coverage,” said Garth Ely, Goodyear’s director of brand marketing.

The poll kicked off with an official announcement during Sept. 5’s ESPNU’s SportsNation broadcast, where fans voted on the websites of Goodyear and ESPN to decide where the Goodyear Blimp would provide aerial coverage. The choices included the three college football games with voting ending at midnight on Sept. 7.

Goodyear’s blimps are among the most recognizable brand icons, representing the largest tire company in North America. They have adorned the skies since 1925 and have served America as aerial aircraft carriers, surveillance airships protecting merchant ships and early warning radar stations through the 1950s. Today, the fleet consists of three North American airships - Spirit of America in Carson, CA; Spirit of Goodyear in Akron, OH; and Spirit of Innovation in Pompano Beach, FL.

Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. It employs approximately 73,000 people and manufactures its products in 54 facilities in 22 countries around the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more information about Goodyear or its products, go to

So would you like to take a ride on this ICONIC and majestic part of Americana? Here is what you have to do. This offer is for Spartan Nation fans! Drop me an email at Put in the subject like I LOVE GOODYEAR! In two sentences OR LESS tell me why you want to take this ride. I will put all responses in a hat and draw two winners. You must include your phone # and your first and last name. The ride is Friday and I will contact the winner after 8PM on Thursday evening. You may only enter ONCE per email address. If you enter more or leave out any of the requested information your entry will be thrown away.