The College Football Hall of Fame's Latest Inductee Isn't a Player—It's the Goodyear Blimp

Honoring the aircraft that helped popularize football, and revolutionized advertising in the process

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Over its 94 years of flying around the United States, the Goodyear Blimp has arguably contributed as much to keeping football in Americans’ hearts as radio and television broadcasting. The company estimates its blimps have covered in excess of 2,000 football games to date, from long-forgotten collegiate romps all the way to the Super Bowl.

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