7 a.m. Stumper 3-19-14
Goodyear's new blimp took to the air for the first time earlier this week. The company's blimps have been a mainstay at sporting events for years.
What was the first sporting event covered by a Goodyear blimp?
1- 1950 NFL Championship
2- 1955 Rose Bowl Parade
3- 1960 Cotton Bowl
The answer is 2- 1955 Rose Bowl
The website for the Goodyear Blimp says the company has used blimps since the early 1900s, with some used by the U.S. Navy. Many of us, today, know the Goodyear Blimps from their appearances at major sporting events. The Goodyear website says Goodyear's first aerial coverage of a sporting event was in 1955 at the Rose Bowl Parade and game in Pasadena, California. Blimps have been used to cover hundreds of college football games since then.