Today, we pleased to speak with Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN and ABC, brought to us courtesy of Goodyear. It was very exciting to get to talk with Kirk and there was plenty of things discussed, such as:
- Tonight’s Matchup against Clemson
- Can you really say Alabama and Clemson playing four years in a row in the Playoffs is bad for CFB?
- Playoff Expansion
- What story will dominate the CFB offseason this year?
- Finally, they share and discuss the news of the Goodyear Blimp.
After the interview, we look at tonight’s matchup and see who has the overall advantage in this game.
Once again we want to thank Goodyear and Kirk Herbstreit for getting together and allowing this awesome interview to happen. Since today is gameday, it’s time to get your mind right. So grab a drink and give it a listen. Roll Tide!
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Pictured above is the iconic Goodyear Blimp at the iconic Coliseum. This year, the College Hall of Fame will induct the Goodyear Blimp as an honorary member of the College Football Hall of Fame. The blimp will be the first non-player or coach to be inducted.
What started as a request from network television to provide aerial coverage for the 1955 Rose Bowl Game telecast has turned into a long-standing commitment to college football coverage. Since then, the blimp has covered more than 2,000 games from the Rose to the Cotton Bowl and everything in between.
For Alabama fans, the Blimp has become a fixture in some of our biggest games of late: the Orange Bowl, the amazing shootout in Tempe at University of Phoenix Stadium, and of course the 2009 tilt that reestablished the CFB world order: Alabama earning its 13th national title and its first-ever win over Texas.
“I’ve been lucky enough to both play and broadcast underneath the shadow of one of sports’ biggest icons, and each time it’s special,” said Kirk Herbstreit, former college football player and ESPN analyst. “For me, playing under the blimp felt like a payoff for the hard work that goes into gameday, so I’m excited it’s getting recognized for its contributions to college football.”
The Blimp will be on-hand tonight, as will Herbie, for the 5th CFP Championship game — Alabama’s fourth appearance.