I received an email last week from YPmobile alerting me that they were giving me TWO TICKETS to the BCS National Championship game FOR FREE to root on the IRISH -- after selecting the ND GO IRISH BLOG for the "YP Ultimate Fan Blogger Giveaway!"
Thank you YP team!!!
Unfortunately, I can't make it down the for the game -- so, here's what I've done with the two tickets:
First, I surprised my son Jimmy '08 with one of the tickets as a Christmas present -- he was heading to MIAMI anyway in hopes he could find a way into Sun Life Stadium to see the IRISH...
Then I reached out to ND Parent and Super Fan Tommy Ruttura to see if he needed an extra ticket to the game. The Ruttura's were kind enough to allow me to rent their condo (here in South Bend) this fall while our home was being built. Come to find out, they've been searching for a ticket so their daughter Samantha could go to the game -- so the second ticket went to the Ruttura family...
Yesterday morning -- Jimmy, who will be driving from Charlotte to Miami for the game -- downloaded the YP Local Search & Gas Prices to his iPhone (it works with Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone 7, iPad, etc.) -- it's really a cool app. What's perfect is Jimmy can now find the cheapest gas prices on the eleven hour drive to Miami and find the best restaurants along the way -- from his iPhone!
I have to admit I've been a "Google guy" for sometime now -- but after spending some time at the YP SITE -- I now have a new resource to find restaurants, theaters, where to get a hair cut and who's offering deals. The YP gang has found a way to present the information in a fast, friendly format -- it's really smart. Google could learn something from these guys.