NBC announced on Thursday that Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will be part of their Super Bowl pregame lineup where they will broadcast live prior to the game on February 1st. The figure skating pair were introduced to America as broadcast partners during the Winter Olympics in Sochi last year and were later used again at the Kentucky Derby. NBC executives must be figuring they can continue capitalizing on the pair’s popularity by now adding them to the biggest television event of the year.
Weir and Lipinski will set up shop at the Super Bowl XLIX Tailgate Party where they will interview celebrities who are there to attend the game. In addition, I am confident they will provide fierce pregame analysis and fabulous keys to the game.