Figure skating meets football: Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir join Super Bowl coverage
STAMFORD, Conn. — From twizzles to touchdowns, salchows to safeties, here comes Tara and Johnny.
NBC will use figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on its pregame show for the Super Bowl.
Lipinski, the 1998 Olympic champion, and three-time U.S. champ Weir were a sensation as announcers at last year’s Sochi Olympics. They’ve become the main analysts for the network’s coverage of the sport and will hustle from the national championships this weekend in Greensboro, North Carolina, to Phoenix to help cover the Super Bowl.
They will be based at the official NFL pregame tailgate party for VIP guests, where they will interview celebrities — and also provide their own Super Bowl observations.
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) January 22, 2015