Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski Join NBC’s Super Bowl Coverage

By Brian Flood 

Just what every football fan wants… more figure skating on Super Bowl Sunday.

NBC is adding Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski to its pregame coverage of the big game, according to the New York Post. “You get an enormous audience for the Super Bowl, and it’s not just football fans,” a network source told the Post.

The flamboyant duo will be interviewing celebrities and doing spots from the tailgate party, alongside NBC Sports personalities such as Bob Costas, Josh Elliot and Dan Patrick. Weir and Lipinski have become darlings of NBC brass since generating enormous buzz at the Sochi Olympics. The pair has since contributed to the network’s Kentucky Derby coverage and were named NBC’s lead figure skating team for the 2018 games in South Korea.

Coverage of Super Bowl XLIX begins on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 12 pm ET on NBC.