Thursday January 22nd, 2015

The best pair of teammates you see on Super Bowl Sunday will probably come during the pregame show.

NBC is bringing back Olympic-coverage stars Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir as part of their pregame coverage for Super Bowl XLIX, the network announced Thursday. Lipinksi and Weir will not only offer their own observations about the game, but also interview celebrities as part of the lead up to the game. Lipinski confirmed the news on Twitter:

Now, Super Bowl pregame coverage isn't usually the most fascinating television. But now we have a decent reason to tune in to NBC during the six hours before the game actually starts.

Lipinski and Weir shined during the Olympics, and their chemistry is the key component of what makes any preview-type show or segment good. And to their credit, the duo have been staying in shape for this opportunity:

 

Sometimes you just gotta stretch it out. @johnnygweir @taralipinski #taraandjohnny #NC2015

A photo posted by TARA & JOHNNY (@taraandjohnny) on

 

- Rohan Nadkarni

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