The NFL has heard your calls that Super Bowl Sunday needs more figure skating. Now, at long last, NBC is making those dreams come true.

In a marriage that can only be described as both odd and ill-fitting, former Olympic figure skaters turned sports commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will join NBC's Super Bowl coverage as commentators. The two are scheduled to appear on the network's pre-game show, offering their own insights into the game ahead.



The pair will also interview celebrities.

“Having six hours of pre-game coverage allows us to not only surround every aspect of the game, but also to cover the Super Bowl as the unparalleled event that it is,” said NBC executive Sam Flood in a statement. “We’re looking forward to Johnny and Tara bringing their fun perspective and style to the show.”

It's all-but-guaranteed that Weir and Lipinski will add intrigue, even if their football insights are a little short on substance. The pair is already busy promoting their new broadcast gig on social media:



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

Фото опубликовано TARA & JOHNNY (@taraandjohnny)

NBC has already experimented with the Tara and Johnny show on a sport other than figure skating when it dispatched them to the Kentucky Derby:

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Perhaps inspired by this crossover, SB Nation imagined Tara and Johnny calling NHL playoff action last spring:

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