Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were two of the big winners in the Sochi Winter Olympics, from an American stand point. Well, we did alright in the medal count, but we didn’t exactly set the world afire. Except in all those fake sports created by ESPN in the past decade or so for their Winter X-Games.
We dominated those!
But Tara and Johnny brought it. In the announcing game. And now they’re being rewarded for displaying her A-game.
America, or at least the world, was all about the outfits, which admittedly is not my thing. My fashion knowledge goes this far: I like wearing black, I really like when blonde girls wear black. I’ll stop right there, because me talking about clothes any more is not something either one of us want.
But Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will be.
NBC has offered the duo a chance to be fashion analysts for Access Hollywood. In Los Angeles, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will critique the fashion at the Academy Awards. The U.S. did not medal in skating, but Weir, Lipinski and play-by-play man Terry Gannon were definitely gold medal all the way.
Paul M. Banks owns The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An MBA and Fulbright scholar, he’s also a frequent analyst on news talk radio; with regular segments on ESPN,NBC, CBS and Fox. A former NBC Chicago and Washington Times writer, he’s also been featured on the History Channel. President Obama follows him on Twitter (@paulmbanks)