The Super Bowl is coming up quickly. On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will come running out of their respective tunnels for a 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff, hoping for ultimate glory. Before that, NBC will air a massive pregame show, beginning at noon and running until 6 p.m.
Throughout the pregame show, a host of personalities will grace the screen. For the first time, the American public gets Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski interviewing celebrities on Super Bowl Sunday. NBC will have have a segment of the duo spending a day with the players' wives, according to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. Josh Elliott will also sit down with halftime performer, Katy Perry.
Notably absent from that list of interviewees is Roger Goodell. Bob Costas said during the broadcast on Sunday that NFL commissioner declined an interview request from NBC. That news comes just two days after Goodell spoke about his responsibility to meet with the media.
"We try to make ourselves available on a very regular basis. It is my responsibility, it is my job, and I will do that," Goodell said, according to CBS Sports.
Recording artists Dierks Bentley and Gavin DeGraw will perform during the pregame show at the NFL Tailgate Party, with part of the performances being shown live on the pregame show.
During the 4 p.m. hour, President Barack Obama will sit down with Savannah Guthrie for an interview, something politicos should enjoy. There will also be several sit-downs with players and coaches in Sunday's game, including Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Pete Carroll, Rob Gronkowski, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tom Brady.
Bob Costas will have a chat with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach. If you don't know, NBC owns the rights to the Olympics.
Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy, John Harbaugh and host Dan Patrick will work the "Coach's Clicker" segment, providing real football analysis. The spot has worked well throughout the season for NBC and promises to be even better with Harbaugh involved.
Additionally, longtime NBC broadcaster Jimmy Roberts will have a piece on three fans who have been to every Super Bowl. The network is also running a feature on the hometowns and background of Patrick Chung, Jon Ryan, Jamie Collins, Russell Wilson and Earl Thomas.
Once the pregame show concludes, the official Super Bowl broadcast will begin as the NFL rolls out the traditional Super Bowl pomp and circumstance. John Legend has the honor of singing "America The Beautiful" this year. He will be followed by Idina Menzel performing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Treshelle Edmond will perform both songs in American Sign Language. Finally, the in-game announcing team of Michele Tafoya, Cris Collinsworth and Al Michaels will take center stage for the kickoff at 6:30 p.m.
You can watch the entire six-hour Super Bowl pregame show, starting at noon and finishing up at 6 p.m., on your local NBC station. If you can't get to a television on Sunday afternoon, you can also check out all the official pregame festivities online at NBCSports.com, or with the NBC Sports Live Extra app on your trusty tablet and smartphone.