No Set Plan for Swift’s TV Time, Says Nantz
Jim Nantz, the lead play-by-play announcer for the upcoming Super Bowl, has revealed that there is no predetermined plan for how many times Taylor Swift will be shown during the game. Speaking on a recent podcast, Nantz emphasized that he has “zero” say in the matter and leaves it up to the lead director, Mike Arnold, to decide when to include shots of the pop superstar.
Instincts and Feel Dictate the Coverage
Nantz explained that the decision to feature Swift on screen is based on instincts and a feel for the game. He trusts Arnold’s judgment and believes that shots of Swift should blend seamlessly into the overall broadcast without the need for additional commentary. Nantz emphasized that he rarely acknowledges Swift’s presence during the game, as it is not a premeditated part of the broadcast.
Nantz Expresses Confusion Over the Uproar
Expressing his bewilderment, Nantz admitted that he doesn’t understand the public outcry regarding Swift’s TV time. He cited a previous game where Swift was shown multiple times, but the total duration of her appearances amounted to just 44 seconds during the three-hour, 15-minute broadcast. Nantz questioned why such a small amount of airtime has caused such controversy.
Swift’s Concert Plans in Japan
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform a concert in Japan the night before the Super Bowl. Due to the 17-hour time difference, she would arrive in Vegas approximately 24 hours before kickoff. This has raised speculation about whether she will attend the game and potentially be shown on screen once again.
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