The NBC sportscaster had originally planned to take one really big trip this year – to Tokyo, where he was slated to hold forth at the 2020 Olympics. But that was scuttled and now he’s racing through lots of shorter excursions, several of them for events he was supposed to anchor weeks and months ago.
Tirico has held forth at the Indianapolis 500, originally scheduled for May, and called the fall opening game between Duke and Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He recently called the Kentucky Derby (it should have taken place May 2) remotely. On one recent Sunday, he traveled to a course in New York’s Westchester County for a round of U.S. Open golf before making his way up to NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Conn., so he could do his usual duties on the network’s “Football Night in America.