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News // Golf Channel hosts relish chance to call games on NBC (golfweek.usatoday.com)

Things are a bit different these days at the NBC Sports studio in Stamford, Connecticut, especially for the folks who normally work on the Golf Channel.

Take Shane Bacon for example. The Golf Today co-host is used to seeing some big names around the building, but he wasn’t ready to see Tara Lipinski standing behind him in line at the cafeteria.

“You just kind of walk around the building and you see Lindsey Vonn, you see Tara Lipinski, Steve Kornacki was walking by me yesterday. It just feels enormous,” said Bacon, who, like a handful of his colleagues, has been featured on NBC’s primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Covering his 19th Olympics, Jimmy Roberts is hosting coverage on USA Network. Dan Hicks, in his 13th Olympics, is doing play-by-play for Alpine Skiing. Terry Gannon is calling Figure Skating. Covering the games on-site in China are Tom Abbott (Biathlon/cross-country) and Todd Lewis (Alpine Skiing). Both are reporting on their first Winter…

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