NFL Commissioner Confirms George H.W. Bush to Flip Coin at Super Bowl
NFL Commission Roger Goodell says George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush will perform the coin toss at the Super Bowl: "We're honored to have them." pic.twitter.com/7JsXvyGk2I
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday during his annual state of the league address that former President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara will participate in the pregame coin toss for Sunday's Super Bowl.
The game is being played at NRG Stadium in Houston, where President Bush is a frequent visitor to Houston Texans games.
The 92-year-old was just discharged from the hospital on Monday after being treated for pneumonia for over two weeks. Barbara spent five days in the hospital with bronchitis and was released a week before her husband.
Goodell said that he approached the former President and First Lady in December about flipping the coin and they "were very enthusiastic" about doing it.
"Obviously you all know both of them had a little bit of a setback health-wise recently. I heard from both of them and they're excited and anxious to be here. We're honored to have them and I think it'll be a great way to start the game," said Goodell.
Tune in to the Super Bowl on FOX broadcast network at 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday to see the former president flip the coin.
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