The Kelce brothers initially sparked the conversation, but they believe the NFL’s response has gone too far.
Even Travis Kelce, despite his personal connection to the matter, believes that the NFL might be taking things a bit too far in its embrace of Taylor Swift’s newfound interest in the Chiefs and their star tight end.
On their recent episode of the New Heights podcast, Jason Kelce questioned his brother, setting aside personal matters, about whether the NFL was “exaggerating” its embrace of the Swifties.
“I think it’s fun when they show who’s at the game,” Travis said. “I think it brings a little bit more to the atmosphere, brings a little bit more to what you’re watching. But at the same time, they’re overdoing it a little bit.”
To be fair, Jason was steering his brother towards that response by sharing his own perspective on the NFL’s amplification of the situation involving Taylor and his speculated celebrity girlfriend.
“I just think the NFL is not used to celebrities coming to the games,” Jason added. “Like basketball has it all figured out. They’re all courtside, they’re sitting there. They show ’em once or twice, but then they get back to the game.”
There are celebrities, and then there are phenomena, and Taylor Swift, along with her fervent fanbase, adds a unique layer of intrigue to the NFL. As Jason highlights, the league is still figuring out how to navigate this phenomenon. Players and journalists can’t help but take notice when Swift references start appearing in the NFL’s official social media profiles.
Many football enthusiasts, who may not have a strong interest in pop culture, express their discontent, especially when Swift’s presence seems to overshadow the game. However, is it likely that this situation will change in the near future? Probably not.