On Saturday evening at Arrowhead Stadium, veteran sports reporter Kaylee Hartung braved the sub-zero temperatures while covering the Chiefs-Dolphins game, working the sideline for Peacock as part of her NFL coverage for Amazon Prime.
Opting for practicality and warmth over style, Hartung’s oversized gloves became the talk of social media, humorously dubbed “Mickey Mouse gloves” by fans. Jokes and memes circulated online, with fans playfully speculating on the proportions of her gloves.
“Is Kaylee Hartung playing goalie?? Those gloves are huge,” remarked one fan, while another quipped, “Kaylee Hartung has to know her gloves are about to be a meme right.”
Even more humorous comments surfaced, with one fan suggesting, “Kaylee Hartung received a hand transplant from Andre the Giant,” and another noting, “@KayleeHartung is wearing the biggest gloves I’ve ever seen!”
In the face of such extreme cold, practicality took precedence over fashion, and staying warm became the priority. Despite the playoff game featuring Patrick Mahomes and the reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs against one of the league’s most explosive offenses, ticket resale prices reflected the reluctance of many to endure the frigid temperatures. Tickets in the upper bowl were priced around $50, while those in the lower bowl ranged from $200 to $250.
The decision to watch comfortably from home rather than endure the intense cold at the stadium seemed like a logical choice for many, considering the potential hazards posed by such extreme temperatures.