The Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl 57 Champions.
They faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles last night in the biggest game of the year, and one of the most talked about storylines going into the game was that Eagles center Jason Kelce and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce would be the first pair of brothers to ever face off against each other in a Super Bowl.
They’re pretty close, and Travis actually picked his jersey number 87 because it was the year Jason was born, and they even have their New Heights podcast together, so needless to say, someone was going to be disappointed in the end.
In what was actually a great game (all the way up to the end, which is a story for another post), the Chiefs came out on top, but there were a few fans in attendance who were probably torn with the outcome, namely their parents, Ed and Donna Kelce.
Donna rocked a half Eagles, half Chiefs look for the game, and of course, was there to both celebrate and comfort both of her sons on the field in the post-game celebrations:
Jason even stayed behind long after the rest of the Eagles players left the field to watch his brother celebrate with the Chiefs:
We saw Jason and Travis quickly embrace as the teams were shaking hands immediately following the game, too, in what was a really sweet moment between brothers in the biggest game of both of their lives:
And in a post-game press conference, Travis was asked what he said to his brother amidst all the confetti and excitement as Jason was clearly disappointed his team lost, and he got pretty emotional.
Travis is a huge personality who’s usually really high-energy, so it was pretty surprising to see him getting choked up and even wiping a tear away as he talked about what it felt like being so excited to win but knowing how hard it was for his brother to lose:
“There’s nothing you can really say to a loved one in a situation like that. You know, you joke around all the time and say you wanna beat your brother on the biggest stage ever, but it’s, um, it’s a weird feeling.
It’s a weird feeling. And that team, that team had great leadership, great coaches, obviously it came down to the end and we got all the respect in the world for those Eagles, man.
But there’s nothing really I can say to him other than I love him and he played a hell of a year, a hell of a season.”
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Safe to say, I think Donna Kelce was the real Super Bowl winner this year…