Is Taylor Swift the Kansas City Chiefs’ good luck charm?
While some might beg to differ, given they have lost games that she has been in the stands for, one thing is for sure: the team is riding a high after their win against the Buffalo Bills last night. The energy in Highmark Stadium last night was beyond electric. From the famed Bills Mafia showing up and getting rowdy to Ms. Swift in the audience…let’s be honest: the true MVP of the game was Philadephia Eagles center Jason Kelce.
While we all know MVP to mean “most valuable player,” CBS sportscasters introduced Swift during the game’s broadcast as the MVP, but with a twist.
“Look who’s in the house, that’s Taylor Swift, the MVP Most Valuable Princess of Chiefs Kingdom. There’s always a little luck involved in football. Hopefully, she’s a good luck charm for [Travis] Kelce and the crew.”
Like many other games that Swift has attended, she was shown on the screen quite a few times throughout the game, with Tony Romo noting at the beginning of the broadcast that she was an “interested fan” while observing the field from the family suite.
While comments quickly filled up with football fans saying they don’t care that Swift keeps getting shown, the NFL is still capitalizing on the press the organization is getting from having the singer attend the games. Earlier this season, they made a statement regarding the couple and the coverage they provide at the games, noting that while Swift is shown, the broadcast focus is what is happening on the field.
“The Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce news has been a pop cultural moment we’ve leaned into in real-time, as it’s an intersection of sport and entertainment, and we’ve seen an incredible amount of positivity around the sport.”
Maybe Swift is Kelce’s good luck charm, but I have to be frank…the mega pop star was upstaged by Travis’ older brother, Jason.
From doing shots out of bowling balls at the Bills Mafia tailgate to holding up Swift fansto their suite window so they could say hi to their idol, Kelce proves once again that he is a man of the people. And let us not forget his sensational touchdown performance, jumping shirtless out of the suite into the stands to chug beer with the fans.
I want to challenge CBS Sports with retitling MVP to Jason Kelce with the swap to “Most Valuable Prince.”