Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is hoping to copy girlfriend Taylor Swift and “come home with some hardware” when they face the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Swift became the first artist to win a fourth Album of the Year Grammy at the weekend for her Midnights release, with her and Kelce’s relationship a source of great intrigue ahead of the showdown in Las Vegas.
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It remains to be seen whether Swift will be in the stands – she has attended several Chiefs games this season – as she is on tour in Australia and the Far East but she was one of the main topics of conversation when Kelce sat down with the media on Monday.
“She’s unbelievable,” said Kelce.
“She’s rewriting the history books herself. I told her I’ll have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware, too.”
Swift’s sudden interest in the NFL has brought a new demographic of fan to the game, something NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes is of huge benefit.
He said: “I think it’s great to have her as a partner, obviously it creates a buzz and brings another group of young fans.
“She’s an extraordinary performer, I think this is just about welcoming people into the game.
“You hear the stories, you see the data. People are talking about the game that weren’t talking about the game yesterday.
“Whatever that reason is I’m good with it.
“Taylor is a dynamo, everything she touches there are people following it.”
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Kelce echoed Goodell’s thoughts and says he has enjoyed the additional interest generated by being with one of the world’s biggest pop stars.
“She’s definitely brought a lot of new faces to the game, and it’s been fun to experience that,” he added.
“Taylor has an unbelievable fanbase that follows her and supports her throughout her life.
“It’s been fun to kind of gather the Swifties into Chiefs Kingdom and open them up to the football world and sports world. It’s been cool to experience that.”