Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce seem to be dating, and the world loves it. The biggest pop star in the world made just one appearance, and it got people talking about the league in ways we have never seen before.
The NFL is the most popular sport in the United States, but even the most popular league can still find new fans… quickly.
Taylor showed up to the Chiefs’ game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 25th, and social media went absolutely wild, which led to:
- Searches for Travis Kelce jerseys skyrocketed by 1,267%
- 400% spike in Travis Kelce jersey sales
- Kelce’s podcast ranks #1 overall on Apple
- Kelce added 383K Instagram followers
- 4.3M viewers watched the Chiefs vs. Bears game, the #1 game this week
- 63% jump in female viewers aged 18-49
- 3x increase in ‘Chiefs’ searches on the web
- 3x increase in Chiefs sales on StubHub
- Chiefs sold more tickets in a single day since the start of the season
- The New Heights podcast surpassed 1 million followers with new subscribers over the weekend
*Data via Front Office Sports
Do Swifties Love or Hate a Taylor Swift – Travis Kelce matchup?
Few fan bases are as passionate and irrational as the so-called Swifties. Not even football fans, and that’s saying a lot.
So, it’s natural that many of them were a little confused when Taylor started dating a football player, one that I’m sure they had never heard before.
Could this really be Taylor Swift’s new boyfriend? To be confirmed, but the Eras Tour star looked very comfortable in the Chiefs’ family section, where she spent the entire game with Mama Kelce.
The Swifties are starting to enjoy and embrace Travis Kelce after her appearance in the game. She looked happy, which made them happy.
And let’s give them some credit. They started googling and learning about the tight end. They bought his jersey and are ready to go all-in about this relationship.
It’s like whoever Taylor Swift is dating… they are as well, which takes me to the point of this article:
The Swifties ARE Taking the Kelces to New Heights
Swifties are known to go the extra mile for Taylor Swift, and by “extra mile,” I mean they truly go all out. This week was the perfect storm to learn about Taylor and Travis’ relationship directly from him.
The Chiefs tight end has a weekly podcast with his brother Jason discussing all things football. The show is called New Heights. See what I did with the title?
The show is quite popular on its own merits, but things got out of control this time. In less than 24 hours, the episode where Travis discussed Taylor’s appearance in the Chiefs game had over 1.6 million views on YouTube. It will get crazy numbers by the end of all this.
The podcast also ranks number one in the Apple Podcast Charts and 4th in the Spotify Charts.
Two things caught my attention about this episode. First, it took Travis and Jason 33 minutes to finally address the Taylor Swift topic. I can only imagine Swifties waiting and waiting.
Also the show has a “No Dumb Questions” section where people can ask whatever they want. It led -of course- to Swifties asking the most basic things about football.
Yet, that’s not the best part. After all, not everybody loves football. But seeing Travis and Jason trying to explain what a Field Goal is to somebody who doesn’t understand the game was quite funny.
Travis Kelce acknowledged the moment he spent with Taylor Swift after the game. It was respectful and classy. The Swifties approved.
“Laughed at himself, complimented her, didn’t seem phased by the attention, kept it classy with the privacy. Perfect response Travis!” – @themripley
We don’t know how long this Football/Pop Star fairy tale will last. No one does. But she’s scheduled to be at Travis’ next game on Sunday Night in New York when the Chiefs play the Jets.
So, at least we will get the Swift-Kelce combo one more week.
Not that one. The cute one.
Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce Betting Odds
Will they make it official? Is 2023 the year for Taylor and Trav? The internet has always been abuzz with Taylor Swift’s next boyfriend’s odds. Kelce is also no stranger to being ranked as a coveted bachelor.
For now, people are already placing their bets on the pair. Literally. Several online sportsbooks have posted special bets on their sites. Check some of the Kelce-Swift odds below.
Time (and hopefully the New Heights podcast) will tell who wins and who loses this bet—cheers to love getting a W and to many more delightful sports-music crossover moments.
|WILL TAYLOR SWIFT APPEAR ON NEW HEIGHTS BY NFL 2024/25 WEEK 1?|
|WHAT TYPE OF FACIAL HAIR WILL TRAVIS KELCE DISPLAY ON OCTOBER 31ST, 2023?|
|Van Dyke Beard||+600|
|Mutton Chops Beard||+800|
|TAYLOR SWIFT & TRAVIS KELCE: WHAT WILL DAILY MAIL DUB “SWIFT & KELCE” COUPLING?|
|WILL TAYLOR SWIFT & TRAVIS KELCE STILL BE A COUPLE FOR 2024 VALENTINE’S DAY?|
|WILL TAYLOR SWIFT & TRAVIS KELCE STILL BE A COUPLE FOR NFL 2024/25 WEEK 1?|
|TAYLOR SWIFT & TRAVIS KELCE ANNOUCEMENT BY NFL 2024/25 WEEK 1|
|Engagement By NFL 2024/25 Week 1||-150|
|Pregnancy By NFL 2024/25 Week 1||+110|
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