Is Travis Kelce critical of the excessive NFL coverage of Taylor Swift?

Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce recently expressed his thoughts on the excessive coverage of Taylor Swift’s presence at NFL games during an episode of his podcast, “New Heights.” While rumors have been circulating regarding a potential relationship between Kelce and the Grammy-winning pop star, neither party has confirmed anything. However, Swift’s attendance at two Kansas City Chiefs games has caused quite a media frenzy.

During the Chiefs’ game against the New York Jets on October 1, the NFL broadcasters frequently cut to shots of Swift in the stands, accompanied by her famous friends such as Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Sophie Turner, and more. This media attention surrounding Swift’s presence prompted Travis Kelce’s brother Jason to inquire about the NFL’s overemphasis on her during the podcast.

“Is the NFL overdoing it?” Jason asked Travis, disregarding personal feelings towards Taylor Swift.

Travis responded, “I think it’s fun when they show who all is at the game. I think it brings a little bit more to the atmosphere, brings a little bit more to what you’re watching. But at the same time, they’re overdoing it a little bit for sure… especially my situation. I think they’re trying to have fun with it.”

Travis went on to express his belief that celebrities attending football games are not present solely to be shown on TV. He emphasized that the NFL isn’t accustomed to having such high-profile guests at their games. Jason chimed in, comparing the NBA’s approach to showcasing celebrities court-side. He suggested that the NFL should take note and limit the coverage of A-list celebrities in order to maintain focus on the game.

During the Chiefs-Jets game, Swift’s attendance received substantial coverage, with the announcers warmly welcoming the “Swifties” who were in attendance. Host of “The Voice,” Carson Daly, even presented a video package aimed at introducing Swift fans to the NFL and providing them with information about Travis Kelce. The package featured puns based on Swift’s song titles, with “Welcome to New York” serving as the accompanying soundtrack. When the Chiefs scored their first touchdown, the camera quickly cut to Swift, capturing her embracing those around her.

As the Kansas City Chiefs prepare for their upcoming game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 8, it remains to be seen whether Swift will grace the bleachers with her presence once again. The question remains: will the NFL continue to give excessive coverage to Taylor Swift’s involvement in their games?

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