In an interview with Fox News, Tony Dungy made an interesting choice to talk about Taylor Swift.
Let’s be honest, Taylor Swift has done nothing but go to football games to watch her boyfriend play and subsequently got an entire of people who never cared about the NFL to suddenly care.
But for some reason, the Chads and Brads can’t seem to stop talking about her in a way that suggests she’s had a negative effect on the league. Let’s be honest, she hasn’t, but that’s the narrative Tony Dungy decided to push.
According to Dungy, the “Taylor Swift” effect distracts from “on-field action” and claims it is affecting the NFL. “That’s the thing that’s disenchanting people with sports now. There’s so much on the outside coming in. Entertainment value and different things taking away from what really happens on the field.”
Or it’s simply making the sport even bigger and more popular but to each their own.
Which side of the argument are you on?
This interview comes just a month after Travis Kelce responded to those who booed his girlfriend Taylor Swift.
On December 17, Swift attended Kelce’s game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium alongside her dad Scott. During the pregame, Gillette showed Swift on the Jumbotron taking notice of her attendance.
Several reports revealed that Swift was met with several boos but Kelce said that’s not entirely accurate. While talking with his brother, Jason, about that specific moment, Travis admitted he had to try “to keep my cool.”
“They showed Taylor at the game, and I mean you don’t see an entire home team fan base go insane for somebody wearing the opposite team’s colors. […] It just shows you how amazing that girl is. They went absolutely insane when they showed Taylor on the screen.”
“I was trying to keep my cool,” Travis admitted with a laugh. “I was like, ‘Don’t show your cards, don’t show your cards.’ It was fun, man. Shout out to the Patriots, New England. Taylor, she’s on record saying that that stadium is one of the funnest that she’s played at, so for them to show her is just kind of showing her some love. So shout out to the Patriots for doing that.”
And as for the reported booing, Travis said there “might have been a few Brads and Chads that were booing, [but] for the most part everybody was f***ing screaming their tail off for her.”
Taylor Swift is the gift that keeps on giving, literally. After providing her tour crew with 100,000 dollar bonuses, Swift was caught again handing out hefty tips, this time to those who were working her suite at the Chiefs vs. Patriots game on Sunday.
The photo of her tipping with $100 bills in her hands went viral on Twitter. Take a look:
@jessicagolich #greenscreen It isn’t even about the money, she’s just a SOLID human! ❤️💯 #swiftok #chiefsvspatriots #taylorswiftchiefsvspatriots #taylorswiftchiefsgame #brittanymahomestaylorswift #taylorswiftgillette #nfltaylorsversion #swifties ♬ …Ready For It? – Taylor Swift
As the TikToker who originally shared the photo said, “it isn’t even about the money, it’s just that she’s also showing in many different ways that she’s a solid human being.”
People were also impressed that it was Taylor herself handing out the tips. “The fact that’s SHE HERSELF is passing them out and not one of her staff is crazy to me. She’s amazing,” one commenter wrote. “I don’t think she wanted any attention for this, just wanted to do something good for others. I have a feeling she does this often.”
This is the same game that Travis Kelce was spotted glancing at a post of Taylor Swift playing Gillette Stadium during one of her tours before walking onto the field for warmups.
“I love how proud they are of each other,” one commenter wrote.
And Taylor Swift’s dad was also scene sharing Taylor’s birthday cake with people in a neighboring suite.
@nfl what a day at the game ❤️ #taylorswift #nfl #kansascitychiefs (via @Shannen Moen ♬ snowfall (Sped Up) – Øneheart & reidenshi
What a weekend it was for the Swift/Kelce crew.