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Has Taylor Swift Scored a Touchdown?… It’s Under Review.
Written by Rob DeMarco
Taylor Swift is a huge success story in her own right, having enough popularity with her music to make her a billionaire. She has a huge following, and I can see why. So now we have a situation in the sports world, the NFL, filled with weekly controversy because Taylor is dating Travis Kelsey of the Kansas City Chiefs. Lucky couple. But now Taylor shows her support for her man by showing up at just about all the games he plays in, and the cameras recently found her at least 17 times during one game. They even caught her mouthing what appeared to be an expletive after a failed Chiefs play. She and Travis are 34, but they are mugging it up like a couple of teenagers.
Some football fans boo when she appears on the huge replay monitors, and because the Chiefs are in a losing pattern, she is being ‘Tweeted’ as the new Yoko Ono—a distraction to team players. Patrick Mahomes, whose wife watches the games with Taylor, has acted angrily over poor team performance, and Travis has slammed his helmet down at a recent game. Are they playing to their ladies? As last year’s Super Bowl Champs, the Chiefs are distracted by all this.
Veteran Sportscaster Al Michaels referred to her as a ’sideshow’ which brought huge protests from her ‘Swiftie” fans, and Al was punished by banning her from hosting any playoff games. Al Michaels called it as he saw it; his vision was 20/20. Why would the NFL cave in to pressure from mostly non-football fans? Because their ratings are up due to Taylor Swift’s ‘sideshow.’ We live in an era of politically correct extortion, and what he said was not offensive. I guess the Swifties consider her ‘The Main Show.’
So, has Taylor Swift scored a Touchdown in her stadium appearances? To many, it’s a big yes. To others, she fumbled the ball.
The decision is “Under Review’. What do you think? Could you let WPRN Public Radio know?