Little girls are engrossed in their newfound love for football, thanks to Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce. Dads don't know how but they're all for it.
With conflicting interests and a baffling banter about who gets to put something on the TV, every family knows the struggle of getting the remote just to themselves. Recently, girls have been doing all that it takes to get a glimpse of the talented Taylor Swift on TV. Girl dads, in particular, had to cave in to the young Swifties and it was bothersome until Travis Kelce came along. TODAY reported that the all-time favorite couple has caused a bonding and negotiation between father-daughter duos and it’s simply adorable. While the star couple is just making memories for themselves, dads and daughters have become partners in discussing the duo.
The dad of 7-year-old Emme shared his story revealing his newfound love for the singer after she arrived at Kelce’s games. Finding common ground has been mind-altering for dads and their little girls and the bonding is being enhanced in the sweetest way possible. The dad revealed that his little girl has started watching football, thanks to Taylor Swift’s presence and it has been just about the best thing ever. “For me, it felt like the Super Bowl, which would be the only other time that anybody would remotely want to sit down and watch football with me,” he said. The dad further added how football time is now an event that is looked-forward to.
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Like him, many dads are stoked that their little girls are voluntarily choosing to watch the specifics of the game with them and are eager to see where their new passion for football takes them. “It was an appointment viewing. It was not just ‘Oh, Okay, football’s on. We’ll watch it with you. We want to watch that,’” the dad excitedly explained. The dad is hopeful about the bond that he is beginning to share with his girl and is ready for more! “It allows us to spend more time together and do the things that we both individually like to do,” he said. This surge in dad-daughter bonds has been a common yet spectacular phenomenon throughout.
My 10 year old could not have cared less about football. I sent her all the photos. She sat with me and watched games just maybe to see her. Then was able to understand how sad I was when Miami lost. I’ll take that every day.— Collin Hager (@CWHager) January 17, 2024
As a lifelong diehard Chiefs fan who currently has a 13 year old diehard Swiftie, this season as been top notch!— Austin Rueschhoff (@AustinRue) January 17, 2024
Agree entirely! My daughter (and sometimes wife) would sit and watch the Chiefs play every week as well as the Eagles… she would ask questions and was genuinely interested… it was awesome!— Andrew Scott (@andrew_htx) January 17, 2024
NBC Sports Group shared in a press release recently that Kelce’s Chief Jets game was the most watched NBC NFL Regular-Season Game on a Sunday, amassing over 29 million views. The statistics also revealed that there was a spike in viewers, particularly among teenage girls. Kansas City’s Chief’s CEO Clark Hunt also expressed delight on seeing the spike in numbers. “Our female audience has grown by leaps and bounds,” he said. Several users pitched in with similar experiences of their own on Twitter. @MandyInRio said, “My husband, a huge football fan but not even a Chiefs fan, wore a Kelce jersey to the Taylor Swift show because we have 3 girls and their worlds collided in this awesome moment.”
Brad here. My daughter got in the car last night after practice and mentioned Jason Kelce’s retirement. She also asked if jamming a receiver on the line was “bad sportsmanship….”— Brad McPeek (@BMcPeek4) January 17, 2024
I absolutely love when worlds collide like this. The connections we make with our kids are lifelong.— BStibs (@StibsVfl) January 17, 2024
The NFL as a whole is enjoying a boom they should just enjoy it
Dads don’t fully understand the sudden craze but are all for it if it means catching a game with their little girls. @darkfire_2017 said, “My 16-year-old is the same. She didn't care about football. Now she is watching, and she is asking questions. She wants KC gear. I have 3 girls. She is the first to watch football.” @jaymacunited said, “We live in Atlanta and my 11-year-old daughter and wife can’t wait to get tickets when KC comes to town next year. That would’ve never happened without Taylor Swift and it’s awesome!”
I actually feel bad for the Brads, Chads and Angry Dads who spent the year complaining about Taylor Swift interrupting their football because I spent the season trading Swift/Kelce memes with my 14-year-old daughter (who previously didn't care about football) and now it's like a… https://t.co/re4UHwvKE2— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) January 17, 2024