Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce – An NFL Conspiracy Theory
Over the last few weeks, you haven’t been able to go on social media or turn on the TV without hearing about Tayvis or Traylor. Of course I’m talking about the budding romance between pop star Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce. As if you didn’t know. She has been to the last two KC games. The first at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, and then this past Sunday at MetLife in New York for Sunday Night Football.
The NFL has been all over this capitalizing on what is sure to make them hella cash. This past Sunday night game had an astounding 27 million viewers. The most viewed Sunday show since the Super Bowl and the majority of that new viewership was women. Travis Kelce jerseys are selling at an exponential rate. After Taylor’s first appearance they spiked 400%. And let us not forget that ticket sales to see the Chiefs in action has also sky-rocketed meaning more money for the NFL.
The truth is, the NFL has annoyed their main fanbase. After Sunday’s game, many fans expressed their frustration with the amount of coverage given to Taylor Swift. There were lots of comments about how we were actually seeing more Taylor highlights than football highlights. At one point the NFL social media accounts had altered their bios and photos to a Taylor Swift theme. The NFL TikTok account has no shortage of Taylor content with at least 15 videos since this “romance” began. So many people complained that the league actually had to release a statement saying they would tone down the Taylor coverage.
Here’s where the conspiracy comes in. We all know there’s plenty of jokes about the “NFL Script.” The league is in the business of making money. If anyone says that’s not their top priority, they’re delusional. Now, could these two star-crossed lovers have a genuine love connection? Sure. Is it true that Travis went to a Taylor Swift show and tried to give her his number on a friendship bracelet? Probably. Did the NFL hear about that and immediately think of how they can use this for profit? 100%. I’m not saying this romance is fake, but I am saying that the NFL has made a lot of dough since this all happened. People who have never been interested in football are suddenly watching games and buying merch.
We can’t forget that Travis Kelce was once a reality TV star so he’s no stranger to the limelight. Did the NFL look at these 2 young, attractive superstars and say, “here’s a goldmine?” I think they did. Honestly, who can blame them?