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OPINION: NFL fans need to calm down

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Brooklyn Leighton

Fall is finally here and the football season is in full swing. 

Fans around the country are tuning in every Sunday to watch their favorite teams face off. This year, however, there are more fans than normal tuning in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs games, many of whom might not even know anything about football. 

This is because world-renowned pop star Taylor Swift has recently started dating the Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce. The NFL has been more than grateful, giving her camera time in the crowd whenever they can. While I believe the couples’ relationship is new and exciting, an NFL game might not be the best place to showcase it. However, it is not an issue that is worth getting extremely upset about, as some football fans have been doing.

Swift has attended three of his games so far and adoring fans have been watching the game from home, hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite singer.

Personally, Swift is my favorite artist. I grew up with her and have grown up with her music. However, I know that this is not everyone’s opinion. I also understand that even if you love Taylor Swift, you may not want to see her on your TV throughout the entirety of your NFL game. 

When asked about it at a press conference, Travis Kelce said that the NFL had been “overdoing it” when it came to Swift’s coverage at the games. 

I think it’s very fascinating that Swift is at these games, and I understand the amount of coverage as she is currently one of the most famous people in the world. However, when it comes down to it, it is an NFL game and most people who turn on the game just want to watch football. 

Despite this, I don’t believe it is worth getting extremely upset over. While it can be frustrating that Swift is shown on TV following a touchdown rather than the team, at the end of the day, it is not a huge deal and it is not ruining anyone’s game-watching experience. 

Kelce and Swift’s relationship is still quite new and this is the first time she has been seen with him in public. As their relationship moves forward and the season goes on, the coverage won’t be as heavy.

Fans of the NFL aren’t too pleased and have made their frustrations known. One fan said “at some point this is just ridiculous,” in reference to the NFL Instagram and Twitter accounts temporarily changing their bios to Taylor Swift references. Swifties, however, are loving it and have been showering the couple with praises. 

I believe it’s not Swift’s fault, and that she does not deserve the hate she is a world-renowned singer. Of course there is going to be intense media coverage wherever she is, especially if it is surrounding a new relationship. 

Companies often revolve lots of their media campaigning around celebrities at events or going about their lives. With the world we live in now, with all the different types of platforms, it is normal, but that doesn’t mean it is okay. Occasionally, things can get out of hand and it can seem that all the focus is on that person. 

When it comes to Swift and Kelce, the coverage will die down as the weeks go on and as their relationship settles in, but the NFL fans who are still over-aggravated with it need to calm down!

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Tracy LaCara, Staff Writer | she/her
Tracy is a sophomore from Hanover, MA majoring in broadcast journalism. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, watching Red Sox games, and exploring different parts of Boston. Aside from the Journal, she is also a part of the Taylor Swift Society Club here at Suffolk. Tracy hopes to have a career in sports journalism in the future, working especially with the MLB.
Brooklyn Leighton, Opinion Editor | she/her
Brooklyn is a junior English major with a concentration in creative writing and a minor in journalism from Falmouth, MA. When she isn’t working on writing a book, she is listening to Taylor Swift, watching Marvel movies, or reading. She loves cats, baking, and spending time with her friends. After graduation, she plans on becoming an author and literary agent. 

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    Joshua MorganDec 23, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    No the problem is its talked about every 5 mins on social media in nfl sports groups and the media. Every 5 mins its theybdid this and they di that. Nfl fans do t want to see that every 5 mins

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    MelanieOct 17, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    This slays

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