uring the recent Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game, former New York Giants rusher Tiki Barber expressed his frustration with the NFL’s frequent focus on Taylor Swift during broadcasts. Barber, co-host of Evan & Tiki on WFAN 101.9, noticed a recurring pattern in how the camera immediately pans to Swift after Chiefs’ tight end Travis Kelce scores a touchdown.
Barber voiced his discontent, stating, “He scores a touchdown, and they pan immediately to Taylor Swift! Again? It’s not even Travis Kelce. Maybe it’s the Taylor Swift influence that has made me – I don’t want to say turn sour – but just be slightly annoyed with the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s also because they’re always here. After you’ve been somewhere for so long and have had the success they’ve had, it becomes inevitable
Swift was among several familiar faces supporting the Chiefs during the game against the Bills, including Jason Kelce, Donna Kelce, Kylie Kelce, and Cara Delevigne. Despite the star-studded audience, Barber remained irked by the continuous focus on Swift, questioning, “Why are you guys continuing to show Taylor Swift? The obsession is getting annoying. Why do we need to see her?
The Divisional Round battle between the Chiefs and the Bills provided a cinematic spectacle, with key moments influencing the outcome. The Chiefs, known for their success with Mahomes and Kelce, faced challenges, including a failed fake punt, an unsuccessful Bills’ capitalization on a touchback, and a crucial missed field goal attempt by Tyler Bass.
Despite the ups and downs, Barber pointed out that the Chiefs now boast eight wins and three losses with Swift in attendance. The lingering question remains: will she continue to be a presence when the Chiefs face the Baltimore Ravens? The Taylor Swift spectacle during NFL games continues to be a topic of discussion, adding an unexpected twist to the football narrative.