Throughout the history of the NFL, no two brothers have ever played each other in the Super Bowl. On Sunday, that fact will be no longer as Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs square off in what many are calling the ‘Kelce Bowl.’ Only one of them will win.
On Tuesday, the two brothers got together for their weekly podcast, titled New Heights, and had two special guests join them – Mom and Dad. The episode, which ran for nearly two and a half hours, showed just how fun-loving of a family they have and is getting everyone excited for the Big Game coming up.
Of course, there was one big question that everyone wanted to know – who were the parents rooting for? Both brothers already have one Super Bowl under their belt with Jason winning it in 2017 and Travis following suit in 2020, so all the pressure is off. With that being said, the parents have to choose a side.
And choose a side, they did – kind of. While they didn’t quite reveal who they’ll be rooting for, they did reveal who they’ll console first following the conclusion of the game. And while they gave definitive answers, they also noted that this family is a winner either way – they just want it to be an exciting game.
For Mom, she’ll be on the field for Travis – “Jason will have his family on the field. So, no, I won’t be on the field for Jason,” she said during the podcast. As for Dad, he’ll be on the field for whoever ends up losing – “Somebody’s gonna feel pretty crummy and I wanna be with him, initially,” he explained.
Mrs. Kelce went on to say what she really wants is pure joy out of the game. “Basically, what it is, is I really wanted just pure joy. The first two Super Bowls, the ones that you [both] were in. It was tense. We wanted you to win so badly. It meant so much to get that one under your belt,” she explained.
She called it the ‘best day ever’ but quickly walked back that statement. “Except for when … both of you guys were born. It can’t get any better.” Super Bowl LVII will be played in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Both teams are 16-3-0 – Travis plays tight end, while Jason plays center.
Kelce Brothers Want Mom to Do the Coin Flip at the Super Bowl
Jason Kelce and Travis Kelce also spent part of the episode campaigning for the NFL to allow their mother, Donna Kelce, to do the honorary coin flip at the beginning of the game. While she would definitely be down for it, she feels like it would be too big of a distraction and doesn’t want to discredit anyone.
“There are so many legends and people that have that have their blood, sweat, and tears on their field, and for a mom, that’s never played football — I don’t think that’s the right place for her to be,” she explained. Of course, her boys felt differently. “I think you’re discounting moms right there,” said Jason, the older bro.
The Super Bowl is going to be an exciting one with an endless amount of storylines. Not only is it the first Super Bowl that features two brothers, but it’s the first Super Bowl with two black starting QBs (who are also the youngest QB duo to start a Super Bowl) – Patrick Mahomes (Chiefs) and Jalen Hurts (Eagles).
Not only that, but there’s the head coach dual. Nick Sirianni, head coach of the Eagles, was a member of the Chiefs’ coaching staff when Andy Reid (head coach of the Chiefs) took over in Kansas City. At that time, Reid decided to let Sirianni go in lieu of new coaches. Now, they’ll be meeting in the Super Bowl.
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