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In a Season of ‘Blank Space’ for the Yankees, Taylor Swift Can’t Save the Day, but Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs Are Grooving to Her Super Bowl Serenade

Published 09/26/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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The crowds in the stands went wild when Anthony Rizzo used a Taylor Swift song as his walk-up music. It brought him temporary good luck in 2023 but ultimately, the New York Yankees ended up in crisis. The team has struggled all year long to get out of a funk but all they have done is dig a deep grave for themselves. It seems like the NFL may be having better luck than MLB this season.

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Swifties came out of the woodwork to attend the pop star’s Eras Tour in 2023, filling stadiums with thousands. Among those listening to her three-hour-plus show in Kansas City in July was a particular NFL star on Patrick Mahomes‘ team, cheerily fueling the rumor mill. As he belted out her ultra-popular tracks, Swift recently returned the favor by returning to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. And while the NFL rejoiced, MLB was left desolate.

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2023 has brought many a revelation about the Yankees’ lackluster season. With the front office constantly under fire, fans are sick of watching history repeat itself. For the 14th straight season, there is no World Series title in the Bronx. Interestingly, when Taylor Swift was touring the country in the middle of the season, her influence reached as far as MLB.

Anthony Rizzo, a well-known Swiftie, struggled with a slump before a concussion took him out of the season. Whatever highlights came before then were strangely tied to his music preferences, though of course, they didn’t last long. And it wasn’t just the first baseman who loved the Anti-Hero singer, it was his manager too!


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In May, a popular broadcaster revealed how Aaron Boone was a fan of the singer given his daughter’s music preferences. The family even named their dog after Swift, calling her ‘Tay-Tay.’ Unfortunately, the songwriter has been unable to bring success to the New York team, despite being named the city’s Tourism Ambassador in 2014 because of her song, Welcome to New York.


Across a different league though, dating rumors have been heating up. Travis Kelce shared his disappointment at not getting to meet the singer when she performed at Arrowhead Stadium in July, with pop culture fanatics going wild over the rumors. On Sunday, Taylor Swift, a confirmed Eagles fan, showed up at the Chiefs vs. Bears game. Guess who she was rooting for.


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When Patrick Mahomes heard that the Fifteen singer was in the audience, he knew he had to keep up his teammate’s reputation. Kansas City defeated Chicago 41-10 as Swift enjoyed the show from a seat beside the tight end’s mom, Donna. The rumored couple was even spotted leaving the arena together in Kelce’s car and they apparently ended up at a restaurant with his parents and team.


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According to Entertainment Tonight, Prime Social Rooftop was witness to some huge star power on Sunday Night after the Chiefs won. Neither individual has made any comments on what’s happening behind the scenes, though fans expect some confirmation in the coming days. What a lucky charm Taylor Swift made for the team though!

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Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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