“I Am Fake Gronk:” NFL’s Dominant Force Travis Kelce Shuts Up Unstoppable Enthusiasm From Fans

Published 10/05/2023, 10:07 AM EDT

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Travis Kelce is making waves as the new poster boy of the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs star tight end turned heads when rumors of his romance with singing sensation Taylor Swift began swirling. Come Week 3 of the season, Swift made a headline-grabbing appearance at the Arrowhead, rocking the bleachers as the ultimate cheerleader for her ‘captain.’ The result? A worldwide fan frenzy like no other!

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The buzz surrounding this dynamic duo gives us major déjà vu, reminiscent as it is of the NFL’s OG power couple, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, back in the day. But if we’re talking player connections, Kelce and Brady’s former go-to tight end, Rob Gronkowski, seem to be on the same wavelength. 

The real Gronk debate: Travis Kelce sets the record straight!

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Spilling the beans on the ‘New Heights’ podcast, the Kelce brothers, Jason and Travis, chopped it up about the Chiefs’ nail-biting win over the New York Jets, Jason’s overtime survival story and the NFL’s take on the Travis and Taylor show. They even threw a curveball at their fans with a ‘no dumb questions’ segment, inviting them to shoot their wildest queries.

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Jason, always the witty one, dropped a dose of sarcasm, but Travis, ever the humble guy, stepped in with the 411. That’s when Jason dubbed Travis ‘baby Gronk,’ but Travis wasn’t having it, setting the record straight with a grin, “No, I’m fake Gronk.

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NBA’s secret sauce: Could it solve the Taylor Swift-NFL dilemma?

Diving deeper into the episode, the Kelce bros delved into the NFL’s stance on Swift’s game-day presence. It’s been all hugs and high-fives between Swifties and NFL diehards, but some folks reckon the news outlets and the league are milking it, turning every game into a Swift concert. When Jason threw the question to Travis, he gave a nod to the fans, echoing their sentiments. But Jason, always the voice of reason, brought up the NBA as a possible blueprint for handling this superstar union. 

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Whether it’s a match made in heaven or not for Taylor and Travis, one thing’s clear: Taylor Swift and the NFL are a match made in commercial heaven. And hey, speaking of timing, Swift was spotted jetting out of New York just a day before Travis’s birthday bash. Coincidence or conspiracy? You be the judge!

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Jhelum Mehta

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Jhelum Mehta is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports who seamlessly intertwines her fervor for sports with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. Graduating with honors, her writing reflects a unique fusion of literary acumen and astute sports analysis. Her journey as a wordsmith began after completing her studies, where she embarked on a path to articulate the dynamic world of the NFL.
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