ans-both football and music-are still discussing the possible effect Taylor Swift may have on the Kansas City Chiefs’ winning streak. In the midst of the discussion, for now, within the team, they have one thing for sure: Taylor is breaking the pools.
The Chiefs won the AFC West Division title for the eighth consecutive year and are about to compete for their sixth American Conference championship. However, the team was far from the favorite this year.
The only game in which they were ahead in the betting was the Wild Card Round game against the Miami Dolphins, as they were playing at their home, Arrowhead Stadium, against the AFC’s top wild card. In the other two, against the Buffalo Bills and the Baltimore Ravens, the visiting Chiefs were the underdog.
Against all odds, Kansas City won both victories and is now about to play in its second consecutive Super Bowl and third in four years. The superstitious wonder if Swift had anything to do with it, and Drue Tranquill’s answer seems to be: yes.
Taylor is breaking up the parlays
Still hungover from the 17-10 victory over the Ravens, the Chiefs players have taken to their social media to continue celebrating and trash-talking their rivals. Among them, linebacker Drue Tranquill decided to throw a jab at all the team’s and Swift’s haters.
“Big Red, T Swift, & the boys just tore your parlay up again,” Tranquill tweeted, referring to the serial bets some gamblers often make to multiply their winnings.
Although the references to head coach Andy Reid and Swift went unnoticed by his followers in X, Tranquill recalled the joke debate that has raged in the sports press and social media: Does Taylor Swift deserve a Super Bowl ring?
The Swift effect
Although the Chiefs have not been invincible when Taylor is in the stadium boxes supporting her boyfriend Travis Kelce, they do have a positive record of nine wins and three losses, including three in the playoffs so far.
There is still no official confirmation on whether Swift will attend Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Super Bowl LVIII on February 11. Rumors say yes, but the logistics for the singer seem complicated, since on the 10th, she will offer a concert in Tokyo, Japan.
Despite everything, analysts and fans say that the time difference would make the journey possible, so everyone’s eyes and cameras will be fixed on the stadium entrance to see if Swift is indeed Kelce and the Chiefs’ lucky charm.