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Announcer makes punny Taylor Swift reference for Travis Kelce TD

By CM Chaney · September 18, 2023

In brief…

  • During the KC Chiefs game against Jacksonville, the CBS announcer made a joke referencing Taylor Swift's song "Blank Space" after Travis Kelce scored a touchdown.
  • The reference fueled continued speculation of a rumored romance between Kelce and Swift, who were spotted together in New York recently.
  • A source said Kelce and Swift have been "quietly hanging out" when she was in NYC a few weeks ago.
  • Neither Kelce nor Swift have confirmed the relationship rumors, but the announcer's reference has fueled speculation about a possible romance.
An NFL announcer's reference to a Taylor Swift song following a Travis Kelce touchdown further fueled rumors of a romance between the pop and football stars.  Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia

Rumors of a romance between pop superstar Taylor Swift and NFLer Travis Kelce have been swirling. And now a TV announcer has added fuel to the fire with a clever reference during a Sunday’s Kansas City Chiefs-Jacksonville Jaguars game.

When Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce caught a touchdown pass from superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes at the start of the third quarter, CBS play-by-play man Ian Eagle could not resist making a pun that now has tongues wagging.

“Kelce finds a blank space for the score,” Eagle said, referencing the title of Swift’s hit song “Blank Space.”

The deft reference has sparked even more speculation about a possible romance between Kelce and Swift, who have been spotted together in New York City.

Reps for Swift and Kelce have not responded to requests for comment, but the pop star’s fans are eagerly awaiting any potential confirmation of the romance.

The reference comes just days after a source told “The Messenger” that the two have been “quietly hanging out” and that Swift saw Kelce when she was in New York City a few weeks ago.

Kelce has been open about his admiration for Swift in the past, expressing his disappointment when he was unable to give her a friendship bracelet with his phone number at her Eras Tour show in Kansas City earlier this summer.

In the meantime, the NFL announcer’s punny reference has given fans a reason to speculate even more about the rumored romance between the pop star and one of the NFL’s all-time great tight ends.