Yes, there is a football game today.
But let’s be honest: We are here for Taylor Swift. And we aren’t going to pretend otherwise. This is your safe space where we will talk all things Taylor. That way you can eat snacks and watch the game with us.
We’ll tell you who is in her suite – her mom, Blake Lively, Ice Spice, Jason Kelce and more! And what’s she’s wearing – a cool pair of $695 jeans from AREA.
Bryan West, our full-time Taylor Swift reporter is watching from Melbourne where he just landed after a few days in Tokyo following the opening of the 2024 Eras Tour! We also have Swiftie (and sports reporter and he’s OK sharing that!) Austin Curtright and a whole team in Las Vegas.
(If you want to follow the Super Bowl game, we won’t fault you. Our Sports colleagues have you covered!)
Let the games begin.
What we know: Taylor Swift arrived in a black corset style top and black jeans with rhinestone cutouts, $695 from AREA and similar to the AREA rhinestone embellished shorts she wore to an earlier game.
She also wore a gold “87” necklace. Her purse? An adorable football shaped purse with an “87” on it. Guess we know who she’s rooting for!
Swift walked with a red bomber jacket slung over her left shoulder. The jacket is a Kansas City Chiefs WEAR by Erin Andrews. It’s red with two white lines along the collar, base and vest stitched area. Andrews, a FOX Sports reporter, sells fashionable fan gear for women. This is the second time that Swift has sported one of her jackets. On Oct. 12 when the Chiefs played the Broncos, she wore a similar outfit to her Super Bowl appearance.
We spied Taylor Swift with fellow Grammy nominee and “Karma” collaborator Ice Spice, Travis Kelce’s brother Jason Kelce, along with Blake Lively, who attended an earlier Chiefs game with Swift.
We also saw her mom, Andrea Swift, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Did you love Jason Kelce’s overalls? We did!
More than two hours before kick off, CBS showed an image of Taylor Swift in a sleek black tank top, red satin Chiefs jacket over her shoulder and her hair in a pony next to Ice Spice and Blake Lively at the stadium.
Taylor Swift walked into the stadium following her mother, Andrea Swift. She walked with Blake Lively, who has attended a Chiefs game with Swift, and she brought “Karma” collaborator Ice Spice, whom she was spotted with at the Grammys last week. Ashley Avignone, one of her close friends, was there, as was her dad, Scott Swift, and brother Austin Swift.
Blake Lively wore red track pants with a white tank and a matching red jacket. Ice Spice was sleek in all black.
Not to be outdone by his brother’s Amiri jacket and trousers, Jason Kelce showed up to Super Bowl LVIII in colorful Kansas City Chiefs overalls.
You can buy Jason Kelce’s overalls on pre-order and his bright red “big yeti” tee is available in multiple locations online.
The brothers have a knack for fashion, and Travis purchased designer jumpsuits for his teammates in the past, so neither Jason’s plaid overalls nor the shiny Amiri suit are out of character.
Swift fans were treated to 12 game looks this season – from popping up in a box at Arrowhead Stadium in October in an Erin Andrews’ WEAR jacket to the AFC Championship game where Swift wore a bright red sweater and black mini.
She showcased vintage looks from Kansas City’s West Side Storey, a retro style jacket that was a replica of the one boyfriend Travis Kelce wore in December, and independent (and now NFL-licensed) designer Kristin Juszczyk. And she had us all seeing red!
Did you have a favorite? USA TODAY’s Victoria Hernandez broke down Swift’s best game day looks.
We love what a big Chiefs fan Scott Swift has become.
This fit is peak dad!
We are waiting with you!
And NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL GameDay Morning that Taylor Swift has officially arrived in Las Vegas and is expected to attend Super Bowl LVIII to watch her boyfriend, Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers.
“She’s coming!” Hunt told People. “We’re excited.”
Swift’s next Eras Tour concert is Friday, Feb. 16 in Melbourne, Australia. She performs three nights in Melbourne before heading to Sydney and then to Singapore on March 2.
We’ve seen proposals at so many of the Eras Tour shows, that why wouldn’t Kelce propose to Swift if the Chiefs win?
It could be a very good end to what feels like a real-time rom-com for Swifties.
Kelce was actually asked this very question in one of many pre-Super Bowl Interviews. His answer, classic Kelce: “I’m focused on getting this ring, and that’s all that my mind’s focused on right now.”
The most Taylor Swift of commercials doesn’t even feature the singer.
But you’ll feel like you saw her after watching Cetaphil’s early Super Bowl Commercial, which as of Friday had been viewed almost 3 million times.
The video shows a “real-life father and daughter living in New York” who are struggling to connect with each other.
The father, who is a football fan, has a difficult time figuring out how to interact with his teen, who only appears to be interested in her phone and skincare. The father approaches the daughter a couple of times over the course of the video, attempting to bond with little success.
The mere mention of “the most famous fan of the game” and suddenly dad and daughter are together – and we’re crying.
How many times will CBS’s Super Bowl broadcast show her on-air? Will the Super Bowl MVP mention her in his speech?
Swift’s relationship with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been one of the hottest topics of this NFL season.. The 14-time Grammy winner has attended all three of the Chiefs’ playoff games up to this point but has a concert in Tokyo the day before the Super Bowl. That’s left fans speculating whether she’ll make it to Las Vegas in time for the big game.
However, they won’t be able to legally bet on such an appearance – or the number of them on the broadcast – at a United States-based sportsbook ahead of Sunday’s game. Any such wagers are only available on betting sites outside those regulated in the U.S.
There are other prop bets not related to the outcome of the game that also aren’t legal to bet on in the U.S. as well as some that are only available in certain states. But why is that?
“The general rule of thumb in the U.S. for creating prop bets is that they need to be determined by action on the field and the result shown in the box score,” BetMGM Senior Trader Tristan Davis told USA TODAY. “This makes it difficult to offer prop bets on Taylor Swift since she doesn’t play the game.”
In other words, the name of the game in sports betting is wagering on the objective, on-field results, not the subjective decision-making of a TV broadcast director.
The big joke on Tiktok this week has been the math question: If Taylor Swift leaves Japan – and the time difference is +17 hours to Las Vegas an the flight takes about 13 hours, will she make it on time?
Lucky for us, our amazing graphics team has done the math – and has shown their work.
Even the Embassy of Japan got in on this feat, as Swifties across the world suddenly have serious interest in air travel times.
“Despite the 12-hour flight and 17-hour time difference, the Embassy can confidently Speak Now to say that if she departs Tokyo in the evening after her concert, she should comfortably arrive in Las Vegas before the Super Bowl begins,” the embassy said on Feb. 2, peppering the statement with references to popular Swift song titles.
No. Swift has never played at the half-time show, but she has performed at many big sporting events.
In 2022, the singer said she didn’t want to perform until she finished rerecording all of her first six albums. She has two left: Reputation (Taylor’s Version) and her debut album.
Her first time singing at a major sporting event was in 2002 when as an adorable 12-year-old, she sang the national anthem before a Philadelphia 76ers Detroit Pistons game.
She has since performed at several other sporting events, including when Swift sang the national anthem at game 3 at the 2008 World Series in Philadelphia.
We could write a song about this, but honestly, don’t we just want Taylor to do it?
Travis Kelce attended the second Kansas City show of Swift’s Eras Tour. The tight end hoped to give Swift a friendship bracelet with his phone number on it but was unsuccessful.
Kelce called Swift out on his podcast New Heights.
“I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” Kelce said to his brother, Jason.
When word got to Swift, the singer reached out.
“This all started when Travis very adorably put me on blast on his podcast, which I thought was metal as hell,” she said in her Time magazine interview for 2023 Person of the Year. “We started hanging out right after that. So we actually had a significant amount of time that no one knew, which I’m grateful for, because we got to get to know each other.”
Though they had been dating for weeks, Kelce made the first public comment about their relationship on the Pat McAfee Show in September.
“I threw the ball in her court,” he said, “and you know, I told her, you know, ‘I’ve seen you rock the stage in Arrowhead. You might have to come see me rock the stage in Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit.'”
This would set up the public launch of the duo’s relationship.
Twitter/X user @picturetokurn joked the Super Bowl match-up is “Red” (49ers) versus “Red (Taylor’s Version)” (Chiefs), and Adele is team “Red (Taylor’s Version).” During her Las Vegas concert on Saturday, the singer said, “I think I want the Chiefs to win just because of Taylor Swift’s boyfriend and all of you that are complaining about Taylor Swift being at games get a (bleeping) life.”