Donna Kelce is handling a difficult task with the utmost grace ahead of Super Bowl 57.
Both of Kelce’s sons, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Eagles center Jason Kelce, are playing on the NFL’s biggest stage. They are the first pair of brothers to play against one another in the Super Bowl, and that makes Donna’s job a bit difficult.
So, for which team is Kelce pulling? She was asked about this in an interview on “Today.” She had the perfect response as she sat on camera, clad in her split Eagles/Chiefs Kelce uniform.
“Absolutely,” Kelce said when asked if she had a rooting preference. “The offense.”
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That was a smart quip from Kelce given that both of her sons play on that side of the ball. She will be rooting for each team to score whenever they get the ball, as that will likely ensure a strong performance from each of her sons.
As she was further pressed, Kelce admitted that she would have a tough time picking a team to root for even if she didn’t have a son on each team.
“Both fan bases are absolutely amazing,” she said. “Just give everything that they have on game day.”
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But if Kelce had to make a pick, she joked that there was one factor that would make it easier for her to root for the Eagles.
I think that Jason would say that I’m going to root for the baby of the family, which is Travis, and I keep trying to tell him, ‘No, you’ve given me grandchildren.’ So, we’ll leave it at that.
That’s entirely fair. It’s also worth noting that Jason is the elder of the two Kelce brothers at age 35 and may retire following the Super Bowl. So, rooting for the Eagles might be sensible either way considering that Travis should have another chance to get to the Super Bowl.
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Even still, it seems like Donna Kelce is in a bit of a win-lose situation. She will be able to celebrate with her victorious son while having to comfort the one who ends up on the losing end of the postseason matchup.