Supporters of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles remind us that fan is short for fanatic. It's harmless stuff —unless you're Santa Claus, who infamously got showered with boos and snow balls in 1968—but nonetheless fanatical. Some get as hardcore as the folks at Top 40 radio station Q102— the only such outlet that's not feasting ahead of Thanksgiving on the widespread popularity of Taylor Swift songs.
Though Swift's a native of Pennsylvania, she's been removed from the station's weekend playlist because of the Philadelphia Eagles' Monday night football matchup against Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs.
"The Eagles-Chiefs Game is Monday night, and we need the Birds to focus! Q102 Loves Taylor Swift as much as the rest of the world but this weekend, the only Swift and Kelce we recognize play for the Birds," shared Q102 DJ and program director Buster Satterfield (as quoted by ABC 6).
The other Swift is Eagles running back and former University of Georgia star DeAndre Swift. Satterfield's preferred Kelce is Eagles center Jason, Travis' brother and the lone family member on People's Sexiest Man Alive list. (Travis was featured in the magazine's Reader's Choice Poll, winning the people's choice for Sexiest Athlete.)
Perhaps Satterfield and his co-workers can't handle hearing "Karma" this weekend after getting a recent lyrical twist stuck in their heads.
Swift snuck the line "Karma is the guy on the Chiefs coming straight home to me" during a live gig. On Travis' New Heights podcast with brother Jason, Travis reacted to hearing lyrical switch-up in person.
"Yeah, no I had no clue [she would do that] ... well, I might have had a little bit of a clue, but definitely when I heard it come out of her mouth, it still shocked me," Travis said of the lyric change. "I was like, 'Oh... she really just said that.'"
Jason, Satterfield and other Eagles devotees hope for "Karma" when Philadelphia travels to Kansas City for Monday night's game. After all, the Chiefs defeated the Eagles back in February in the Super Bowl. It was the first championship game in NFL history that pitted two brothers against each other.
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