This year’s Super Bowl showcased the Philadelphia Eagles facing off against the Kansas City Chiefs in a game that will go down in history. One reason being, it was the family battle of the century.
For the first time ever, two brothers went head to head on opposing teams: Travis Kelce representing Kansas City, and Jason Kelce representing Philadelphia. Although Travis ultimately took home the championship title, the tight end understood how special it was to play against his brother. And he even addressed the sibling rivalry during his opening monologue on March 4th.
“I got to play against my brother Jason, who is an Eagle, and my Mom was on TV more than both of us,” he said on live television. “You know, people keep asking me what it was like to beat my brother in the Super Bowl, and it was really awkward…Especially cause after the game, we had to drive home together — our Mom drove us there in a minivan, like the good old days.”
As he continued, Travis pointed out the differences he and his brother had during their time growing up. More specifically, he admitted that his brother was the more responsible Kelce brother.
“In high school, he was an honor student, and I got kicked off the team because I failed French and English too, but French sounds way better,” the tight end explained, reflecting on the early days of playing football with his brother.
Travis even discussed the time he was kicked off his college football team for smoking marijuana. “So it just goes to show you, if you smoke weed, and you’re bad at school, you can win the Super Bowl twice,” Kelce relayed, causing the audience to erupt with laughter.
Travis Kelce discusses his brother Jason directly after Super Bowl win.
Although it was all jokes on Saturday night, the Kansas City Chiefs star had a more genuine reaction to playing with his brother in the Super Bowl at the time of his win. “There’s nothing you can really say to a loved one in a situation like that,” he said in February. “You joke around all the time you want to beat your brother on the biggest stage ever, but it’s a weird feeling.”
He also expressed the sentiments, “There’s nothing I could really say to him other than I love him, and he played a hell of a year, a hell of a season.”
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