Chiefs fans rejoice! Your players just became all the more valuable, and if you have a non-football friend who likes Taylor Swift, then you’ve got someone to watch the game with next Sunday. For this fantasy football participant, whose knowledge of the Chiefs consisted of the fact that they won the Superbowl last year, Arrowhead Stadium just became more interesting. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, pop sensation Swift has just launched her relationship with your favorite tight end, Travis Kelce. Impressive in his own right, Kelce is a phenomenal choice for any fantasy manager. Two weeks ago, Kelce brought in 19.9 points, which is much better than my own tight end, Sam LaPorta (Lions) who busted (did not gain the number of points projected) this past week. LaPorta came into this week with a projected score of 10.7 but only managed to rack up 9.6 during Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers, which I did watch. I can confirm that Swiftie fever has taken over when it comes to the National Football League (NFL) and that there is at least one die-hard Swift fan who watched the Jets vs. Chiefs, despite a total apathy toward football.
In other news, those who, like me, are playing the long game when it comes to Austin Ekeler, running back for the Los Angeles Chargers, might have been disappointed when Ekeler didn’t play this past week. Ekeler scored 26.4 points during week one and on the surface would be an asset to any manager. However, he sprained his ankle during that first game and has had me on the edge of my seat ever since. I was hoping for a week three comeback story but unfortunately, it seems like the Chargers have decided to keep him on the bench until after their bye week, week four (A bye week is a predetermined week where a team doesn’t play. Each team gets one per season, giving the players and coaches a chance to rest and regroup). A smart move on their part, but not so fun for managers who wanted to see him on the field, myself included.
Lastly, it has come to my attention that I need a football team to support. I am looking to become a die-hard fan and since my family doesn’t root for any teams, anything is up for grabs. A New York native, I’m thinking that the Giants or Jets might be a good pick, but since going to school in Pa., the Eagles are a contender. There are 32 teams in the NFL, so anything is up for grabs. I am looking for a team that has cute merch because game day attire needs to be fashionable as well as effective in displaying how much I love my new team. Suggestions are always welcome.