This weekend, it was finally confirmed that global pop superstar Taylor Swift was dating Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce as the singer was seen attending Sunday night’s game against the Chicago Bears, sitting with Kelce’s family as she cheered on her new romantic interest. The news led many Swifties scrambling to learn the rules of football – much to the delight of football fans across social media.
One Taylor Swift fan shared a brief and humorous post explaining the basic rules of football for Swifties to follow.
“FOOTBALL EXPLAINER FOR THOSE CONFUSED,” the post from X user @holygroundsound began. “You have 4 tries (downs) to go 10 yards, if you do keep the ball and the cycle repeats, and if you don’t the other team gets it. You can score touchdowns for 6 points or kick a field goal for 3. That’s basically all you need to know.”
IT’S ALL HAPPENING pic.twitter.com/BPNUXWKmhq
— Rivers Hughey (@RivsHughey) September 25, 2023
Another fan quickly responded, “okay….what’s a down?? is it like dropping the ball?”
The Swifties were quickly mocked on social media by football fans who made jokes about their sudden interest in football now that Swift is dating an NFL star.
Finally something to bring all of America together in perfect harmony
— Kyle Lindemann (@LuckIsMadeFF) September 25, 2023
Need Swifties to get into advanced stats https://t.co/Yx7FyIACLl
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) September 25, 2023
By the end of the night they’re all gonna know the difference between zone and duo https://t.co/MrTUs7d0V3
— Carter Donnick (@CDonnick1) September 25, 2023
ask them how to perfectly scheme the wing t offense https://t.co/0y6hqflhyv
— cortado jones 🚂 (@JamesKnowsBall_) September 25, 2023
Can’t wait until Taylor starts dating Edmonton Elks quarterback Tre Ford and they have to re-explain that there’s actually only three downs and also something called a rouge. https://t.co/HVfZJefVwL
— Norm Charlatan (@normcharlatan) September 25, 2023
swifties will be able to replace the entire bears coaching staff by the end of next week. https://t.co/h00TwLTsZ7
— spencer (@iwasacuteboi) September 25, 2023
Travis Kelce doing more to grow the game in one week than Goodell could do in ten lifetimes https://t.co/PiEpf0YpXo
— Jacson A. Bevens 🦉 (@JacsonBevens) September 25, 2023
Of course, given how dedicated Swift’s fanbase is, they’ll probably be complete experts at the sport by the end of the week.