Taylor Swift Sep 24, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Taylor Swift reacts while watching the Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears game during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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.”

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.

Of course, given how dedicated Swift’s fanbase is, they’ll probably be complete experts at the sport by the end of the week.

[Rivers Hughey]