Super Bowl LVII was the first time in the history of the championship game that a pair of brothers have faced each other in the Super Bowl. Those two brothers were Travis Kelce of the victorious Kansas City Chiefs and Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles. This was the second Super Bowl that Travis has won.
Fox News Digital revealed the hilarious messages the two brothers shared during the game, messages that were in good fun and exactly what you’d expect from a pair of brothers facing each other down in the big game. In its words:
Jason is the Philadelphia Eagles’ All-Pro center, who also was vying for his second ring. The two spoke about the pleasures of playing each other, and Travis even told his brother “don’t f—ing look at me” during the coin toss.
They still managed to hug it out at midfield, though, and the two found one another after the game, as well. They shared a long embrace after the Chiefs’ 38-35 victory, while their mother Donna celebrated with Travis and consoled Jason.
During the Kelces’ postgame hug, Jason gave Travis a brotherly greeting: “F— you, congratulations.”
But that’s not all. Travis also said, after the game, “There’s nothing you can really say to a loved one in a situation like that. You joke around all the time and say you want to beat your brother in the biggest stage ever, but it’s a weird feeling…There’s nothing really I could say to him except I love him, and he played a hell of a year and a hell of a season.”
The other emotional moment of the night for many was the American National Anthem, sung by country star Chris Stapleton. Reporting on that on The American Tribune, we said:
Country music artist Chris Stapleton turned in one of the most memorable renditions of the national anthem ever for the Super Bowl in the game’s storied history, according to countless viewers who turned in to see the pregame ritual.
Stapleton, the third consecutive country music singer to be honored with the privilege of singing the Star-Spangled Banner, did not disappoint with his soulful, tear-jerking performance. The song lasted two minutes and one second.
“Grown-a** men crying to Chris Stapleton singing the national anthem,” one Twitter user wrote. “Wow, this one is right up there with Whitney Houston’s performance. Just amazing.”
Another said they were still “mopping up tears” after listening to the powerfully moving singing.
Take a look as Stapleton brings down the house in his 2023 Super Bowl premiere:
Most famous for the waterworks was Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Nick Siranni. Sirrani, the second-year coach for the favored NFC team (who lost 38-35 in a back and forth contest against the Kansas City Chiefs) was visibly tearing up during Stapleton’s performance. He immediately went viral for all the right reasons.
Travis Kelce was emotional talking about his brother Jason after the Super Bowl ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xeHDtkNjQy
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 13, 2023
Featured image credit: screenshot from embedded ESPN video posted to Twitter
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