The NFL Playoffs are in the books after much controversy, and the Super Bowl is set to take place in just over a week. The Eagles and black quarterback Jalen Hurts are set to take on the Chiefs and black quarterback Pat Mahomes. Did we mention that Chiefs coach Andy Reid is facing his old team? Oh, and did we mention brothers Jason and Travis Kelce will be facing off as well? How convenient! The Chiefs didn’t get there without some drama and controversy, as “NFL rigged” trended on Twitter following a somewhat suspicious AFC Championship game against the Bengals. While there is no hardcore evidence of malfeasance, (besides my own two eyes), the league got the matchup they undoubtedly wanted, and the accompanying storylines to go with it. Now an online petition is gaining traction to allow Donna Kelce, the mother of the Kelce brothers to flip the coin before the game. Hey, why not since we are featuring so many compelling storylines courtesy of the NFL. Check this out.
Kelce is the mother of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce.
The Kelce brothers are the first siblings to play against each other in a Super Bowl, and the petition at Change.org is calling on the league to make their mother part of the game, as well.
“This is Donna Kelce, mother of Jason and Travis Kelce,” the petition says under a photo of Kelce wearing a hybrid jersey made up of the colors of her two sons’ teams. “Her sons are going to play each other in the Super Bowl in 2 weeks. I would like to see her wear this split jersey she had made when she flips the coin to start the game.”
A petition to make Travis and Jason Kelce's mom, Donna, do the coin toss at Super Bowl LVII already has more than 15,000 signatures!! https://t.co/sf9sVkRJjg
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 2, 2023
However it happened to take place, the league got what it wanted with Jason and Travis Kelce squaring off, both late in their Hall of Fame careers. A true feelgood story to be sure, even if Travis got there with a little help from his zebra striped friends. Why not let mom flip the coin? It isn’t very often in league history that we get situations like this. The Mannings never squared off in the big game, nor did the Watts.
Several other moms have also seen their sons play against each other in the NFL, including Connie Watt, who had three sons in the NFL. Derek (Steelers), T.J. (Steelers), and J.J. (Texans) all played concurrently. Phyllis Harrell also had two sons playing in the league at the same time: Jason (Titans) and Devin (Patriots) McCourty.
None of these siblings ever played against each other in the Super Bowl and considering the odds of having one professional athlete in your family, no less two, Donna Kelce should be rewarded for her good genetics and parenting and be honored with flipping the coin. All of the potential funny business aside, it is a cool story to be having two scrappy white dudes squaring off in the biggest game of the season. Just a word of caution to Donna Kelce if she does flip the coin, pay close attention to how the coin lands, you don’t want the officials screwing that up too.
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