This is a story you've heard before and now, with both Jason and Travis Kelce on the ultimate Super Bowl stage on opposing sidelines, you're going to hear it non-stop for the next two weeks: The parents of the Kelces are huge targets of the media.
Donna Kelce, the mother of Jason and Travis, appeared on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio Channel on Tuesday and discussed what it's like to be in this position. The two players lined up against each other in the past, most recently last season at Lincoln Financial Field, but obviously the Super Bowl platform as the first brothers to play against each other in this game, is a bit different and an enormous national story.
"They've played each other before but never for all the marbles, so this is something they've been dreaming about since they were 10," Donna Kelce said. "I know both of them want this win desperately for bragging rights over the Thanksgiving table. I've got split jerseys, I've got hats that say Super Bowl on them, I've got a jersey that says Eagles on one side and Chiefs on the other. The best thing is to keep yourself grounded through all this is to be with your friends and enjoy every minute because this is fleeting and there are so many rough points in your life that you have to go through, so enjoy the fun ones."
Mrs. Kelce said that both Jason and Travis were "fun loving" and "loved being the center of attention, which they do now" as kids and that Jason's one hidden talent was that he performed as a talented baritone saxophone player who traveled with a jazz band in high school – although Eagles fans got a taste in the summer following the Super Bowl win in 2018. Both kids were extremely good athletes, clearly, and that as the Super Bowl arrives, it's a moment to cherish, not fear.
If you thought Donna Kelce was dreading this moment when both of her sons were on the Super Bowl stage and she knew that one of her kids would be heartbroken, you are incorrect.
"I can't wait until Super Bowl Sunday," she said. "I'm just so excited for it. I'm a fan when it comes to anything. I can separate myself when it comes to being their mother and just watch the game. I don't know how I can do that, but I'm not the one that's like, 'Please don't get hurt. Please don't get hurt,' or some mothers who run down the field with their kid in sports youth hockey and youth other things.
"I just want to watch and have a great time. I just love sports. I just like to be a spectator and a fan."