Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has been making waves, not just in the world of music but also in the sports industry. Surprisingly, it’s not just her loyal fans who are singing her praises. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was among the first to express his admiration for Swift, and now, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, known for his passionate sports analysis, has joined the ranks of unexpected Swifties. During a recent discussion on First Take about dating rumors involving Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Smith couldn’t help but gush about his experience attending one of her concerts with his daughters. It seems that Swift’s star power extends well beyond the music world.
Before Stephen A. Smith’s unexpected revelation, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick made headlines when he spoke positively about Taylor Swift’s ability to perform in less than ideal conditions.
“That was pretty impressive,” Belichick said on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show. “She’s tough, man. Just stood out there and played right through it.”
Swift performed at a rain-soaked Gillette Stadium, showcasing her professionalism and dedication to her craft. Belichick’s praise highlighted the resilience and showmanship that Swift brings to her live performances.
During a discussion about the dating rumors surrounding Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, Stephen A. Smith couldn’t resist sharing his own experience attending a Taylor Swift concert with his daughters. Smith’s unexpected admiration for Swift took center stage as he expressed his awe at the spectacle that was the Eras Tour.
“She could do a lot worse,” Smith exclaimed about Travis Kelce’s rumored connection with Swift. He then delved into his concert experience, explaining that he attended the show because his daughters had “hoodwinked” him into making a promise. What followed was an evening that left him thoroughly impressed.
As Smith recounted his time at the Taylor Swift concert, he described a scene that was nothing short of breathtaking. He explained how, between songs, the audience gave Swift a nine-minute standing ovation, a testament to her incredible connection with her fans. Smith marveled at the fans who knew every syllable, every word, and every song, and the emotional outpouring that ensued.
Damien Woody, another panelist on First Take, chimed in, revealing that he had also attended a Taylor Swift concert with his daughter and wholeheartedly agreed with Smith’s sentiments.
Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour has transcended the world of music and won the hearts of unexpected fans in the sports world. Bill Belichick’s praise for her rain-soaked performance set the stage, and Stephen A. Smith’s heartfelt recounting of his concert experience only solidified the fact that Swift’s star power knows no bounds. Her ability to connect with fans, both young and old, through her music and live performances is a testament to her talent and dedication to her craft. As the Eras Tour continues to captivate audiences worldwide, it’s clear that Taylor Swift’s influence extends well beyond the confines of the music industry, leaving a lasting impression on fans from all walks of life.