Jason Kelce and Travis Kelce shed tears while discussing their parents during their first podcast since Super Bowl 57.
Donna Kelce became a media favorite the week before the game before her sons became the first brothers to play for opposing teams in the Super Bowl.
During the podcast, which was released Wednesday, Jason Kelce got emotional as he recalled seeing his mom after the game. Jason Kelce, a center for the Philadelphia Eagles, and his teammates had just lost to the Kansas City Chiefs and their star tight end, Travis Kelce.
“The moment I saw Mom, I got really emotional because, man, it was so awesome,” Jason Kelce said, pausing to calm himself. “…You know, she was on top of the world for a week.”
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Travis Kelce interjected during the New Heights podcast, which launched ahead of the 2022 season.
“She was the heavyweight champion, man,” he said. “She was on top and she was glowing the whole time, man. That was the coolest part. Mom, you actually killed it. Dad, you killed it.”
Donna Kelce’s big moment came on opening night when she delivered homemade cookies to her sons during the televised event.
An online petition calling for Donna Kelce to volunteer as the Super Bowl coin tosser received more than 188,000 signatures.
The league stuck to plans to honor former NFL player Pat Tillman, who took early retirement after 9/11 and died on duty in Afghanistan. But during the game, Donna Kelce sat next to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the Commissioner’s invitation.
Donna Kelce was scheduled to attend a Bud Light giveaway at the Chiefs Victory Parade on Wednesday.
“It was just so cool man to see them celebrate with us,” Jason Kelce said of the week-long celebrations. “And it was a great moment. Just so happy for her and happy that she got her moment, Dad got his. Ironically, you lose a Super Bowl and you cry after the game and they’re not tears of sadness. You know, they’re tears of joy.”
As Jason Kelce spoke, Travis Kelce wiped away tears.
“I cried all week,” he said. “It was a pretty cool experience and America, the world of football, I can’t thank you enough for jumping on board, enjoying our family like you did and supporting our family like you did have done. …
“I love you guys for that and I’ll probably remember this week and what led to this game more than most of what happened in that game.”