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Travis famous before Taylor? We think so.

New relationship sparks debate

Travis Kelce is widely known in the world of sports as one of the greatest tight ends of all time, along with others such as Tony Gonazales and Rob Gronkowski. His resume is riddled with awards including 8 Pro Bowl nods, 7 All Pro nominations, a member of the 2010’s all decade team, two Superbowl wins, just to name a few accolades. 

When thinking about why he may be a hot topic in the media, football fans’ first guesses could be things such as that he passed somebody’s record or he hit a new milestone in his career. On the contrary, Kelce is in the news lately, thanks to his personal life. He has recently begun a relationship  with a famous singer and songwriter, Taylor Swift. 

This merging of worlds on their part has sparked many others to find common interests between their two fanbases. The two groups are incredibly polarizing and when put into one conglomerate, it has been found that the two groups do not  exactly merge seamlessly. 

There is an ongoing argument about who put who “on the map.” In our opinion, it is incredibly clear that Kelce was not “put on the map” by any means, but rather that he was introduced to a new group of people who were previously unfamiliar with him. 

Before this relationship, Kelce was already in consideration for the Hall of Fame and possibly, the greatest tight end of all time. With this greatness obviously comes notoriety within his profession. We think that it is absolutely insulting to the career of Kelce to say somebody such as Swift (no matter how amazing she is) could even possibly be the sole reason that he is famous. 

Swift is a widely known American singer and songwriter. Kelce is a superstar tight end playing in the NFL. Having 2 completely different lifestyles, it was a surprise to the differing fanbases. With the debate rising of who made who famous, we fully believe that they were both already on the map. Since both have very large and polarizing fan bases they have begun to clash. 

Kelce is a four-time first-team All-Pro tight end considered to be one of the greatest to ever play the position. Aside from quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kelce is the most recognizable player of the Kansas City Chiefs dynasty that has won two of three Super Bowls attended  over the past four seasons. 

This attention benefits both stars at the end of the day. Kelce gets more attention brought to the NFL and his self brand which can make him more money. On the flip side Swift gets more attention on her music career and her new media such as the new eras tour movie that recently released in theaters. 

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Eliot McDonald, Broadcast Editor
Junior Eliot McDonald is the staff videographer for the Prowler staff  but also loves writing articles of many kinds. In this coming year of Journalism, McDonald wants to expand his repertoire of writing styles, get more involved with school events, and help new journalism students produce the best media they can for The Prowler. Other than subjects that reside under the label of “English” McDonald loves to study History and Social Sciences. Outside of school, McDonald enjoys soccer for a club team in the fall and he also plays for the highschool soccer team in the spring. In addition to soccer McDonald is big into the world of physical fitness and weightlifting. When not in soccer season he likes to powerlift and plans on eventually competing in a powerlifting meet when time permits. Whilst on breaks from school, such as summer break, McDonald loves going to his family's beach house. When at the beach he loves to fish, swim, and bike. McDonald is ecstatic to continue his work in the world of journalism under the guidance of his peers and teacher, Ms. Mary Holton.

Noah Carroll, Reporter
Junior Noah Carroll is a first year reporter for the Prowler. As a first year student, he is ready to take on the challenges he faces. Carroll plays for the varsity boys soccer team and is also a part of the Outing Club and the amazing Spikeball Club. If Carroll isn’t strolling around the halls, you will find him practicing to become a water polo professional. Having big dreams of water polo might not work out and he doesn't have a back up plan. Even after all that, he is excited to produce quality content and media for the Prowler. 

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