New England Patriots quarterback Bailey Zappe appears to be embracing the very fact he may play in entrance of leisure celebrity Taylor Swift throughout this Sunday’s dwelling recreation in opposition to the 8-5 Kansas Metropolis Chiefs after he revealed earlier within the week he is not a “Swiftie.”
“No, I gained’t be nervous,” Zappe responded when he was jokingly requested throughout a Wednesday information convention about earlier feedback he provided relating to Swift’s music, per Chris Mason of MassLive. “It’ll be fairly thrilling to have her right here. I do know she loves being right here at Gillette, so I’m certain that’s thrilling for her to return again right here.”
Emma Healy of The Boston Globe famous on Monday that Swift has a historical past of acting at New England’s Gillette Stadium, and it is believed she’ll be within the constructing to look at this Sunday’s contest amid her much-publicized relationship with Chiefs All-Professional tight finish Travis Kelce. As for Zappe, Greg Dudek of NESN talked about that the 24-year-old signal-caller mentioned throughout a Monday look on the WEEI “Jones and Mego with Arcand” program that he is not a Swift “fan” as a result of he does not “take heed to that music.”
Zappe tried to make clear his authentic remarks on Wednesday, maybe after any person suggested him that he should not need to even unintentionally anger people who’re a part of what could be the most passionate fan base within the leisure world at present.
“OK, so, in the event you take heed to the entire quote I mentioned I’m not, not a fan,” Zappe defined on Wednesday whereas flashing a smile. “I was a fan as a result of I’m a rustic man. I take heed to nation music. She was nation, so after all there have been occasions the place a Taylor Swift nation music and I listened to it. Now she’s moved over to pop. I’m not a pop man. So I’m a fan, I simply don’t take heed to that kind of music. So simply clear that up there.”
It is good that members of the 3-10 Patriots can have some enjoyable within the closing weeks of what is been a disastrous season for the group, however the truth stays that Zappe and firm ought to need to keep away from all Swift-related distractions as rumors hover over the franchise about the way forward for head coach Invoice Belichick.
As of Wednesday afternoon, oddschecker listed the Patriots as 9.5-point underdogs in opposition to the Chiefs.