Tony Romo insists Taylor Swift wife comments are a joke: 'Not everyone gets it'
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Tony Romo made clear Saturday that when he called Taylor Swift the wife of Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce he was only joking and that it was a part of his broadcast game plan.
Romo will be on the call for Super Bowl LVIII as the Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers. Swift is expected to be at least one of the focal points off of the field.
The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback talked about his style with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
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Tony Romo on "The Drew Barrymore Show" ahead of Super Bowl LVIII. (Gail Schulman/CBS via Getty Images)
"I think you’re always trying to do new things," he told the outlet. "I feel like, for me, one area is I add humor in a lot of times. So the people who really know me kind of get it. So when I’m joking about Taylor Swift being the wife (of Kelce), not everyone gets it. But I feel like, to me, we’re on air for three hours and 15 minutes, sometimes three and a half.
"You’re trying to add some levity to it, but it’s really about the game and you’re always trying to make it about the game."
Romo made the remark when the Chiefs took on the Buffalo Bills during the regular season in December.
"… As you see Kelce’s wife, Taylor Swift, in the audience …" Romo said on the broadcast and quickly apologized for making the mistake.
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Taylor Swift walked with Donna Kelce onto the field after the AFC Championship game in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
"Not yet," Jim Nantz responded. "You don’t know something we don’t know, do you?"
Romo said earlier this week that someone played a