Stars — they’re nothing like us. Except some of them, like many of us, will tune in this weekend to watch the Kansas City Chiefs face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl. (You can find all of our coverage of the event here.) Stars — they’re occasionally like us!
But which stars, you might be asking yourself. While some famous fans have been very vocal about their loyalties — President Biden and Jill Biden, for example, have not exactly been shy about their love of the Eagles — there are others you might not know for their football obsessions. Here’s a quick rundown of just a few of the celebrities likely to be cheering on their favorite teams this weekend.
The Kansas City Chiefs
Jason Sudeikis, left, and Rob Riggle, a fellow actor and Kansas City Chiefs fan, rooting for the home team in November.Credit…Jason Hanna/Getty Images
Jason Sudeikis brought his hometown pride to his Apple TV+ show “Ted Lasso”: Ted loves all things Kansas City. “I don’t think I’m the one that put it on the map,” Mr. Sudeikis said of the city at last year’s Emmy Awards. “I think the Royals and the Chiefs and Charlie Parker and Janelle Monáe and Don Cheadle and many, many other artists and people far greater than myself have added to that knowledge.”
“I’m hoping that I can see it in person, although watching that game is very stressful,” the “Ant-Man” actor Paul Rudd said of this year’s Super Bowl, in an interview with People magazine. Mr. Rudd, whose family moved to Kansas when he was a child, was at the Super Bowl in 2020 cheering the Chiefs to victory. More specifically, Vulture described his reaction to the team’s win as “joy personified.”
Eric Stonestreet, who starred in the sitcom “Modern Family,” makes no secret of his fondness for his hometown team. He’s been a fan since childhood. “I don’t know what it is about me as a grown man that anyone that straps on the Chiefs helmet, the Chiefs uniform, I’m a fan of,” Mr. Stonestreet said in an interview last year. “It’s weird that it’s so generational. It doesn’t matter. I’ve been a Joe Delaney fan and now I’m a Jerick McKinnon fan. I don’t know why that is, but I think it’s because of the game.”
The singer Melissa Etheridge, who was born in Kansas, wrote an original song devoted to her team in 2022. Titled “Chocolate Cake,” it was inspired by an interview in which Chiefs coach Andy Reid likened winning the Super Bowl to the dessert. “That is the chocolate cake with the ultimate frosting,” Mr. Reid said.
Dive Deeper Into Super Bowl LVII
- The God of Sod: George Toma, 94, has been a groundskeeper for all 57 Super Bowls. On Sunday, his perfectionism will be on display for millions of people who will have no idea who he is or how he suffers for his work.
- Philadelphia Swagger: After surviving a disastrous introductory news conference, an ill-chosen flower analogy and his “Beat Dallas” motivational shirt, Nick Sirianni has transformed the Eagles, and maybe himself.
- Inside a Kansas City Oasis: Big Charlie’s Saloon is a South Philadelphia bar with a bit of a conundrum: how to celebrate Kansas City’s Super Bowl berth without drawing the ire of locals.
- Halftime Show: The nearly four-year gap between Rihanna’s live performances will close when she takes the stage at the Super Bowl. During her hiatus, the stakes for her return have only grown.
A longtime Chiefs fan, the rapper Tech N9ne often channels his support of the team into his music. He has produced a number of original songs in honor of the Chiefs, including the team anthem “