February 15, 2023
After the Super Bowl, Jason Kelce was able to joke that the next "New Heights" podcast was going to be an awkward one.
Still, Wednesday morning came and the weekly show with his brother, Travis, dropped.
With the dust settled a bit from the Eagles' defeat and the Chiefs' victory, the two broke down Sunday night from their perspectives, from the pregame ceremonies to the questionable field conditions, halftime adjustments, the highly-debated holding call late, and then finally, the aftermath of it all.
The show was measured, level-headed, anything but bitter, and highly complimentary and respectful of both teams – Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes, especially.
"As much as it sucks to be on the losing end of it, it was a fun game," Jason said. "It really was, and at some point, I'll hopefully be able to enjoy the fact that I was in it and the season that our team had, and the guys, but...not quite there yet."
But toward the end, when the two reflected on meeting at midfield once the horn sound, then seeing their mother Donna on the field after she became one of Super Bowl week's biggest stars, they both struggled to hold back the tears.
A transcript from part of that tearful conversation:
Jason: "The moment I saw Mom is when I got really emotional, because, man...It was so awesome....It was awesome for...You know, she was on top of the world for a week."
Travis: "She was the heavyweight champ, man...She was on top of it and she shined the whole time, man. That was the coolest part. Mom, you absolutely killed it. Dad, you've been killin' it."
Jason: "It was just so cool, man, to see her get to celebrate in that with us...It was an awesome moment...Just so happy for her, and so happy that she got here moment, Dad got his...So, yeah, I was the only, ironically, you know you lose the Super Bowl and you're crying after the game, and they're not tears of sadness, they're tears of joy...So still sucked, but...you know...
Travis: "It's what makes you the best, brother. It's what makes you the best." [New Heights]
"You're crying after the game, and they're not tears of sadness, they're tears of joy"@JasonKelce and @tkelce shared why #SBLVII was more than just a game— New Heights (@newheightshow) February 15, 2023
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