Colin Cowherd: “There’s a lot of really weird, lonely, insecure men out there. The fact that the world’s biggest pop star is dating a star tight end who had one of his greatest games ever, then the network puts them on the air briefly, and then it bothers you... What does that say about your life? Judge people sometimes on the silly stuff that bothers them, it’ll tell you a lot about them.
When I hear this whole thing about Taylor Swift, ‘I JUST WANNA WATCH FOOTBALL’... Liar... You’re lying. That’s not true. A football telecast is not just football. In fact, the commercials for four hours before the Super Bowl will be widely watched. Did you know statistically during a three and a half hour NFL playoff broadcast, or regular season broadcast, just 18 minutes are actual football? And you don’t turn away. There’s coach cutaways, they show fans in Buffalo on fire, commercials, reviews... 18 minutes of real football. The length of about five Taylor Swift songs.
The New York Times measured how long she was actually on the broadcast on average – 25 seconds... In three and a half hours. Against the Ravens it was up to a whopping 32 seconds. It was 14 seconds for Chiefs and Raiders on Christmas. Twelve for Chiefs vs. Bengals, 24 seconds for Buffalo vs. Kansas City. She was on for a minute vs. the Dolphins but it was an absolutely awful broadcast, they should have had a concert in the middle --- that would have been more interesting. Why wouldn’t CBS, who has The Grammys, cross-promote the world’s biggest pop star? I work for FOX, I've seen us jam people on TV shows I would never watch during football games and sporting events -- ‘DON’T FORGET TO WATCH THIS RIGHT AFTER THE GAME!’ I don’t have to rush to social media, I’m OK with it.
Matthew McConaughey, Drake on everything, Spike Lee at Knicks games, Eminem at Michigan sporting events... We celebrate it. Jack Nicholson at Lakers games, it’s just cool – ‘I SAW JACK!’... But a talented and beautiful woman is on the air, one who would never pay attention to lonely men, and it bothers them. There’s a stat out there, it’s kind of uncomfortable for you sad guys, that 50% of men never have real intimacy with a woman. That means the other 50% have multiple intimate relationships with women. And those ones that don’t are angry, sad, lonely, and they are often masochistic, and resent women who didn’t give them the time they think they deserve.
We celebrate all these goofballs jumping on tables in Buffalo, men in cheese hats, Matthew McConaughey, Drake, and Jack Nicholson, Eminem, and it’s cool... And a young, attractive, beautiful woman comes on for 25 seconds and you’re bothered? Judge people by the silly things that bother them. This anger says nothing about Taylor Swift, it says everything about the men bothered by it."
Watch Colin Cowherd of FS1's The Herd blast football fans who have voiced their displeasure with the NFL's saturated coverage of pop star Taylor Swift the past two months during her blossoming relationship with Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, saying Swift's biggest critics seem to be 'lonely men' who are uncomfortable by a woman dominating the attention of a football game.
Check out the segment above as Colin points out how male stars the likes of Jack Nicholson, Drake, Matthew McConaughey, and Spike Lee seem to be perpetually celebrated as 'cool' superfans attending sporting events during national telecasts, yet Swift garners negative attention as annoying and self-serving.