Have we been pronouncing ‘Kelce’ wrong for nine years? (Maybe)


UPDATE: Thursday, July 15, 3:35 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Our remaining replace (by way of FOX4’s Harold Kuntz) reveals Travis reiterating what his brother, Jason, stated on the radio.

UPDATE: Thursday, July 15, 10:03 a.m. Arrowhead Time

Our pals at Bleeding Inexperienced Nation lined Travis’ brother, Jason’s tackle the matter, and it appears there could also be some reality right here.

JASON KELCE: “My brother and I’ve passed by Kel-SEE our total lives. And I nonetheless bear in mind my dad answering the telephone as ‘Ed Kelce’ all rising up when he was on work calls and all the things. So, our aspect of the household has at all times passed by Kel-SEE. However we’ve a extremely small household. We don’t have any first cousins. My grandfather on that aspect was useless earlier than I used to be born. So, someway we received so disconnected with that aspect. And my dad, sooner or later when he was working within the metal mills in Cleveland, Ohio, received uninterested in correcting everyone who was calling him Kel-SEE. Apparently, the ‘right’ pronunciation, the usual pronunciation is Kelss. That’s what the remainder of the household goes by. So, my dad, out of pure laziness fully modified his final identify. And now, I believe we’re on the level the place we’re each using with Ed Kel-SEE. He’s, for some purpose, determined to alter it and that’s what we’ve passed by our complete lives. So, we’re form of separate from the remainder of the household in that regard. We’ve gotten loads of messages and texts since turning into NFL gamers from prolonged members of the family all the world saying: ‘You’re saying the identify mistaken!’ So, yeah, that’s the story. However we’d actually go by both one, however I desire Kel-SEE simply because that’s the way in which I’ve stated it my total life and the way in which our aspect of the household has stated it.”

RITCHIE: “You favor Kel-SEE. However you gained’t argue with Kelss? As a result of that’s technically the right pronunciation by whomever.”

JASON: “No. And I in all probability inherited slightly little bit of my dad’s laziness with the way you pronounce it. I’m in all probability identical to, yeah, no matter, that’s shut sufficient.”

So it’s really each!? The extra you understand.

UPDATE: Wednesday, July 14, 8 p.m. Arrowhead Time

When you’ll be able to’t belief the participant, you go to the participant’s mother — on this case, Donna Kelce.


UPDATE: Wednesday, July 14, 4:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Travis Kelce lastly speaks on the matter.

(Authentic article, posted Wednesday, July 14, 1:55 p.m. Arrowhead Time)

When the information started making the rounds on Twitter on Tuesday, we at Arrowhead Satisfaction thought it needed to be a sensible joke or a sham. Had we actually been saying the “Kelce” in Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish “Travis Kelce” mistaken since 2013?

The excitement was that it’s pronounced “Kelss” moderately than “KEL-see” stemmed from Kelce’s December 2020 look on Barstool Sports activities’ “Bussin’ With the Boys” podcast. Quick ahead to across the 3:30 mark.

“I’ve received ‘KEL-see’ and I’ve received ‘Kelss,’” stated Kelce. “My actual identify is ‘Kelss,’ so I imply, I simply form of roll with the punches.”

Uh, what?

FOX4’s Howard Kuntz then dug up this clip that was made forward of the 2020 AFC championship sport:

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, huge receiver Tyreek Hill and working again Clyde Edwards-Healire quickly tweeted what we have been all pondering.

Digging into how this might have presumably occurred, we received way back to 2007, when Philadelphia Eagles heart and Travis’ brother, Jason Kelce, was a member of the College of Cincinnati soccer crew as a walk-on.

The information reads, “KEL-see,” so when Travis got here alongside in 2008, so too caught the (very-possibly) incorrect pronunciation — and it made all of it the way in which to 2013, when he was drafted by the Chiefs now 9 years in the past.

The large query is that this: nicely, what occurs now? Is it KEL-see or Kelss? Is that this a joke!?*

(*Right here’s Jason Kelce in a video from 2011, very clearly saying his identify “KEL-see”)

How will you deal with the scenario?


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    Travis “KEL-see”

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    Travis “Kelss”

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