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Pro football brothers are set to face off in Super Bowl sibling Sunday

JUANA SUMMERS, HOST:

The Kansas City Chiefs will face off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Super Bowl 57. And no matter which team wins, Donna Kelce is once again going to be the mom of a champion.

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TRAVIS KELCE: My mom can't lose.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

That's Kelce's son, Kansas City Chiefs' tight end, Travis Kelce, speaking last night after his team earned a spot in the title game.

SUMMERS: Also playing in that game will be Donna Kelce's other son, Jason, who plays center for the Philadelphia Eagles. And while Jason Kelce is usually one of his brother Travis' biggest fans, he told CBS Philadelphia yesterday that his support is on hold for now.

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JASON KELCE: I got a Kansas City sweatshirt I'm going to wear for the next three hours, and then that's it for the rest of the year.

CHANG: Now, two brothers, Jim and John Harbaugh, have coached against each other in the big game, but this will be the first time brothers will play on opposite teams, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

SUMMERS: So who's Donna Kelce rooting for? Well, she's already been seen sporting a split red and green Chiefs and Eagles jersey with both of her sons' numbers. And she told WKYC 3 News that it's been humbling to see her sons come this far.

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DONNA KELCE: It's just been a really fun ride. And I'm a mom that's happier than a mother should be (laughter).

CHANG: The Kelce family football championship, aka the Super Bowl, will happen in two weeks in Glendale, Ariz. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Gabe O'Connor
Christopher Intagliata is an editor at All Things Considered, where he writes news and edits interviews with politicians, musicians, restaurant owners, scientists and many of the other voices heard on the air.

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