“We don’t want to hear Taylor Swift,” she continued. “We don’t want the bad luck.”
Another San Francisco mother, Ursula Tumath, said she had supported her daughters’ intense love of Taylor Swift, even hosting a Swift-themed party for her older daughter’s 10th birthday. The partygoers sang her songs and made friendship bracelets.
But when her daughters said they would be rooting for Kansas City on Sunday, Tumath and her husband instated a no-Swift-song rule in the house — at least for a few days.
“It’s more of a joke than anything, because we really do love Taylor Swift,” she said. “But if you don’t root for the 49ers, gosh, what kind of San Franciscan are you?”
Jennifer Carr agrees. She and her husband are intense fans of San Francisco sports teams, even naming their 8-year-old daughter after Madison Bumgarner, the pitcher who helped lead the Giants to three World Series championships. (Her name is Madison, not Bumgarner.)
When a Swift song came on the car radio the other day, Carr said, she told Madison that since they were 49ers fans, they couldn’t listen to her music right now. Her daughter countered: “Well, I like Taylor Swift! I’m rooting for her!”