Chiefs' Travis Kelce Hosts Spelling Bee That Referenced One of His Funniest Typos

Feb 8, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LVIII.
Feb 8, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during a press conference ahead of Super Bowl LVIII. / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Kelce brothers hosted a live recording of their popular podcast, New Heights, on Thursday night at their alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, and it was full of viral moments.

One of the fun competitions was the "Travis Kelce Spelling Bee." Contestants were asked to spell an assortment of athletic and NFL terms, and, of course, some words that Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce infamously spelled wrong in his resurfaced tweets that went viral during the NFL season.

Cincinnati basketball guard Jizzle James was one of the contestants, and he won after spelling the word "squirrel" correctly. This word was a homage to one of the many old tweets in which Kelce spelled the word "squirle" back in 2011.

When James spelled the word correctly, former Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce celebrated big with the college player.

The competition portion of Thursday's show was called the "Lombaby Games." Two teams consisting of Cincinnati students were chosen ahead of time and split into Team Athletic vs. Team Academic. James correctly spelling the word "squirrel" led Team Athletic to win the spelling bee.


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