Lance Bass, famous for his NSYNC days, stole the limelight from heavyweights like Jay-Z and LeBron James during the Monday Night Football game at SoFi Stadium. Bass’s comedic gesture took centre stage as the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers clashed in Week 6 of the 2023 NFL season.
The 44-year-old pop star went viral, flashing a hand-written sign stating, “NOT TAYLOR SWIFT,” causing a ripple of groans and chuckles throughout the stadium. This humorous nod comes at a time when Taylor Swift, who recently began dating Kansas City Chiefs Travis Kelce, has been the relentless focus of media attention, much to the chagrin of many NFL fans.
Bass, a self-proclaimed Swiftie, didn’t miss the chance to post this hilarious interlude on his Instagram, sharing the laughter with his million followers.
Unexpected Celeb Comparisons: Jay-Z and Troy Aikman
The celebrity antics didn’t end there. Another moment that gained traction online was a quip by broadcaster Troy Aikman about an ongoing meme. The meme, drawing comparisons between him and rapper Jay-Z, suggested a humorous look-alike scenario, to which Aikman responded on air, “People think that’s my doppelganger.”
This lighthearted commentary added to the night’s entertainment, showing that a football game’s sidelines could be as eventful as the on-field action.
On-Field Tensions: Cowboys Clinch a Tight Victory
While off-field events provided much to discuss, the on-field action was just as intense. The game concluded with the Cowboys narrowly edging out the Chargers 20-17. This victory, right before their Bye Week, brings the Cowboys to a promising 4-2 record, adding another layer of excitement to the unfolding 2023 NFL season.