The time Elton John and Andy Reid talked all about football
By Matt Conner
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid passed along a great story on Fescoe in the Morning on 610 Sports about the time he met Elton John.
If the coronavirus has you down this morning, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is here to lift your spirits with some great insight and stories via a great radio interview with the team at Fescoe in the Morning on 610 Sports in K.C.
The entire interview is worth a listen for Chiefs fans, or really anyone who wants to hear some great anecdotes from a future Hall of Fame head coach. For our purposes, however, Reid told a great story about a pair of musical icons earlier in his career as a head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Specifically, Reid was asked about famous persons he’d met in his role as a Super Bowl winning head coach, but Reid said he learned the lesson of just how big of a platform the NFL provides a person like Reid when he went to a concert featuring Elton John and Billy Joel.
Reid says the team was fresh off of the NFC Championship game against the St. Louis Rams when he and his wife along with Jeffrey Lurie and his wife, owners of the Eagles, were able to meet the famous musicians backstage before the show.
“Billy Joel, I don’t think he was the biggest football fan, at least not an Eagles fan, but Elton John knew everything,” says Reid. “I mean, he knew every play! He would rather have talked to me than gone and done the concert. I remember that going, ‘This is Elton John! This is Sir Elton John!’
“I mean this guy is about as famous as you’re gonna get in the music industry and he cared so much about the game and loved it. I learned there that, ‘Listen, it’s bigger than what you think.'”
That was back in 2002, shortly after Reid completed his third season in Philadelphia. Who could have known just how illustrious Reid’s own career would go on to be—with another 18 seasons and counting, including a win in Super Bowl LIV with the Chiefs. Now Reid is the guy others will freak out about meeting.
Make sure to check out the full interview here for more insight into Reid’s emotions after winning his first Super Bowl, further insight into Patrick Mahomes and much more.