Jared Allen Once Went to a Taylor Swift Concert With Darrell Bevell


Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) prior to a play during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Weird things sometimes come out in the middle of the week when everyone’s sick of talking about the usual football stuff like who is going to start at quarterback and will Josh Freeman ever play and what the heck is up with Jerome Simpson?

This week somehow or other the subject of Jared Allen’s concert-going habits came up. I’m picturing Jared as mostly a hardcore country guy, maybe a little Southern rock mixed in? Definitely not a fan of girly pop-country like Taylor Swift.

Well that’s funny actually, cause Jared has now admitted he once went to a Taylor Swift concert. Jared does have a child but the kid is way too young to be going to Taylor Swift concerts. So what the heck gives? How did Jared end up rocking out to Taylor Swift in the company of 10,000 screaming adolescents?

The thought of Jared in jorts and a belly shirt singing along with Taylor is hilarious by itself, but it gets even funnier and more bizarre when you add Darrell Bevell to the whole image. Weirdly enough, that’s exactly who Jared was with at the Taylor Swift concert.

Jared described the strange outing. “We went to a Taylor Swift concert together, which was awkward. I thought I was at like a Hannah Montana concert for a while. Like, what is going on, here? My wife and I were like, do you think we need to leave? There was like spirit fingers and choreographed dances. I was in the wrong place.

“[Bevell’s] kids wanted to go. I knew someone’s road manager. I’m huge country music fan. When Taylor first came out, I liked her music. But I had never been to her concert. I was assuming it was going to be a normal concert. It was a like Tween concert. I’m like, what is going on?”

Nothing good ever happens when defensive guys hang out with offensive guys. I think that’s what we’ve learned here today.

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