Rams fans celebrate NFC victory and prepare for Super Bowl LVI – NBC Los Angeles
Whose house? The house of rams!
The Los Angeles Rams emerged victorious after their battle against the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday night’s NFC Championship Game, with LA rallying from a 10-point second-half deficit for a final score of 20-17.
The win sends the Rams to Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13, also at SoFi Stadium, for a one-on-one against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Super Bowl game is decided after the end of championship Sunday. The Bengals beat the Chiefs to win the AFC title and the Rams beat the 49ers to win the NFC title.
“Super happy to watch it and get to witness it and have the Rams in the Super Bowl here,” said a smiling fan outside SoFi Stadium.
The NFC win for the home team at SoFi Stadium led to a big party for fans, who took to the streets to cheer, wave flags and watch the fireworks after the game.
“We won it, we’re going to the Super Bowl!” said another fan. “I’m sorry to say this, but hey we take it all, man.”
It was a great moment for Rams fans who remember when the team left Los Angeles and the team’s triumphant return to the City of Angels in 2016.
Among those celebrating the home win was Inglewood Mayor James Butts.
“Every minute the heart would stop,” Butts said. “I predicted in 2016, when the league voted to allow the Rams to come to Inglewood, that they would play in the first Super Bowl played at the stadium. And that prediction came true.”
On the night of the Rams’ NFC victory, fans went to a Dick’s Sporting Goods five or ten at a time to pick up their championship gear. Toni Guinyard reports for Today in Los Angeles on January 31, 2022.
Many fans celebrated by shopping for NFC Championship gear at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores around SoCal. A representative from an El Segundo store told NBC4 that groups of fans arrived five or ten at a time when the store opened late after the game.
Shops reopened at 7 a.m. Monday. Flagship items, such as NFC victory hats and locker room t-shirts the team wore after the game, are already in short supply Monday morning.
Even some 49ers fans have set foot in Dick’s Sporting Goods, with a woman saying she was just surfing.
“I have to root for LA now,” she said. “But I still don’t buy equipment,” she laughed.
The hats in particular came in limited numbers to begin with, and went quickly. The representative for Dick’s Sporting Goods said the chain was receiving additional shipments of Rams merchandise throughout the day.
However, they couldn’t confirm what merchandise will be arriving – so eager fans should keep an eye out for any items they want to use to display their hometown pride before Feb. 13, when Super Bowl LVI kicks off.