Rams fans don’t mind 49ers takeover at SoFi Stadium for NFC Championship – San Bernardino Sun

INGLEWOOD — The SoFi Stadium videoboard host appeared exhausted and dejected after shouting “Whose House” into the mic while the stands were blanketed in red before the Rams took on the San Francisco 49ers for the NFC Championship on Sunday.

The host wasted his energy as most of the fans, who were already seated 45 minutes before kick-off, wanted him off the screen and the thrilling AFC Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs resumed.

The Rams fans were outnumbered by the rival Far North fanbase, but there were many Rams fans in attendance at SoFi Stadium, despite the lack of response received from the video board host.

Most Rams fans had the same sentiment: “Sure it’s Rams’ house, but why waste your breath?”

“It doesn’t bother me in the slightest,” said Danielle Starks, a longtime Rams fan, of the 49ers rush at SoFi Stadium. “No ways.”

She definitely had no trouble with the sea of ​​red jerseys heading for the exits seconds after 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and linebacker Travin Howard threw an interception to seal the 20-17 win that gave the Rams the Super Bowl LVI sent – or kept them home for the big game on February 13th.

There will definitely be a lot more Rams jerseys in the stands for the matchup against the Bengals at SoFi Stadium, especially after many fans took advantage of the 49ers fans who paid the highest dollar for the NFC title game.

The seats in the upper section and on the sidelines were covered in red, but in the end it worked out for the Rams and their fans.

“Our fans did an incredible job tonight,” said a generous Rams star quarterback Matthew Stafford. “That makes it a difficult environment. Nice to send some of these red jerseys home.”

The Starks’ mom, Susan Jones, didn’t mind the 49ers fans because she was a San Francisco fan before the Rams moved back to Southern California in 2016. Jones lives down the road in South Central and decided it would be convenient to root for the home team.

“It’s the best of both worlds for me,” Jones said. “That’s why I became a (Rams) season ticket holder. I’m home.”

Rams fans understood the situation and knew how much money they could make by selling their tickets to 49ers fans on the secondary market. Also, the NFL left the country for a few decades, forcing Southern California fans to look elsewhere to itch their football fandom, such as supporting the 49ers.

Sure, Rams’ House.

SoFi Stadium looks like Levi’s Stadium #Rams #49ers pic.twitter.com/DuUImKGP4G

— Gilbert Manzano (@GManzano24) January 30, 2022

Niners fans and Rams fans cheered after the Bengals upset the Chiefs for the right to play at SoFi Stadium for Super Bowl LVI in just a few weeks.

“It’s a beautiful stadium,” said Allen Kong, a San Francisco native and 49ers fan who made the trip south. “Much better than what we have (at Levi’s Stadium).”

The chants of Rams fans grew louder as the season drew nearer. But most were tired of hearing about the 49ers takeover at SoFi Stadium.

“I hope the Rams win, but I’m excited to see them play Frisco,” Jones said.

There were loud “Beat LA” chants and 49ers players encouraging their fans to yell at third-place play against Stafford.

Elliott Tso, a 49ers fan from Phoenix, Arizona, said he wasn’t surprised at the Faithful’s large turnout.

“Not a good rivalry,” Tso said of the Rams. “We win so much. The Seahawks, that’s a rivalry, Cardinals, that’s a rivalry. … The Rams haven’t settled down (in Los Angeles) yet. So maybe it will be like that in the future.”

Perhaps Tso had a point before kickoff because the 49ers were on a six-game winning streak against the Rams. Now the skid is over, the Rams are playing in the Super Bowl and their fans have made a profit selling their tickets.

It worked out in the end.


Rams tight end Tyler Higbee suffered a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return.

Tight end Kendall Blanton stood in for Higbee and made crucial plays for the Rams. Blanton finished with five catches for 57 yards.


Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell has emerged as the top candidate for the Jacksonville Jaguars head coaching job, according to national reports Sunday.

O’Connell has worked closely with quarterbacks Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford during his two seasons on the staff of Rams coach Sean McVay.

O’Connell, defensive coordinator Raheem Morris and running backs coach and assistant head coach Thomas Brown have sparked interest from teams assigned as head coaches this offseason.

Already a noisy atmosphere as #49ers and #Rams fans enter SoFi Stadium pic.twitter.com/dlS0GMban3

— Gilbert Manzano (@GManzano24) January 30, 2022

Mana and football on the big screen. This place rocked as the Bengals drew the game 21-21 #Rams #Niners @SoFiStadium pic.twitter.com/uO8zQQBFQN

— Gilbert Manzano (@GManzano24) January 30, 2022

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