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Los Angeles, California: The Los Angeles Rams celebrated with their families and supporting fans winning Super Bowl 56 championship football game during championship parade and rally that occurred on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022.
The celebration began with a championship parade from the Shrine Auditorium with Los Angeles Rams players and coaches and their families made their way on top of open top double-decker buses, along side the Los Angeles Rams cheerleaders and mascot Rampage, heading southbound along Figueroa Street.
Los Angeles Rams players and coaches and their families waved and thanked their fans that lined up along Figueroa Street dressed in Los Angeles Rams yellow and blue, and waving signs supporting and celebrating the Los Angeles Rams win.
As the championship parade arrived at the entrance to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, thousands of fans dress in a sea of Los Angeles Rams yellow and blue cheered and welcomed Los Angeles Rams to the championship rally shouting “Whose house? Rams house!”
As the championship rally began, city officials thanked the Los Angeles Rams for them winning Super Bowl 56.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts presented the Key to the City to Los Angeles Rams Owner Stan Kroenke while on stage.
“The Rams were born in Los Angeles, and they’ll always be the Los Angeles Rams. But now, they play at Stan Kroenke’s palace on Prairie in the city of Inglewood,” said Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts.
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke next saying, “The NFL needed L.A., and L.A. needed the NFL,” It was a broken-heart story. If it was Hollywood, it would have been maybe a rom-com. But at least some sort of romance. But it was our destiny to come back together.”
Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti thanked National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the league, “bet big on L.A., not just once but twice, with two great teams.”
Later, Los Angeles Rams players and coaches spoke during the championship rally hyping up fans with enthusiastic speeches.
Chants of “Run It Back!” filled the air as the Los Angeles Rams’ players and coaches gathered on the stage before thousands of cheering fans.
Speaking to the crowd, Los Angeles Rams #9 Quarterback Matthew Stafford said, “We appreciate you guys so much, this is unbelievable. So many ups and downs, but you guys were right there with us every step of the way. I am so blessed to be part of this team.”
Los Angeles Rams #9 Quarterback Matthew Stafford added, “We’re here today to celebrate you guys for cheering for us all this time, and for us for making it happen when we needed to make it happen.”
Speaking to the crowd well raising the Lombardi Trophy, Los Angeles Rams Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald said, “Look at this trophy right here. This is for you guys. This is for the city of L.A. We did it.”
Speaking to the crowd well wearing a t-shirt with a high school photo of Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams #77 Offensive Tackle Andrew Whitworth reflected on what brought him to Los Angeles, California after he was acquired by the Los Angeles Rams from the Cincinnati Bengals, and hoped his story would serve as an inspiration.
“Five years ago I was told I was a little too old, and that maybe my time was done. For every single person standing out there who’s ever doubted themselves –- bet on yourself because five years later I’m holding this trophy up and I’m 40 years old. Don’t let anyone’s opinions of you become your reality. Bet on yourself. World. Damn. Champions,” said Los Angeles Rams Offensive Lineman Andrew Whitworth.
Speaking to the crowd, Los Angeles Rams #99 Defensive Tackle Aaron Donald, “I dreamed this for so long .. we’re world champions. That’s what it’s all about It’s surreal. We’re having a good time. The last team standing.”
Los Angeles Rams #10 Wide Receiver and Super Bowl 56’s Most Valuable Player Cooper Kupp paid tribute to late Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in 2020.
Wearing a Lakers jersey emblazoned with Bryant’s name and number, Los Angeles Rams #10 Wide Receiver and Super Bowl 56’s Most Valuable Player Cooper Kupp said, “Kobe is a part of this, he belongs here, he set the standard.”
Speaking to the crowd, Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay credited the entire team for bringing the championship title to Los Angeles, California.
“The mental toughness, the resilience of this group – it took every single person. That’s the best part about football, it’s the greatest team sport there is,” said Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay.
The championship rally ended with fireworks as music played and Los Angeles Rams players and coaches, and their families danced and hugged enjoying this wonderful moment for the team, their family and the whole community.
The Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl 56 championship football game against the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 on Sunday, February 13th, 2022 inside SoFi Stadium before tens of thousands of cheering fans in a hometown championship game at SoFi Stadium.
Congratulation to the Los Angeles Rams for winning Super Bowl 56 championship football game, and many thanks to everybody involved in the Los Angeles Rams Championship Parade and Rally.