LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Rams fans all from Los Angeles to Atlanta ended an exciting season with a deflating loss at the Super Bowl.
The Rams lost to the New England Patriots 13-3, and it was a stinging disappointment for fans who traveled to Atlanta for the Super Bowl as much as it was for those who gathered in watch parties all over Southern California.
“There’s no offense for the first three quarters from either team, and it was a disappointing fourth quarter,” Ryan Hawley said from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
“I’m heartbroken, it’s so sad,” Lara Kazandjian said. “We had a great year, we came so far. We’ll be back.”
In North Hollywood, the exuberant atmosphere at Big Wang’s became solemn and sad as the game wound down. Some fans hung their heads, others covered their mouths in disappointment, while others covered their eyes in an apparent attempt to not see the inevitable final score.
Alken Hernandez, who came to the watch party with his party, was stoic about the loss.
“Kinda, you know, sad that we loss but the only thing that matters is that we made it to the Super Bowl,” he said.
In Pico Rivera, even after the loss, a Rams booster club was still ready to chant “Whose house? Rams house!” at a moment’s notice.
“We never had football for 21 years and now, they’re all back,” Mike Teran said. “LA is back, and we’re on the map. Whose house? Rams house!”
Even fans who made the extremely costly trip to Atlanta and the Super Bowl were still happy that the Rams went all the way, even if they were leaving without the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
“It’s hurting now, but I’ll be fine tomorrow. I’ll be fine in a bit once I get drinks in me,” Rick Holt said with a grin from Atlanta. “But you know what, this whole experience it’s a once in a lifetime thing.”