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Super Bowl LVI occurred during a state of emergency in California — an odd time to cram 70k fans into a stadium — but the show went on, ending in the Rams becoming champions for the first time in LA.
As with all championships, a parade to celebrate the accomplishments will take place on Wednesday in downtown Los Angeles. In order to attend the rally, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required.
The parade will end at the LA Memorial Coliseum, following a roughly one-mile procession.
“The event is free and open to the public,” FOX 11 news said. “Fans at the rally must show proof of full vaccination or a negative antigen test within 24 hours of the event, or a negative PCR test within 48 shouts of the rally, officials announced Tuesday.”
While the game at SoFi Stadium also required either proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to attend, the mask mandate at the Super Bowl was widely ignored by fans. LA mayor Eric Garcetti was seen maskless at the game, while dozens of celebrities were also seen flaunting the mask requirement.
Super Bowl LVI was the most watched show in five years, according to the NFL. The game between the Bengals and the Rams delivered 112.13 million viewers, which includes people tuning in on NBC’s streaming platform Peacock.
On Sunday, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford led the Rams on a 15-play, 79-yard drive, capped off by a one-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to Cooper Kupp with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter to win Super Bowl LVI 23-20.
Without the services of Odell Beckham Jr., forced to exit the game in the second quarter with a knee injury, it was the connection between Stafford and Kupp which gave the Rams their first Super Bowl in Los Angeles.
The Rams force-fed Kupp, getting him five touches on the Super Bowl winning drive.
“That’s hard work,” Stafford said when asked about his connection with Kupp. “That’s hours together … [Sean McVay] kept calling plays for him, kept finding ways to get him the ball. He made unbelievable plays. That’s what he does.”
“Such a great game,” Stafford added.
The entirety of the NFL postseason was filled with down-to-the-wire games. The four divisional playoff games all came down to the final play, and each game averaged 38.2 million viewers., a 21% increase from last season.
The NFL regular season also saw a massive ratings boost, seeing the highest numbers since the 2015 season. The NFL regular season averaged 17.21 million viewers per game, a 10% increase from last season.
Joe Morgan is the Sports Reporter for The Daily Wire. Most recently, Morgan covered the Clippers, Lakers, and the NBA for Sporting News. Send your sports questions to [email protected].
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