Golden Eagles claim LA as the ‘City of Champions’ after Rams Super Bowl win


Cornell Chuaseco

Cal State LA students celebrate the L.A. Rams in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl.

Braylin Collins, Reporter & News Break Anchor

The Los Angeles Rams won its first Super Bowl title since returning to L.A., bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy back to the city after a 38-year drought. 

The Rams finished the season tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the second best record in the NFC. However, the playoff road to the Super Bowl wasn’t easy. The Rams had to defeat the defending champions, Tom Brady’s Tamba Bay Buccaneers, as well as the San Francisco 49ers, a team that had defeated them in six of the seven previous matches. 

The city of Los Angeles erupted after the Rams’ Super Bowl victory. Fireworks burst through the late night air as fans filled the streets of downtown L.A. in celebration. 

Students at Cal State LA celebrated by showing their support for the team in the following days. 

“Another title to the list of L.A. championships,” said senior Jose Lara Banuelos, while proudly wearing his Aaron Donald jersey. “The Lakers won it, the Dodgers won it, our school won it. This is just what we do in L.A.” 

Pride for the city and its success in sports is common ground for Golden Eagle students, as they often refer to Los Angeles as the “City of Champions,” said sophomore Justin Zavalza,  and junior Seve De La Torre almost simultaneously. Excitement filled their eyes as they expressed what the Super Bowl win meant to them. 

“It feels good to win championships in all the major sports in the past two years,” said Zavalza. “That doesn’t happen often.”

Los Angeles continued to celebrate the victory with the recent Rams championship parade on Wednesday. It was the only parade of the three recent LA championships to take place due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even though the other recent championships were not honored with a celebration parade, fans are still extremely happy about the city’s recent success. 

“I’m proud to be from L.A. and to see another team win it all for the city,” said De La Torre.