September 22, 2023

The Los Angeles Rams made their debut Aug. 13 in a 28-24 victory against the Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The Rams have their first regular season game Sept. 12 against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The relocation to LA has made an impact on fans everywhere, including students at California Baptist University.

“It’s going to take some getting used to having an NFL team in LA,” said Karis Mooney, sophomore business administration major. “I think it’s awesome for the Greater LA area to have a home football team.”

Mooney said she does not know whether the Rams will gain more support in LA compared to what they had in
St. Louis.

“Not everybody is excited that the Rams moved to LA,” Mooney said. “I think they will gain support with time…the atmosphere that Los Angeles provides will bring the Rams success.”

Chris McHorney, professor of political science and chair
of the Department of History and Government, said he has been waiting for the Rams to come to LA for 20 years. McHorney said he believes the Rams are receiving better support in LA.

“Their home tickets were selling out,” McHorney said. “They are trying to reach out toward a younger generation.”

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