After the Los Angeles Dodgers won their first World Series title since 1988, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff texted congratulations to outfielders Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson.
“I texted Cody (Bellinger) and Joc (Pederson), and Cody actually texted me back, (saying) ‘It’s your turn now,'” said Goff. I said, “Absolutely!”
The Rams go into this Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins tied for second with the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL West with a 5-2 record.
This Covid-19-riddled year has been a year of titles for Los Angeles, as the Lakers won the NBA championship earlier this month, and now the Dodgers have won the World Series. So, the “pressure is now on,” for the Rams.
The Los Angeles area has won multiple titles before. Taking Anaheim and other leagues into account, the L.A. region won four championships in 2002, when the Angels (MLB), Sparks (WNBA), Galaxy (MLS), and Lakers clinched their respective league’s titles.
Kai Forbath, kicker for the Rams, who played at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High and UCLA, said he had grown up as a Dodgers’ season ticket-holder and a Kobe Bryant supporter. After seeing the Dodgers win the series, he joked that it does put a little extra pressure on the Rams now.