Unlike Cleveland Browns fans, Los Angeles fans were described as not overly zealous about their hometown team, the Los Angeles Rams.
Entertainer Conan O’Brien commented before the Super Bowl that it was not obvious the Rams were playing in the big game.
He contrasted the laissez-faire attitude of the LA fans with Cincinnati which shut down the city the day after the Super Bowl, regardless of whether the Bengals won or lost.
Because of this, we should not be surprised at the fan participation in the Rams victory parade on Wednesday.
I read that the turnout for the Rams victory parade was the lowest attended in sports history. LA loves the idea of football back in the city, but appears not love the Chargers or Rams. If we’re keeping 💯, the Rams were MOST loved in St. Louis, but money talks…
— Train Freeman (@Train_Freeman) February 16, 2022
Browns Fans React To Poor Rams Turnout
One fan noted that the Cavaliers had a much bigger turnout after winning the NBA title in 2016.
The Cavs had 20X the amount of people at their championship parade than The Rams did their celebration.
Imagine if the #browns ever won the Bowl?
They would shut down every street in Cleveland and probably have a boat parade also.
— CLVLND🟧⬜️🟫 (@JBurghardt12) February 17, 2022
The same person suggested that the Browns would have a huge turnout and could possibly have both land and lake parades if the Browns won the Super Bowl.
Another Browns fan suggested that the attendees at the parade would fill the Muni Lot for a smaller than usual pregame tailgate.
Holy crap… you could fit those people in the muni lot… LOL… looks like a #Browns tailgate, except smaller. https://t.co/ti3SPwQf1p
— Charlie Blaze (@CharlieXBlaze) February 17, 2022
Another fan suggested that the Browns 0-16 parade in 2018 had better attendance.
The #Browns had more people at the 0-16 parade. https://t.co/4cHhHMEDFm
— Chris Calo (@ChrisCalo1) February 17, 2022
Judging by the footage of the 2018 parade, this is not much of an exaggeration.
And the 2018 parade was held in frigid weather which was not an issue in LA.
Scary Incident At Rams Celebration
The bad turnout paled in comparison to the accident a photographer had while trying to capture the perfect shot.
@AdamSchefter get on Matthew Stafford watching a photographer fall of the stage at the Rams parade and walk away 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/LfjSJ3fzYy
— LoganTheHammer (@LoganTheHammer) February 16, 2022
The Rams, Matt and Kelly Stafford announce they're paying for photographer Kelly Smiley’s medical expenses and camera equipment after she fell
and fractured her spine during the SB parade
“We have been in communication with Kelly Smiley … and we are sorry for what happened." pic.twitter.com/JYVGaDnMRM
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 17, 2022
Photographer Kelly Smiley fell off the stage while attempting to take a picture of the Staffords in the celebration that took place after the parade.
Matthew Stafford is not getting a lot of support for his reaction, or lack thereof, to the incident.
Kelly Stafford was visibly concerned for Smiley and attempted to get help for her.
Smiley reportedly fell between 6 and 8 feet, fractured her spine, and broke her equipment.
She spent the night in the hospital.
The Rams and the Staffords are covering Smiley’s medical expenses and lost equipment costs.
It was a bad ending to a so-so victory parade.
Fans pictured specific details and landmarks that would be included in a Browns Victory Parade.
@KenCarman @SportsBoyTony @JohnTelich8 The #Rams parade was a JOKE. A #Browns parade will stretch from downtown out to Shalersville, Mantua and Junction Auto. Make sure to hit The Auburn Inn for a cold fishbowl as long as you’re out that way. https://t.co/aiSgQViwap
— Clevetroit Velvet Smooth (@MarkWepfer) February 16, 2022
Visualizing it hopefully brings it one step closer to fruition for the Browns, preferably in 2023.
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