Woodside’s 49ers fans devastated by the team’s loss, but hopeful for the future



Superbowl LVI will begin at 3:30 p.m. PST this Sunday (February 13).

Elaine Haag, Staff Writer

Excitement grows as Woodside football fans await Super Bowl LVI which is scheduled to be on Sunday, February 13, 2022, and will take place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Hip-hop artists Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar, have been announced to perform during the halftime show. The national anthem performer has been announced as country singer Mickey Guyton.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Super Bowl will continue and will be allowing a live crowd despite the looming threat of the Omicron variant. Los Angeles County Officials approximate that the stadium’s seats will be at maximum capacity.

Although, much like last year, officials recommend not attending the Super Bowl live and instead, watching the game from home. The game will be airing live on Peacock and NBC, and kickoff will begin at 3:30 PST.

After a devastating loss for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans against the Los Angeles Rams on January 30th, the Bay Area team will not get to play in the Super Bowl.

“[The 49ers] are my favorite team,” Woodside freshman Trent Amoroso said. “I was born and raised near San Francisco so I really wanted them to win.

After the game against the Rams on the 30, a large amount of criticism has been directed towards the 49ers quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo. This was after he made a move during the last few minutes of the game causing the team to lose.

“They have a really good team, but their quarterback sucks,” Amoroso said. “We could have made it to the Super Bowl if [Jimmy Garoppolo] didn’t suck.”

Now, the Rams will be going on to play in Super Bowl LVI. They will be competing against the Cincinnati Bengals.

“I was [originally] hoping for the 49ers to make it to the Super Bowl,” Woodside freshman Thomas Krasko admitted. “I am rooting for the Rams because they are from Los Angeles, and I am from Los Angeles. They are going to beat the Bengals.”

Although, many argue that the Bengals are more qualified to win the Super Bowl than the Rams.

“I really want Joe Burrow and the Bengals to win because he is a rookie and it would be awesome to have a rookie quarterback win the Super Bowl, but Stafford has done really well his whole career, so I want him to win,” Amoroso continued.“But if I have to choose one, I’m going with Joe Burrow and the Bengals because they are better than the Rams in my opinion.”

Bias is very prevalent when it comes to choices in sports. A lot of the time, where you live or where you are from influences your team betting.

“I wasn’t rooting for the 49ers in the beginning because a lot of my family lived in Los Angeles for a while so I was going for the Rams.I’m still going to root for them and hope they win,” Woodside freshman Eric Ruiz said.