Super Bowl 2022 Live Score Updates: Rams Lead Bengals 13-10 – The New York Times
Feb. 13, 2022, 7:17 p.m. ET
Feb. 13, 2022, 7:17 p.m. ET
Brandon Wright and Scott Berding met at the airport at 6 a.m. on Sunday and flew to Los Angeles from Cincinnati with just a backpack and their Joe Burrow jerseys.
“I saw him at the airport with no luggage, like me, and I was like, ‘you’re probably doing what I’m doing,’” Wright said.
Wright and Berding bought Super Bowl tickets online the morning of the game. After landing at Los Angeles International Airport, they took an Uber directly to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., the site of Super Bowl LVI. Their flight back to Cincinnati is Sunday at 11 p.m.
“We’re not doing anything touristy, this is strictly business,” Wright said.
Rachel Schultz and Mammie Rust also arrived at SoFi Stadium early Sunday morning. Perched on a ledge by the stadium and enjoying temperatures reaching the mid-80s, they shouted “Who Dey!” to every Bengals fan in sight. “We don’t want to miss a second of this day, we want to soak it all in,” Schultz said.
Schultz and Rust, sisters from Cincinnati, received free tickets to attend the game as winners of a lottery for Bengals season-ticket holders. Their family has had season tickets for 22 years. “Over two-thirds of our lives have been sitting in the Bengals stadium with family and tailgating beforehand. To us, this is a dream, and I don’t care if there are more Rams fans here, or not, for home-stadium advantage,” Schultz said.
For Steven Archuleta, a safety engineer from Hesperia, Calif., about 95 miles northeast of Inglewood, who currently lives in San Francisco, it took “a drop-off to the airport by the wife, a flight, a taxi and then a Starbucks coffee” to get to the Super Bowl, but he’s excited by the prospect of going back home with a Rams chip and the fantasy of seeing a much-discussed Tupac hologram, like when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg used one at Coachella years ago.
“Our rivals, the 49ers, have been to so many Super Bowls, and now I finally get to go to one. Now I may go back to San Francisco and say I got a chip too!”
Terri and Randy Owens, die-hard Bengals fans, had their eyes set on Super Bowl tickets from the start of the season. “We’ve been saying that if we go to the Super Bowl, we’ll make it there no matter what. We’ll worry about the cost later. Money comes, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Terri Owens.
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