Dodgers free agent Clayton Kershaw heads to Super Bowl LVI for Rams’ Matthew Stafford

Less than two years after Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series, the Los Angeles Rams and Matthew Stafford now have a chance to bring another title back to the city in Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals of Cincinnati.

Kershaw and Stafford have been friends since childhood when they both played youth sports together and graduated from Highland Park High School in Texas in 2006.

Now both athletes are stars in Los Angeles and with the Rams playing the Super Bowl at their home SoFi stadium, it’s sure to attract many of the city’s biggest celebrities.

Among those stars will be Kershaw, who confirmed he’ll be there to support his friend and seated in the stands, via The Dan Patrick Show:

“I wasn’t too picky for the Super Bowl. I was just like, get in the game, but I’m a siege guy this time. I’ll be in the seats. … Yeah, I was like, ‘Matthew, are you busy this week? I know we text each other once every two months, but if you can get me some tickets. I actually went through the Rams and bought tickets. I’m excited.”

Now that he’s committed to going, the main question left for Kershaw is what he’ll wear for the game. Speculation is that Kershaw would wear a Stafford jersey, but he’s not a fan of the NFL uniform:

” I thought about that. The baseball jersey is much more comfortable thanks to the buttons on the front. You can almost wear it like a jacket. Football shirts are a bit tight. I might just make a hoodie, but I haven’t really made up my mind.

While Kershaw might not want to wear a jersey, a hoodie probably wouldn’t be the best choice for the southpaw either.

The forecast for Sunday’s game is 87 degrees, which would be the hottest Super Bowl in history, surpassing the previous record of 84 degrees when played at the LA Memorial Coliseum in 1973.

Stafford appreciates Kershaw’s support

After the Rams qualified for the Super Bowl, Stafford said he and Kershaw spoke but didn’t go into too many details about the game.

“He’s excited for me, which I appreciate. We haven’t delved too deeply into what it is or what to expect. His work is so different from mine. He’s just excited.

“It’s just cool to do it in the same city as him. I’ve been such a huge fan of his career for so long, it’s cool to connect with him and have him not just be excited for myself , but also for our team and our success.

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