Rams’ Stafford hopes to follow in friend Kershaw’s footsteps

  • Los Angeles Rams’ Matthew Stafford celebrates after the NFC Championship NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Jan. 30 in Inglewood, Calif. The Rams won 20-17 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LOS ANGELES — Matthew Stafford got a call this week from a childhood friend who knows a little something about waiting a long time to win his first championship.