Why the LA Rams

49 years of great players, coaches, teams, GM's, owners and fans should not be shelved.

The Los Angeles Rams deserve a tribute and so do their fans.

The most underrated fans is the LA Ramfan.

I will be adding all the time.

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On January 11, 1946, Reeves asked permission to move the team to Los Angeles, California.

Many owners were concerned about the added cost of cross-country travel expenses. Beginning a fine tradition, Reeves offered to pay to the owners an additional $5,000.00 over the existing guarantee when their team played the Rams on the West Coast.

The deal was approved, and the Rams became the first NFL team to move West.

This began a trend that would spill over to other professional sports, and continue for decades. The Rams post a record of 6-4-1 in their first season in Los Angeles, 1947.

In 1948, the Rams became the first team in the NFL to have a team emblem on their helmets when halfback Fred Gehrke painted horns on the helmets.

In 1949, the Rams win their first division title in Los Angeles. QB Bob Waterfield and Rookie QB Norm Van Brocklin led the team to an 8-2-2 record. Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch caught 22 passes as the league's first flanker. Tom Fears had 77 receptions for 1,013 yards. In spite of this, the Philadelphia Eagles (11-1-0) held the Rams to only 10 completions for 98 yards, and allowed only 21 yards rushing to defeat the Rams 14-0 in the NFL Championship Game


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