Georgia Frontiere attempted to relocate the Rams to Baltimore, Maryland, but that deal was eventually stopped. Mrs. Frontiere then sought to relocate the team to the city of St. Louis. NFL owners (of the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Giants, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, and the Minnesota Vikings, specifically) voted to oppose the move, arguing that Frontiere who was claiming ...
The Edward Jones Dome (more formally known as the Edward Jones Dome at America’s Center, and previously known as The Trans World Dome (from 1995 to 2001) is a multi-purpose stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, and home of the St. Louis Rams of the NFL. It was constructed largely to lure an NFL team back to St. Louis and to ...
Super Bowl XXXIV was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion St. Louis Rams and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Tennessee Titans to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 1999 season. The Rams defeated the Titans by the score of 23–16, capturing their first Super Bowl win and first NFL championship since ...
In 2010, Kroenke exercised his right of first refusal to buy the remaining interest in the St. Louis Rams from the estate of late owner Georgia Frontiere. On August 25, 2010, he became full owner of the Rams by unanimous consent of the NFL. To gain approval from NFL owners, Kroenke agreed to turn over control of the Denver Nuggets ...
History of the Rams
The St. Louis Rams have a long and storied history in the NFL, dating back to their founding in 1937 as the Cleveland Rams. The team was one of the original members of what is now known as the National Football League (NFL). They played their first game against fellow expansion team Philadelphia Eagles, on September 26th, 1937, and went on to win 35-10.
Throughout their time in Cleveland, they had some success making it all way to three championship games, but unfortunately never won any titles during this period. In 1945 they moved westward, becoming part of Los Angeles’s rich sports culture, joining teams like the Dodgers and Lakers, who were already established there then.
During 1946-1994, when they were based out of LA, The Rams experienced much more success than before, with 11 division championships and five conference championships leading up to Super Bowl XIV, where they sadly lost 31–19 against Pittsburgh Steelers. Even though they didn't win a championship title during these years, they still impacted football fans throughout America due mainly because of legendary players such as Jack Youngblood and Eric Dickerson, among many others.
In 1995 after almost 60 years since leaving Ohio for California, the franchise again relocated -this time moving eastward towards Missouri, landing at St Louis, where it has been ever since then until 2016 when yet another move happened, taking them home back into sunny Los Angeles once more! This new chapter started well enough for them to make playoffs twice over the next few seasons. Still, nothing beyond that could be achieved thus far despite having great individual talents like Todd Gurley II or Jared Goff playing under center. Only the future will tell if good fortune awaits them upon return West Coast!
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1936 – Present / National Football League
2016 - Present / Los Angeles Rams
1995 - 2015 / St. Louis Rams
1946 - 1994 / Los Angeles Rams
1936 - 1945 / Cleveland Rams
Rams - The St. Louis Rams are one of the most beloved teams in the NFL, and their nickname has a long history that dates back to 1936 when they were known as the Cleveland Rams. The name was chosen by then-owner Homer Marshman, who wanted to honor his favorite college football team at Fordham University – hence why they’re still known as “the Rams” today.
Marshman wasn't just inspired by Fordham's mascot either; he also saw it as an opportunity for marketing since "Rams" is short and catchy enough for people to remember easily. This strategy worked out perfectly because not only did it help increase attendance at games, and helped them become one of the first professional sports franchises with an official logo – which featured two Rams facing each other on a shield background!
Fast forward almost 80 years later, and you can see how successful this branding decision was: The St Louis Rams have been in existence since 1995 after relocating from Los Angeles (where they played from 1946-1994) and continue to be one of America's premier football teams with fans all over the country cheering them on every Sunday during NFL season. They won three NFC championships (1999, 2001 & 2018) along with Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 - proving that Homer Marshman made a wise choice back then when naming his franchise after those rugged yet agile animals we all know so well: The Ram!
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2020 – Present / SoFi Stadium
2018 – 2019 / Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park (during construction)
2019 / Dignity Health Sports Park
2017 – 2018 / StubHub Center
2001 - 2015 / Edward Jones Dome
2001 / Dome at America's Center
1995 - 2000 / Trans World Dome
1980 - 1994 / Anaheim Stadium
1946 - 1979 / Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
1936 - 1937, 1939 - 1941, 1945 / Cleveland Municipal Stadium
1937, 1942, 1944 - 1945 / League Park
1938 / Shaw Stadium
2010 - Present / Stan Kroenke
2008 - 2010 / Chip Rosenbloom, Lucia Rodriguez, and Stan Kroenke
1995 - 2008 / Georgia Frontiere and Stan Kroenke
1979 - 1995 / Georgia Frontiere
1972 - 1979 / Carroll Rosenbloom
1971 - 1972 / Robert Irsay
1941 - 1971 / Dan Reeves
1936 - 1941 / Homer Marshman
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
7 / Bob Waterfield
28 / Marshall Faulk
29 / Eric Dickerson
74 / Merlin Olsen
75 / Deacon Jones
78 / Jackie Slater
80 / Isaac Bruce
85 / Jack Youngblood
*Blue is this team’s history