2010 NFL Draft: The Crossroads for the St. Louis Rams

March 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Rams franchise has been on the move for its whole existence. Born as the Cleveland Rams of the AFL in 1936, it moved to the NFL in 1937.
In 1946, the Rams left Cleveland for Los Angeles and the 92,000 seats of the LA Memorial Coliseum. At that time the Rams also integrated their roster with Kenny Washington and Woody Strode. The Rams not only moved cities, they also moved for social change.
In 1980, the Rams moved to Anaheim. They were still called the LA Rams but were now outside of LA. You could say they were the Los Angeles Rams of Anaheim.
The end of the Rams in LA was a fascinating tale. It started with a phantom sack on Jim Everett in the 1989 NFC title game against the San Francisco 49ers. Jim Rome, an up-and-coming radio and TV personality in LA, began to call Rams quarterback Jim Everett "Chris" after the female tennis star of a similar name, Chris Evert.
The two met on Rome's ESPN2 show, where Everett was pushed by the words of the host for a hist...

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