Casual fans of the NFL might confuse the location of the Rams franchise as St. Louis (where they played for 20 seasons) and Los Angeles (where the Rams are beginning a second stint with the city). But did you know they were actually founded in Cleveland?
Yes, the Cleveland Rams began play in 1936 before moving west to L.A. a decade later. To this day, the Rams remain the only NFL team to win league championships in three different cities (Cleveland in 1945, Los Angeles in 1951, St. Louis in 1999).
Until they make their next Super Bowl run, here are four items that every Los Angeles Rams fan should own.
Rams Mini Helmet
Did you know the Rams were the first NFL to feature a logo on the side of their helmets? In 1948, team halfback Fred Gehrke – who worked off-season as a commercial artist – painted the horns on his helmet. A variation of that logo has been used ever since – even in all three Rams homes in history (Cleveland, St. Louis and now Los Angeles.)
Women’s Tank Top
The Rams team logo is on the front of the tank top but we love the twist in the back – the blue and white halves meet with tie-able ends.
That Rams logo on the cap will help you stand out as a member of one of the most passionate fan bases of any NFL team. Make sure you have it on your head the next time the Rams take on one of their many rivals.
Rams Youth Football
Sure, you could buy an official NFL football for pregaming, but do you want to risk landing that sweet pigskin in a puddle of mud or having an RV run it over in the parking lot? This youth football has a grip that lets you wing the ball much further, and it won’t mind a bit if it gets a little wet in the process.