The Rams were initially granted a franchise for a group headed by Homer Marshman to play in Cleveland in 1937. Before the 1941 season, Daniel Reeves and Fred Levy Jr bought the team and eventually moved it to Los Angeles in 1946. Two years later, they became the first team with any kind of logo to be worn on their helmets. Reeves would own the team until his death in 1971. The following year, after Robert Irsay had bought the team from the Reeves estate, Baltimore Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom completed a trade of the franchises with Irsay. After the unexpected death of Rosenbloom from a drowning accident in 1979, ownership was passed to his widow, now Georgia Frontiere, who moved the team to St. Louis in 1995. After she passed away in 2008, Chip Rosenbloom assumed ownership until 2010, when E. Stanley Kronke became the majority owner. Making the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum home in the early years allowed them to play in front of large, record-setting crowds until they moved into the smaller Anaheim Stadium in 1980. They now host their home games at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
On the field, they won their first NFL championship in 1945, the final year they were in Cleveland, by edging the Washington Redskins, 15-14. Then, before quarterback Norm Van Brocklin was with the Eagles, he helped the Rams capture the title in 1951. The 1960s saw the hiring of head coach George Allen and the assembling of what would be known as the ‘Fearsome Foursome’ defense. Success continued into the next decade, culminating with an NFC Championship in 1979 before the Rams fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 14, 31-19. They would not reach the big game again until 1999 in the third season under head coach Dick Vermeil, when they stopped the Tennessee Titans, 23-16, in Super Bowl 34. They were led at quarterback that year by unknown Kurt Warner, who stepped in when Trent Green went down with a season-ending injury during the preseason. Ironically, Jeff Fisher, who was Tennessee’s head coach when they lost that Super Bowl, is now entering his third season as the head coach of the Rams.
Van Brocklin is joined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame by Merlin Olsen (defensive tackle), Eric Dickerson (running back), Tom Mack (guard), Jackie Slater (tackle), Jack Youngblood (defensive end), and Marshall Faulk (running back).Sources: nfl.com, profootballhof.com, and wikipedia.org