Monthly Archives: July 2014

Gaylon Smith: Loyal Cleveland Ram (And Brown)

Gaylon SmithCleveland Rams fullback Gaylon Smith (44) picks up 18 yards against the New York Giants in an exhibition game, August 30, 1942. Venue is the Akron Rubber Bowl, opened just two years earlier.

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Glamour Comes to Cleveland

Waterfield and Russell
The December 17, 1945, cover date of this LIFE magazine profile of Cleveland Rams quarterback Bob Waterfield and his motion-picture starlet wife Jane Russell was propitious if not completely coincidental: Waterfield — a triple-threat quarterback, placekicker and punter — led the Rams to the NFL Championship the previous day by defeating the Washington Redskins, 15 to 14. In the background: the third-base grandstand of Cleveland’s League Park, then home of the Rams as well as the Cleveland Indians. (Photo: LIFE magazine)

 

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