Rare Video of the 1945 Cleveland Rams

Screen Shot 2014-06-21 at 6.56.53 AMDid you know the Rams won the 1945 NFL Championship two months before departing Cleveland for L.A.? If so, you’re in the vast minority. I still recall asking numerous St. Louisans in the mid-1990s, shortly after Georgia Frontiere moved the Rams there, where their team had originated. To a man (and woman) they said “Los Angeles.”

Wrong. If you’re going to have an NFL franchise, know its history.

As a modest step toward setting the historical record straight, here’s vivid archival evidence of that Rams championship, won 15-14 in the frigid cold of Cleveland Municipal Stadium on December 16, 1945. To this day the Cleveland Rams remain the only NFL champions ever to play the following season in a different city.

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