The LA Rams’ secondary stars resemble the big game rams of North America. Let’s discuss each as we enter the 2020 NFL new season.
The LA Rams‘ namesakes, Rams, are sturdy survivors who flourish in the harshest of conditions. While there are many species of Rams worldwide, North America has only four native species: Rocky Mountain Bighorn, Desert Bighorn, Stone, and Dahl (from dalu, which means gifted). Of course, the team’s mascot is Rampage, adopted by the team in 2010, while hosted in the city of Saint Louis, Missouri.
The team was formed as the Cleveland Rams in 1936, where the team operated until 1945. In 1946, the team moved to the west coast city of Los Angeles, where the team became the Los Angeles Rams. Meanwhile, the Saint Louis Cardinals, a team formed in 1960, moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1988. The Rams decided to relocate to Saint Louis in 1995, where they played as the Saint Louis Rams for 30 years, from 1995 – 2015. In 2016, the Rams decided to return to the city of Los Angeles California, where they play today.
The Cleveland Rams borrowed the name in 1936 from then recognizable Fordham Rams, a famous sports college from the Bronx, New York City, New York. The Fordham Rams got their name from an 1890’s collegiate cheer: “One dam, Two-dam, Three-dam, Fordham!” Of course, the college Jesuits did not approve, so the cheer changed to “One ram, two-ram, three-ram, Fordham!” And so, the Fordham Rams were born.
Rams have been the symbol of power and virility since the beginning of recorded history. Ancient gods like Zeus, Apollo, and Baal were represented by Rams. With so much focus upon the LA Rams’ bad logo recently, we felt it was important to refocus the logo upon the players behind the symbol. We chose the four starting defensive backs as the first to wear the Rams symbolic mantle for the 2020 season.