January 11, 2000 |
There's not much excitement in this town of 7,700, across Lake Pontchartrain about 45 minutes north of New Orleans. There might occasionally be a rowdy party in the ballroom at the Holiday Inn on a Saturday night, but otherwise things are quiet. There are no big corporations with boardrooms filled with people obsessed by profit margins, and that suits Steve Rosenbloom fine. Rosenbloom, 55, and his wife, Shelly, who have two young children, have lived in Covington since 1991.
January 24, 1999
The meeting dragged on past midnight. The Los Angeles Rams' owner, Carroll Rosenbloom, was interviewing Detroit Lion assistant coach Chuck Knox at Rosenbloom's Bel-Air home. At 2:30 a.m., Knox looked Rosenbloom in the eye and told Rosenbloom what he'd been waiting to hear: "I can win." That said, Knox became the Ram coach, replacing recently fired Tommy Prothro. And win he did. Five consecutive NFC West titles. Double-digit wins in each of his five seasons.
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January 24, 1995
Re "Despite Regrets, Owner Says Rams Leaving," Jan. 15: I am 34 years old and have lived in the Los Angeles area all my life. Part of my life here was the Rams. My dad took me to my first Ram game as a child and I have supported them ever since. I have been a season ticket holder for years. I am a Melonhead. Many people have asked us what the melons mean, or why we do it. We started doing it because Anaheim Stadium was as silent as a tennis match. We were reported to security for standing up and making noise during the kickoff!
January 18, 1995 |
Steve Rosenbloom, the 50-year-old son of the Rams' late owner, Carroll Rosenbloom, said Tuesday his father would never have moved the team. "I saw where Georgia (Frontiere) said if Carroll were alive he wouldn't have waited so long (to move the team)," he said. "That's not true. My father made a commitment when we agreed to move the team to Anaheim. And he would have done something with that commitment. He would have made the grass greener there, not looked for greener grass elsewhere.
May 15, 1994 |
The five stages of L.A. Ram fandom, or so we have been told: 1950s: Royally entertained by Waterfield and Van Brocklin, Fears and Hirsch. Just happy to have the boys here. 1960s: In love with George Allen, Roman Gabriel and the Fearsome Foursome. Can't wait for Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum. 1970s: Tormented by Minnesota and Dallas. Cynicism setting in. 1980s: Re-invigorated by John Robinson and Eric Dickerson. At least until Dickerson is traded for a pocketful of sawdust. 1990s: Fickle.
December 28, 1991
I enjoyed your article on the Laker Girls by Julie Cart but would just like to respectfully remind you that it was David Mirisch who in 1978 was hired by the late Carroll Rosenbloom of the Rams to put together the first professional Los Angeles cheerleading team. Of the 805 girls who showed up on that day of tryouts at the Coliseum, and two went on to motion picture and television fame: Appolonia (Patty Katero) and Jenilee Harrison, who starred in "Three's Company." David Mirisch Enterprises is currently based in La Costa and has produced over 400 celebrity sporting events that have raised more than $600,000 for charities.