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October 22, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harland Svare was 31 when the Rams promoted him from defensive line coach to head coach halfway through the 1962 season. He was the youngest coach in the history of an old league, and all these years later, it's a distinction Svare still holds. He remembers, though, that he didn't give it much thought until this year, when two other 30-somethings, Dave Shula and Bill Cowher, are leading a new youth movement in the NFL.
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November 15, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harland Svare was 31 when the Rams promoted him from defensive line coach to head coach halfway through the 1962 season. He was the youngest coach in the history of an old league, and all these years later, it's a distinction Svare still holds. He remembers, though, that he didn't give it much thought until this year, when two other 30-somethings, Dave Shula and Bill Cowher, are leading a new youth movement in the NFL.
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November 15, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harland Svare was 31 when the Rams promoted him from defensive line coach to head coach halfway through the 1962 season. He was the youngest coach in the history of an old league, and all these years later, it's a distinction Svare still holds. He remembers, though, that he didn't give it much thought until this year, when two other 30-somethings, Dave Shula and Bill Cowher, are leading a new youth movement in the NFL.
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October 22, 1992 | BOB OATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Harland Svare was 31 when the Rams promoted him from defensive line coach to head coach halfway through the 1962 season. He was the youngest coach in the history of an old league, and all these years later, it's a distinction Svare still holds. He remembers, though, that he didn't give it much thought until this year, when two other 30-somethings, Dave Shula and Bill Cowher, are leading a new youth movement in the NFL.
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July 31, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 31 he became the youngest head coach in the NFL, and after his command stint with the Rams, Harland Svare began his innovative but torturous journey with the Chargers. The "Sack Svare" stickers are long gone now, but the man who persists in being ahead of his time is at it again.
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March 25, 2006 | Claire Noland, Times Staff Writer
Half a century ago, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum was the hub of professional sports in this city; the NFL's Rams were packing the stadium every Sunday in the fall, and the Dodgers were filling the stands while waiting for their ballpark in Chavez Ravine to be built. In the early 1960s, the Lakers took up residence at the Sports Arena next to the Coliseum in Exposition Park. And a few miles to the west was the House of Serfas, where the athletes held court before and after games.
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January 13, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Fearsome Foursome patrolled the defensive line for the Los Angeles Rams from 1963 to 1966 and became one of the most revered group of linemen ever assembled in the NFL. Three of the four, Merlin Olsen, Rosey Grier and Deacon Jones, will participate in a fund-raiser for the fourth, former teammate Lamar Lundy, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Cal State Fullerton. Lundy has prostate cancer.
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December 19, 1991
The past two dreadful seasons aside, ecstasy has far outweighed agony for the Rams, from the franchise's start in Cleveland in 1937 and through moves to Los Angeles (1946) and then to Anaheim (1980). In 54 seasons--the team suspended operations in 1943--the Rams have had 31 winning teams and 19 losers; four finished at .500. The Rams have made one Super Bowl appearance--losing to Pittsburgh, 31-19, on Jan. 20, 1980--and five NFL championship appearances, winning in 1945 (vs.
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November 23, 1991 | TIM KAWAKAMI
The Rams' 8-19 record since 1989 is the second-worst for a 27-game span in franchise history. Their worst record over 27 games was from the end of 1961 through the middle of 1963, when the Rams compiled a 4-22-1 record under Bob Waterfield and Harland Svare. The Rams also were 8-19 in the first 27 games of their existence, 1937 through the first two games of 1939. Since giving up two No.
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March 18, 1990 | JOE HAMELIN, MCCLATCHY NEWS SERVICES
The story is legend, and I've told it before, about Charger Coach Harland Svare, after a game played in Oakland in 1972, shaking his fist at the ceiling fixture in the visitors' locker room and bellowing, "Damn you, Al Davis!"--on the assumption that the Raiders boss had the place bugged. It is not an apocryphal story. Dr. Arnold Mandell, the Chargers' team psychiatrist, was a witness and wrote of it in his book, "The Nightmare Season."
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July 31, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 31 he became the youngest head coach in the NFL, and after his command stint with the Rams, Harland Svare began his innovative but torturous journey with the Chargers. The "Sack Svare" stickers are long gone now, but the man who persists in being ahead of his time is at it again.
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December 12, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joe Scibelli, a standout offensive lineman with the Rams for 15 years and one of the team's most popular players, died Wednesday in Boston of cancer. He was 52. Scibelli was a fixture at right guard from 1961 to 1975 and seldom missed a game because of injury. He was part of a veteran offensive line that included tackle Charlie Cowan, who played with Scibelli for 15 years, and guard Tom Mack, who was with the Rams from 1966 through 1974.
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July 12, 2000 | JIM BARRERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Munson, a first-round draft choice of the Los Angeles Rams who spent 16 years in the NFL, was found dead in his swimming pool Monday night at his home in Lodi, Calif. Munson, 58, apparently had drowned. He was found by his nephew Monday evening. Relatives had become concerned when they hadn't heard from him since early Sunday, said Lodi police officer Gary Fauth. "It seems to be an accidental drowning," Fauth said. "We won't know until the coroner investigates."
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